Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhone models this year including a 5.8-inch OLED model, a 6.1-inch LCD model, and a 6.5-inch OLED model. Production volume is estimated at 83-88 million units with sales remaining flat or growing slightly (2-3%)
All three models would continue to feature Face ID, and two of them would be premium versions with an AMOLED screen. Apple Pencil would be offered as an option as well.
Suppliers reportedly began assembling the OLED models in late July and are scheduled to begin assembling the LCD model in mid-September. The new iPhones are expected to ship in September and October.
Apple has purportedly bargained with supply chain partners to reduce component costs. This could result in a lower price for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone of $699-$749. The device is said to feature Face ID, dual-SIM functionality, and a larger display. Its lower cost will likely make it the best selling model. TrendForce estimates its production share at 50% of the new series.
The two premium OLED iPhones are expected to feature 4GB of RAM. The 5.8-inch model will allegedly have a lower starting price of $899-$949 and the larger 6.5-inch model will start at $999. The larger iPhone is targeted at the premium business market with dual-SIM functionality which may only be available in certain regions and up to 512GB of storage.
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