Apple’s 2018 lineup of iPhones is shaping up to be very interesting, with a new report shedding more light on one particular model. Noted KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will shift an impressive 100 million units in the back half of 2018.
The main reason behind this will be the phone’s price since Kuo thinks it could sell at anywhere between $699 (approx Rs 44670) or $799 (roughly Rs 51060). The exact rate will determine the number of shipments, so if Apple decides to go with the lower number it could end up vending something to the tune of 115 million units.
The 4.7-inch iPhone 8 currently sells at $699, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799. The 6.1 LCD iPhone is bigger than the two, making the question of cost a bit more complicated. Kuo isn’t sure if Apple sees the upcoming device as a successor to both its predecessors.
All-in-all, Kuo predicts the 6.1-inch iPhone will account for 50% of new models shipping in 2018, easily outselling the more expensive OLED ones. That’s no surprise since Apple will probably stick to its $999 rate for the direct sequel to the iPhone X and slap an even more expensive one on the new 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus.
While all 3 are set to feature bezel-less notch-adorned screens and Face ID support, the cheapest 6.1-inch iPhone might drop 3D Touch support, get 3GB of RAM, utilize a non-stacked motherboard, and pack a standard rectangular battery.