Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

iPhone 9 tipped in two variants with iPhone X style OLED screens

It hasn’t even been a week since the iPhone X hit the shelves and KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the most accurate voices on Apple’s future products, has already shared his predictions for the next iPhone(s).

Kuo believes that Apple will launch two new iPhone 9 handsets in 2018. Both should feature the same stainless steel frame as the iPhone X, but the company is thought to have made some minor changes to the structure to improve data transmission.

As it stands, Apple’s flagship iPhone lineup consists of three devices: the LCD iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and the OLED iPhone X. Kuo suspects that the firm will launch two new OLED iPhone-branded smartphones next year.

Seeing as the iPhone X was intended to pave the way for all future iPhones, it’s unlikely we’re looking at S-line variants of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – so could Apple be working on a Plus and S model of the iPhone X? It’s possible.

It’s more likely, however, that the Cupertino company is developing a new line to bridge the gap between the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (think: iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus), and improve on the shortcomings of its first OLED handset.

If that turns out to be the case, we can expect to see the so-called iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus replace the iPhone X in the firm’s lineup, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus could continue to exist as more affordable alternatives.

Do you think Apple will replace the iPhone 8 and iPhone X with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus next year? Be sure to let us know over on Facebook or Twitter @TrustedReviews.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have 9 million users a month around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.