Apple’s next-gen iPhones could drive significant growth

“If you’ve been following the Apple iPhone rumor mill, you probably know that Apple is preparing to launch three new iPhones this year. One of the new iPhones is expected to be an upgraded version of the current premium iPhone X and another is expected to be a larger version of the updated iPhone X, which I’ll refer to as the iPhone X Plus,” Ashraf Eassa writes for The Motley Fool. “The third model, which I’ll refer to simply as the new iPhone, is expected to be similar in form factor to the upcoming iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, but with the following differences: [6.1-inch LCD display, no 3D Touch].”

“On top of these differences, TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, in a recent note, said that the new iPhone will come in a number of casing colors including gray, white, blue, red, and orange,” Eassa writes. “Kuo says that the new iPhone will sell for ‘under $700.’ For some context, the current iPhone 8 starts at $699 and the iPhone 8 Plus starts at $799. Based on everything we know, it’s starting to look like the new iPhone will be Apple’s attempt at driving up iPhone unit shipment growth after several years of stagnation.”

“Kuo thinks that this revamped form factor and purported price point will do a better job of driving current iPhone owners to upgrade to new models than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus did. I completely agree,” Eassa writes. “If Kuo is right that the new iPhone will boost upgrade activity among current iPhone buyers, then we could see Apple deliver the first significant year-over-year growth in iPhone shipments since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the fall of calendar year 2014.”

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MacDailyNews Take: As far as we’re concerned, Apple cannot kill the Home button across all iOS devics soon enough! Soon, the non-iPhone X iOS users of the world will come to realize just how much iOS operation and flow is improved with the removal of the Home button. We can’t wait!

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Ming-Chi Kuo: Next-gen iPhone models will come in blue, red, orange and gold – July 6, 2018


  1. Apple should not discontinue the Iphone SE, many people like myself very much prefer the size of the SE. I hated the size of my 6S i had for a few months.

  2. 1) Your sudden Home button hatred is completely unwarranted and certainly not the consensus view among iOS users.
    2) the price of OLED remains a concern, whatever value it’s supposed to offer isn’t appreciated by the vast majority of users.
    3) If you look at the trend, the sales of the iPhone X after the big splash have steadily decreased. As opposed to the real hits like the iPhone 6, which saw increasing sales every month after release until its replacement were available. That should tell you something.
    4) Apple now has three different iPhone styles on the market, an inconsistent mess of hardware fragmentation that needs to be cleaned up.
    5) The fugly notch is a nonstarter for many people, especially those who view video in landscape mode
    6) The smallest most pocketable iPhone has ample room for a home button and a headphone jack. Think about that.
    7) Releasing new fashion colors every season is not innovation.
    8) Performance wise, the X is inferior to the 8 in almost all objective ways. The 8 would be even better if it ditched the fragile glass back, the useless wireless charging gimmick, and restored a proper dedicated audio jack.
    9) Apple Pay is faster with a home button than with FaceID
    10) There are times you want to grab the iPhone without unlocking it — FaceID is a disadvantage there.
    11) 3D touch is another example of needless complexity that should disappear. Home Button is reliable elegant simplicity that needs to stay.

  3. Without 5G, or the option of activating it in the future, I don’t see myself updating unless some other significant surprise upgrade appears just to have to buy another iPhone again in 2019. Think my money will be going towards a new iPad Pro this year instead.

  4. In my opinion, IPhone SE2 should be a redesign of iPhone SE in a package close to iPhone 4S. The top bezel gone or minimised and the overall size reduced keeping the screen size at 4”. At that screen size, not many of us need power n speed hungry apps. We just want a phone to call, SMS, whatsapp, snapchat, telegram etc and music
    Why not listen to people like us apple ?

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