Apple will release three new iPhones next year, including one that has a 6.3-inch OLED screen, according to a new report.
The iPhone X switched from the more traditional LCD display to the far superior OLED screen produced by Samsung and is more colourful, brighter as well as being more energy efficient. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus continued to use with LCD displays.
Nikkei said that Apple will manufacture two versions with the OLED screens, a 6.3-inch and a 5.8-inch version, along with a 6.1-inch version that will continue to use the traditional technology.
To put the screen sizes in perspective, the iPhone X has a 5.8-inch screen so the new model would be significantly larger.
The LCD model will retain the metal back, meaning that it is unlikely to be able to benefit from new technology such as wireless charging according to Nikkei.
One of the reasons that Apple switch to glass backs was so that this feature could be supported.
Apple was not immediately available for comment.
Meanwhile, 9to5Mac citing renowned KGI Securities analylist Ming-Chi Kuo, well known for his predictions on future Apple products, reports that three new iPhones will be introduced in 2018.
Kuo claims that Apple will release a 5.8 inch and 6.5 inch iPhone both of which include and OLED display and improved L-shaped battery, while a 6.1 inch budget focussed model with an LCD display will be also be released.
Kuo also hinted that FaceID will be supported across the board on Apple’s new devices from next year and that the 2018 iPhones will also support 5G.