Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple’s next-gen 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to outsell next-gen 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X models

“KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes consumer demand for a next-generation 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will outpace that of two OLED models rumored to debut during this fall’s refresh cycle, buoying suppliers of LCD panels, aluminum chassis and other related components,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider. “”

“Kuo says anticipation for this year’s iPhone X led to a dismal outlook on the future of LCD models, but a rumored 6.1-inch LCD model could reshape sentiment in 2018,” Campbell reports. “Further, if Apple does release a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model with full-screen display, as rumors suggest, the potential for sales growth will positively affect suppliers like LCD manufacturer Japan Display. ”

“Apple is rumored to add two new OLED models to its iPhone lineup this fall including a 5.8-inch iPhone X replacement. A 6.5-inch “iPhone X Plus” with a panel manufactured by LG is also supposedly in the works, but Kuo in his note today suggested the South Korean firm might not be able to meet Apple’s production standards on time,” Campbell reports. “Kuo’s note reiterates predictions aired last month, when the analyst said he expects the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model to account for 50 percent of new handset shipments in 2018. ”

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MacDailyNews Take: Not here at MacDailyNews. Come to us, 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus!

As we wrote last December:

“iPhone X Pro” with Apple Pencil support! Starting at $1,199.

‘Twas readily discernible differentiation, and not just in screen size, but in camera hardware and features that has sold and continues to sell many Plus model iPhones. ProMotion – especially and naturally coupled with Apple Pencil support – would be a strong reason to choose iPhone X Plus, iPhone X Pro*, or whatever they name it.

*”Pro” means Apple Pencil support already, so it makes sense to use “Pro” for any iPhone with Apple Pencil support, too. – MacDailyNews, November 28, 2017

Regardless, we call it “Samsung’s Torment.” – MacDailyNews, November 13, 2017

Even without Pencil support, tens of millions will queue up online and in front of retail stores for the privilege of owning them!

[iPhone X] is just such a great device, but Apple (likely very carefully and intentionally) made it just a bit too small for our taste (baking in the impetus to upgrade this year), so we’re very much looking forward to the rumored 6.5-inch “iPhone X Pro” said to be coming this fall.MacDailyNews, January 2, 2018

Apple’s next-gen 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’ could be a huge seller – January 6, 2018
iPhone X drives Apple’s ‘best ever’ year for smartphone sales – December 1, 2017
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple working on 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’ for late 2018 launch – November 13, 2017
Apple may use Full Active LCD over OLED to create next-gen bezel-less iPhones – September 28, 2017

1 Comment

  1. The great fortuneteller has spoken, so it must be so.

    Apple may have gone with the smaller display on the iPhone because a larger display would have cost much more and it’s likely Samsung couldn’t manufacture enough of them. Doesn’t anyone take into account things such as lower yields. Apple is bound by the same rules as other companies and Apple makes it even harder by supposedly asking for higher-quality components. Apple can’t just snap their fingers and get whatever they want whenever they want it at a reasonable price.

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