Kuo: Apple to Maintain Same iPhone Mix in 2019 With 5.8 and 6.5-Inch OLED iPhones, 6.1-Inch LCD

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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often accurately predicts Apple's future device plans, believes the company will continue to offer three iPhones in 2019 with the same general lineup seen in 2018.

In a note to investors about Apple supplier Luxshare's predicted market share released this morning, Kuo included a chart that suggests Apple will continue to offer 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones in 2019, along with one 6.1-inch LCD model.


That's the same lineup used this year, which consists of the 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED iPhone XS and XS Max and the 6.1-inch iPhone XR.

Rumors about the 2019 iPhones have been circulating for a few months now, but this is the first time that we've heard specific details on the number of devices we can expect to see in 2019 and their screen sizes.

Given that 2018 is sort of an "S" upgrade year with no major changes to the iPhone X design introduced in 2017, there was a possibility that Apple could condense its iPhone lineup or introduce new screen sizes, but it looks like we may be sticking with the current lineup for at least another year.


Other 2019 iPhone rumors have suggested the upcoming iPhones will adopt faster, more efficient A13 chips from TSMC, triple lens rear camera systems, revamped front-facing TrueDepth camera systems, and perhaps support for the Apple Pencil.

Details about all of the rumors we've heard about the new devices so far can be found in our 2019 iPhones roundup.

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What Ming-Chi Kuo say about October event to announce new Mac Mini?
yes, and mark also...but its pretty sure we will have event on the 30th October because of Tim's traveling next week
[doublepost=1539626190][/doublepost]I hope also will be true the rumour that Kuo said that in 2019 we will have a little bit smaller notch and also an even slimmer bezels, so , keeping now the same 5.8" 6.5" we will have a more compact iphones...no need to make them 6" and 6.7" or whatever
 

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This is fine with me. I'm excited for the XR. Hopefully 2019 will be the year of an iOS overhaul. Lucky #13.
 
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Pretty expected, Apple doesn't really majorly update the design language every two anymore. Though I am sure there will be speed and camera improvements.
 

ryanwarsaw

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I don't think this year was exactly a simple S cycle.The Max being a different size is a big product differentiation from the original X. The XR is a completely new beast. If only the XS was released then I would agree it is a simple S year. For the people that want a redesign next year, you are in for disappointment. Look how long it went with the last models.

now can somebody howl "bring back the SE"?
 

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My question would be, does the Xs and the X Max get lowered in price to be sold along with 2019 models or do they get replaced, meaning Apple keeps the high end prices and margins from now on and the 8 becomes the SE and the XR is the mid range.
 
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Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often accurately predicts Apple's future device plans, believes the company will continue to offer three iPhones in 2019 with the same general lineup seen in 2018.

In a note to investors about Apple supplier Luxshare's predicted market share released this morning, Kuo included a chart that suggests Apple will continue to offer 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones in 2019, along with one 6.1-inch LCD model.


That's the same lineup used this year, which consists of the 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED iPhone XS and XS Max and the 6.1-inch iPhone XR.

Rumors about the 2019 iPhones have been circulating for a few months now, but this is the first time that we've heard specific details on the number of devices we can expect to see in 2019 and their screen sizes.

Given that 2018 is sort of an "S" upgrade year with no major changes to the iPhone X design introduced in 2017, there was a possibility that Apple could condense its iPhone lineup or introduce new screen sizes, but it looks like we may be sticking with the current lineup for at least another year.


Other 2019 iPhone rumors have suggested the upcoming iPhones will adopt faster, more efficient A13 chips from TSMC, triple lens rear camera systems, revamped front-facing TrueDepth camera systems, and perhaps support for the Apple Pencil.

Details about all of the rumors we've heard about the new devices so far can be found in our 2019 iPhones roundup.

Article Link: Kuo: Apple to Maintain Same iPhone Mix in 2019 With 5.8 and 6.5-Inch OLED iPhones, 6.1-Inch LCD
The fact that literally no one (including apple, it seems) has a clue what next year's phones will be called is a pretty sad reflection on how their naming schema has just completely gone down the pipes. I've put far too much thought into it and honestly I have no clue what the hell is gonna happen next year with the names
 

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The fact that literally no one (including apple, it seems) has a clue what next year's phones will be called is a pretty sad reflection on how their naming schema has just completely gone down the pipes. I've put far too much thought into it and honestly I have no clue what the hell is gonna happen next year with the names
Don't worry about the name, just the specs.
 
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2018 is kind of an S year, and kind of not.

The 5.8" XS is definitely an "S" year model. Or maybe we should say, an "s" year model. Most people won't notice the speed bump over last year's A11, which itself still feels extremely fast. The only change of note is the improved camera. But every year the iPhone camera gets better - it's a given.

But the Max is Apple's first Plus-sized OLED phone. If you're not into big screen phones, then this probably isn't a big deal. But if you like big screen phones, that's a really meaningful improvement over last year's X.

And of course, the Xr is a brand new model, in a brand new form factor. There's nothing "S-year" about it.

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If Apple keeps the same 3 form factors for 2019, I'm wondering what Apple will do to distinguish them from the 2018 models. Of course, there will be a faster chip and improved cameras - that's a given, but that's no different from any other year.
 
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