Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple working on 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’ for late 2018 launch

“Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities issued a note to investors on Monday, a copy of which was obtained by AppleInsider, revealing that Apple has a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone on tap for launch in the second half of 2018,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider. “This handset would presumably serve as a sort of ‘iPhone X Plus,’ taking the general size of a Plus-sized iPhone and adding an edge-to-edge OLED display.”

“But Apple is also working on a new LCD model with a large 6.1-inch display, according to Kuo. He believes that this model will be targeted toward the low-end and mid-range smartphone markets,” Hughes reports. “This new model will “differ significantly” from the OLED models, boasting a lower-resolution display to achieve a price point between $650 and $750. But it’s likely that this model will feature Face ID and advanced cameras to replace Touch ID, according to Kuo. He also believes that Apple will greatly reduce the bezels on this LCD model, thanks to the elimination of Touch ID.”

Hughes report, “These two handsets will be flanked by a next-generation iPhone X, he said, featuring the same 5.8-inch edge-to-edge OLED display as the recently released model.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Will this 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus feature Apple Pencil support? That’d be niiice.

Regardless, we call it “Samsung’s Torment.” Buh-bye, Note crap!


  1. So will we get one last iPhone 9 then before iPhone X takes over all of the new launch phones leaving those below to soldier on for a few more years in the medium price range until the early X models can be sold at a competitive price in that sector. Will be interesting to see how the X then develops in its naming criteria from next year.

  2. I bought the X specifically to have the traditional “Plus” features in a phone only a little larger than the previous non-Plus models. iPhone X proves it can be done.

    If Apple releases a larger iPhone X Plus and reserves the best features into it, I’ll be appalled.

      1. Specifically, I’d be appalled at apple for taking the best features that I want (and am willing to pay for) and putting them into a form factor that I really don’t want at all.

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