“Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models,” Michael Liedtke reports for The Associated Press. “Most of the buzz is swirling around a rumored iPhone that is supposed to boast a 6.5-inch OLED screen, up from 5.8 inches on the existing iPhone X.”
“If the speculation pans out, the even-bigger iPhone would represent Apple’s attempt to feed consumers’ appetite for increasingly bigger screens as they rely on smartphones to watch and record video, as well as take photos wherever they are,” Liedtke reports. “The iPhone X, a dramatically redesigned model released last fall, got rid of the home button and introduced facial-recognition technology to unlock the device. It was the first mass-market smartphone to demand a $1,000 starting price.”
“Apple also is expected to release an iPhone with minor updates to last year’s $1,000 model and another version made of cheaper materials, including a 6.1-inch LCD screen. Even so, the cheaper iPhone is still expected to sell for $650 to $750. The cheaper phone also is expected to lose the home button,” Liedtke reports. “Price cuts for older models, with the home button, are also likely.”
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iPhone names, storage, colors below are based on leaked details from Apple’s sitemap XML files:
• iPhone XS (5.8-inch OLED screen) and XS Max (6.5-inch OLED screen):
– Storage: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
– Colors: Space Gray, Silver, Gold
• iPhone XR (6.1-inch LCD screen):
– Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
– Colors: Black, White, Red, Yellow, Coral, Blue
6.1-inch iPhone Xr will come in black, white, red, yellow, coral and blue with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options – September 12, 2018
Apple leaks iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR names, wider 40mm and 44mm Apple Watch sizes on Apple.com – September 12, 2018