Apple won’t be making a smaller iPhone X anytime soon

Apple won’t be bringing a smaller version of the iPhone X to its smartphone line up anytime soon as the Cupertino company has apparently scrapped preliminary orders of a 5.28-inch OLED display. 

Following the reveal of the iPhone X, the rumour mill has been churning on whether Apple will bring OLED displays to other iPhone models, with industry sources reportedly letting slip that Apple will have 5.28-inch, 5.85-inch and 6.46-inch range of displays for its 2018 iPhone range.

But The Korea Herald reported that a smaller OLED equipped iPhone wouldn’t be very marketable for Cupertino and as such Apple has scrapped the preliminary orders it has made with Korean tech manufacturers like Samsung and LG for the 5.28-inch display.

However, it looks like Apple will be sticking with the 5.85-inch and 6.46-inch display orders, with the former being pretty much the same screen size sported by the iPhone X. This means we can expect to seen an iPhone XI and a larger iPhone 8 Plus style iPhone XI Plus.

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Interestingly, the orders Apple has reportedly made include one for a 6-inch plus LCD display from manufacturer Japan Display, which would suggest Apple is looking to make a non-OLED and larger version of the iPhone X.

Dropping the OLED display would seem like an odd move, unless Apple is trying to lower production costs or offer a more budget-orientated version of the iPhone X in a similar vein to the  entry-level iPhone SE.

The iPhone X isn’t even out yet, but while anticipation for it grows, we’ll have to wait and see if the re-designed iPhone can compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, and if it can inject enough excitement in the new design to warrant Apple making the handset’s successor available in a wider range of sizes.

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