Expectations for next year’s iPhone lineup are high, and analysts are obviously keen on stoking that fire quite a bit.
So it’s no surprise that, despite being months away from Apple unveiling those new phones, we’re rummaging through rumors on a semi-regular basis. The latest addition is from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a strong track record in predicting what Apple is going to do next. The KGI Securities analyst is back again, this time suggesting Apple may vary its lineup a bit more in 2017.
As MacRumors reports, Kuo believes Apple will launch a 4.7-inch iPhone next year, which will feature an LCD display and a single-lens camera system on the back. So, a similar setup to what the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7 has. But, Appel will also apparently launch a 5.5-inch iPhone with an LCD display as well, which will include a dual-camera system on the back — like the iPhone 7 Plus.
There’s one more new addition, if Kuo is correct, which is another variant that includes an OLED display and a dual-camera system on the back.
“We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFT-LCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem.”
Unfortunately, Kuo did not hint at what he believes that OLED iPhone will pack in terms of a display size in this particular analyst note. However, he has said in the past that he expects Apple to launch a 5.8-inch iPhone, the top-tier of the lineup, which could indeed boast that OLED panel.
Would you buy an iPhone with a 5.8-inch display?
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