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Apple expected to release three new iPhone models in 2018

Apple is expected to release three iPhone models in 2018, according to KGI Securities analyst and all-round Apple guru Ming-Chi Kuo.

The analyst, who is regularly touted as someone who gets iPhone predictions spot on, noted that the Cupertino’s engineers will knock-out a two OLED sporting iPhones, one with 6.5-inch display and one with a 5.8-inch display, the latter being roughly the same size as the current iPhone X.

To go alongside these OLED iPhones, according to 9to5Mac, Kuo predicts Apple will have another handset equipped with a lower-resolution TFT LCD panel, which would be positioned as a budget option when compared to the OLED iPhones.

Kuo reckons Apple’s facial recognition technology, Face ID, will be put into all of its 2018 iPhones, meaning all the handsets will feature an opinion polarising notch in the top of their displays.

But this would seem like a move by Apple to get more people to use its Face ID feature and move away from the Touch ID fingerprint scanner which holds sway over the iPhone 8 models.

Kuo also suggested that Apple will have a lot more of the ‘new’ iPhones available at launch when compared to the 80 million iPhone units shipped in the second half of this year.

Of course, this is all educated speculation at the moment, though that hasn’t stopped Kuo from predicting that the LCD future iPhone will have a price that ranges from $649 to $749, a significant reduction when compared to the $999 price tag of the current iPhone X.

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