If you’re one of those people who wishes that Apple would release more colorful iPhones, the company might just have your back with its next lineup. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang has a new note out in which he claims that the brand will release bright shades with the new 6.1-inch LCD iPhone.
Apple has gone ultra-colorful before with the ill-fated iPhone 5C series, rolling out the handset in green, yellow, blue, white, and red. The lineup was supposed to serve as a cheaper alternative to the main flagship 5S series, but didn’t do that well because of its less-premium polycarbonate shell and downgraded specs.
What’s interesting is that Apple is reportedly going down a similar route with the so-called iPhone 8S. The device is apparently being constructed with an LCD screen which lacks 3D Touch to keep costs down. Zhang asserts that the company might sell it in blue, yellow and pink options.
He provides two reasons for this. One is to set it apart from the OLED models namely the 5.8-inch iPhone X (2018) and 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus. The other is to appeal to the younger consumer market. Both are plausible explanations, but Zhang doesn’t provide any evidence of this happening, whether from a supply chain rumor or any other source.
The note also talks about the future of the iPhone lineup, suggesting that Apple will adopt a triple-lens camera system in its 2019 handsets. The lenses might employ a Time of Flight (ToF) 3D sensing solution. This in turn could allow for enhanced augmented reality experiences and better bokeh shots.