Leaked schematics confirm existence of 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus

Following on from the iPhone X, Apple is thought to be lining up a handful of new phones to release in 2018, including the iPhone 9. We could also be getting an iPhone X Plus, too, so here’s everything you need to know, including the latest and iPhone X Plus release date, specs, and price rumours.

One of the first teasers we’ve had comes to us via an investor note from Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang (H/T AppleInsider), which suggests that three iPhones are indeed incoming in 2018 under the codenames ‘Jaguar’, ‘Porsche’ and ‘Rolls-Royce’.

‘Jaguar’ supposedly refers to the more affordable LCD iPhone being developed, which could be called the iPhone SE 2 in its final incarnation, while ‘Porsche’ is allegedly the much-rumoured 5.8-inch OLED 2018 iPhone – dubbed the iPhone 9.

But it’s ‘Rolls-Royce’ were really interested in here – and not because we’ve got a big night out planned in Miami.

It’s because Zhang is tipping the ‘Rolls-Royce’ to be a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone, which slots nicely in with our hopes of seeing an iPhone X Plus released this year. That was later corroborated by a set of leaked schematics, highlight the unit’s design.

The schematics revealed that the iPhone X Plus with its 6.5-inch edge-to-edge screen will take the shape of a body measuring in at a mere 6.1- x 3.03-inches. That’s smaller than the footprint belonging to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus.

Zhang also has reason to believe that the so-called iPhone X Plus will be offered alongside an all-new ‘iPen’, which could be a reference to the rumoured Apple Pencil 2 we’re expecting to see showcased at some point later this year.

Apple has long been linked with bringing stylus support to its iPhone range, so this all sounds reasonable to our eye. And if it does indeed reveal its biggest handset to date in the iPhone X Plus, it’s the obvious place for the new accessory to land.

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iPhone X Plus (2018) Release Date and Price: When is the iPhone X Plus coming out, and how much will it cost?

There’s no telling when the iPhone X Plus and the rest of the 2018 iPhone line-up will arrive, but seeing as Apple is a creature of habit (like most manufacturers) and tends to hold a dedicated iPhone launch event in September, our money’s on then.

But what about pricing? One thing’s for certain: the iPhone X Plus won’t be cheap. The iPhone X starts at £999, so you can expect the plus-sized model to go for north and that – we think a starting price of £1150 is within the realms of possibility.

Our News and Features Editor James Laird contributed to this article.

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