KGI Shares Latest on 6.1-Inch iPhone, Next iPhone X and iPhone X Plus to Have 4GB of RAM and Two-Cell Batteries

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often relays information gathered from sources within Apple's supply chain in Asia, today shared a trio of new research notes that outline both new and existing predictions about the new iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone expected later this year.

    iPhone X Plus dummy model versus current iPhone X via Ben Geskin

    MacRumors obtained a copy of each research note, and we've rounded up the key points. More details are available in our 2018 iPhones roundup.

    All-New 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD

    New:o Taiwanese manufacturers Pegatron, Foxconn, and Wistron will be the key assemblers of the 6.1-inch iPhone, with 60 percent, 30 percent, and 10 percent allocation of EMS respectively
    o Japan Display will supply around 70 percent of LCD panels for the 6.1-inch iPhone. Rumors suggest Apple will use Japan Display's six-inch Full Active LCDs that only require ultra-slim 0.5mm bezels on all four sides
    Reiterated:o Nearly full screen design with no home button and notch for TrueDepth sensors
    o 3D sensing for Face ID and Animoji
    o Rectangular-shaped, one-cell battery with 2,850-2,950 mAh, up to 8.5 percent larger than current iPhone X. The increased capacity will be the result of a smaller logic board given manufacturing advancements
    o Lower price point: starting at between $700 and $800 in the United States
    The rumored 6.1-inch iPhone is shaping up to be a lower-priced iPhone X with some design compromises, which Kuo previously said will include an aluminum frame, a lack of 3D Touch, a single rather than dual lens rear camera, and 3GB of RAM, which will be less memory than other new 2018 iPhones have.

    Next-Generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus

    According to Kuo, the second-generation iPhone X and a larger 6.5-inch version we're calling iPhone X Plus will each have an increased 4GB of RAM. Unsurprisingly, given its larger physical size, the iPhone X Plus is also expected to have up to a 25 percent larger battery capacity of 3,300-3,400 mAh vs. iPhone X.

    Kuo adds that Apple has settled on a two-cell, L-shaped design for the second-generation iPhone X and iPhone X Plus battery, compared to a single-cell, L-shaped design that could have yielded up to 10 percent additional capacity.

    By the sounds of it, the new iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, beyond the latter's larger screen size, won't be significant upgrades. Kuo doesn't expect improvements to be made to the TrueDepth camera system until 2019. Nevertheless, he expects the devices to sell well, especially the lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone.

    Article Link: KGI Shares Latest on 6.1-Inch iPhone, Next iPhone X and iPhone X Plus to Have 4GB of RAM and Two-Cell Batteries
  2. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    This is now the 4th rumour in a week. They all know nothing.
  3. macfacts macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2012
    Looks like 2gb ram iOS devices are soon to be outdated. Better not update iOS on those devices anymore.
  4. asdavis10 macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Lack of 3D Touch? These "analysts" are taking a shot in the dark. There is no way Apple does this.
  5. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    So the iPhone 6.1 will me the iPad line and the X the „Pro“ line. Kind of annoying
  6. rajat8676 macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2013
    Finally we'll have a reasonably (sensibly) priced iPhone again!
  7. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 30, 2017
  8. Bawstun macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2009
    Again with the lame notch design? How many more iterations of the iPhone will it take before I will be able to purchase new device? Still not buying one as long as they’re “settling” on aesthetics with that ridiculous notch.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 28, 2018 ---
    Apple is discontinuing 3D Touch. As it was an under-used, under-developed, and mostly unwanted feature, like most things they release these days.
  9. loveandhavefun macrumors member


    Mar 7, 2014
  10. Deacon-Blues macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2012
    The downgraded camera is a dealbreaker on that 6.1". I hope this rumor is untrue. I don't want an X Plus if it's larger than my 7 Plus and even more expensive than the X. Also I prefer LCD to OLED, so the 6.1" would have been perfect. Would have been...

  11. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    I don't see how it could be 6.5 inch. That would bigger than the current Plus outside dimensions.

    I hope they go a little smaller for the OLED Plus.
  12. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    How is it annoying to have more choices? Please explain.
  13. Jakexb macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2014
    All I want is a non-X with a dual camera on the back.
  14. Bobo03 macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2014
    Time to rename the website. sounds like a good place to start.
  15. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    What if I want dual lense but not a bigger screen? What if I have no need for a overpriced OLED screen but still would like to have 3D Touch?

    Ah those times when the only difference was the screen size
  16. JoeSixPack macrumors member


    Oct 4, 2008
    Two batter cells!? Can it be that Apple is listening to its customers?
  17. macsrcool1234, Jan 28, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2018

    macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    The amount of fragmentation is just getting absurd. They need to trim the SKU's, the feature vs price difference just isn't there.
  18. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    I actually think it makes sense. If the LCD 6.1 retains a lower price point, it could eliminate 3D Touch for price point reasons for lower tier pricing. While the more expensive 5.8/6.5 OLED model retains 3D Touch.
  19. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    Nice joke. 3d touch/taptic engine now is on cars too like audi a8/a7 etc
    Only the cheaper one is suppose not to have it,like the SE
  20. pantherfalcon2332 macrumors newbie


    Jun 25, 2017
    I like 3D Touch only for the moving the cursor; that feature is so handy
  21. Ds6778 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 9, 2016
    Lol they’re literally creating a “knockoff” of their own phone. Oh you want the X but can’t afford it? Here’s a gimped crappy version of it! Get the look without the price! Their product line grow more confusing by the minute. SAD.
  22. macs4nw macrumors 601


    Only eight more months of varying rumors and conflicting opinions until we get the real scoop lol
  23. iapplelove macrumors 601


    Nov 22, 2011
    East Coast USA
    My iPhone X is the first phone with 3D Touch and I forget it’s even there.

    So I guess it’s safe to say it’s somethig I can live without.
  24. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    This ! True so true. But still at 700$ since it still have the cheaper lcd and no 3d touch...that would mean the 5.8” oled will still have the starting peice of 999$?? I think not
    --- Post Merged, Jan 28, 2018 ---
    Nope. After May all the rumors will become true. So only 4 months
  25. cmichaelb macrumors 68020


    Aug 6, 2008
    3D Touch is under used, it's not worth the cost to include and helps differentiate the models.


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