Will Apple have a high end phone next year or 2 normal ones

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lemon100, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. lemon100 macrumors newbie


    Nov 5, 2017
    Will Apple have an iPhone X successor nex year or just two regular iPhones?
  2. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Who knows. We are in uncharted territory really now.
  3. lemon100 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 5, 2017
    Agreed. They really messed up the naming too.
  4. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I think it would be a mistake to let the iPhone 6 form factor continue. I would hope the screen tech would trickle down and the next generation iPhone would hold the current iPhone 8/8+ price with more iPhone X specs.

    But given how expensive everything from Apple has become, I'm not sure that will happen. It's quite frustrating.
  5. cardfan macrumors 68000

    Mar 23, 2012
    I'd bet the farm on bigger X phone. Whether they call it iphone pro or X plus..who knows
  6. Diorama macrumors 6502a

    Oct 6, 2017
    Considering what has happened to MacBook Pro pricing in the last 5 years I wouldn’t count on it.
  7. Absrnd macrumors 6502a


    Apr 15, 2010
    I think the current iPhone 8 form factor will be next years "budget" model, and we'll have two Iphone Xs sizes.
  8. lemon100 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 5, 2017
    Maybe have one more year of LCD iPhones then kill LCD off for good.
  9. noteple macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2011
    This years sales determines next years lineups
    If you buy It they’ll make more
  10. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Or.... iPhone 9 with less bezel/FingerPrint reader + LCD screen, and 2 size iPhone X S
  11. Faelan macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2014
    My guess is that they’ll introduce a plus sized X+1. If they feel that they’ve pushed the price too high, they might keep it at the same price that the X currently sits at and then drop the X+1 $100 in price. If not, the plus sized X+1 is probably going to start at $1099. My bet is on the latter, because Apple. Storage is probably going to be the same, but we might see a 512GB version which might be a plus sized feature only. Typical Apple d... move. The 8/8+ and 6s/6s+ will disappear. The 6s will be too old and the 8 will still be too good for entry level. The current X will disappear as well. The 7/7+ will be the "budget" phone and probably only come in a 64GB version. The reason being that they want to keep true tone and wireless charging only available to the latest greatest. Again, another typical Apple d... move to upsell you. Jet black will disappear. It’ll hurt their margins too much to produce. We can’t have that. Perhaps rose gold and gold as well. It’s just getting too cluttered with their lineup. In return, they might offer a third X+1 color option. It’ll probably be some ugly color that everybody will go crazy over and get anyway and we will have numerous threads with insecure guys wondering if people will question their sexuality if seen using a phone of that particular color.


    I’m a bit jaded by now ;)
  12. maka344 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2009
    London, UK
    I think they’ll do a Samsung and release a gold X in early next year when sales of the X are dropping off due to the price.
  13. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I think they will have a plus size. FaceID might have faster hardware, but FaceID will still be FaceID.
  14. lemon100 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 5, 2017
    Wasn't there that rumered "blush gold"?
  15. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    Maybe an 8s, new X, and X Plus?
    Maybe an edge-to-edge SE, new x, and X Plus?
    Idk the names are all jacked up.
  16. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    We don't know the future. We can try to predict the naming and we could still end up being wrong.


    A non-anniversary iPhone could pleasantly surprise all of us like the iPhone 5s did.

    ^ And this was a tock/s-model.
  17. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

    Aug 16, 2007
    Yeah I don’t get the naming. I understand X is the anniversary phone and all. But in 2 years are they going to call the regular iPhone the 10 or skip to 11? Or maybe they’ll just drop the number thing altogether since Apple doesn’t care for numbers with their products.
  18. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    The iPhone XS and XS Plus seems to be the most logical! (and skip over 9)
    Apple is scary if you think about it, if it were not for the competition like Google, Samsung, and LG to some extent for keeping the heat up... we probably would have only gotten what is the iPhone 8 and 8+ this year, then get the iPhone 9 and 9+ the year after that, and then only the year after that do we get the iPhone X with the radical new design. It would have been 2 years before we saw the iPhone X!
  19. lemon100 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 5, 2017
    iPhone 5=5th anniversary, major redesign, so maybe Xs?
    Could "Reboot" the lineup by calling it simply "iPhone" .
  20. naturalstar macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    They’ve kind of hinted at what they were going to do with the naming convention this year. They skipped the 7s and went straight to 8. My guess is that in 2018, there will be a 9 (really 8s) with some incremental updates. There will also be the XI or 11 that will introduce the Plus version with updates and possibly another color added.

    In 2019, full steam ahead with the XII or 12. There won’t be a new model of the 6/7/8/9 form factor. They will still be available in the iterations Apple sees worth continuing to offer for lower price entry, but that generation of design will be done for seeing updates.
  21. Starfyre macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2010
    I am okay with any result that does not see major updates to the X (or any updates) that makes me not feel the need to upgrade next year.
  22. naturalstar macrumors 6502a


    Mar 9, 2012
    I don’t know. I thought about it, but I think Apple will keep the numbers. I can see them skipping the 9 altogether, especially if there will be a Plus size of the X.

    As another thought, the 9 could be a “placeholder” as a just in case they aren’t able to implement the Plus version of the X for 2018... and please oh, please let me wrong about THAT!
  23. iScone macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    I think they’ll have the following models:


    That’s it. There’s too little difference in the 6 form factor phones now.
  24. lemon100 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 5, 2017
    If Apple names the them that crappily im sure lots of people will rip out their hair...
  25. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Its too early to tell - Apple doesn't detail what they'll be doing in the future and so any talk about future plans is fruitless.

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