Apple prepping blue, orange iPhones, report says

File photo: An Apple sales associate speaks with a customer to wait to purchase a new iPhone X in New York city, USA, November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Word has it Apple is planning to introduce more colour to 2018 iPhone line-up.

Citing analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, 9to5Mac reports that a new, 6.5-inch premium OLED iPhone comes in black, white, and a new golden tone, while a more affordable 6.1-inch LCD model will be available in many colors: gray, white, blue, red and orange.

That might bring back memories of 2013, when Apple released the low-cost iPhone 5c (see picture) in a variety of colors (green, yellow, blue, white and pink – in addition to the high-end iPhone 5s, which came only in silver, gold and grey.

“It is quite possible that in the Kuo says ‘grey’ and ‘white’ he is a reference to the Space, Grey and Silver finish as seen on the current iPhone X,” 9to5Mac reports. It is unclear if the red model will be a different Product(RED) partnership to raise awareness and capital for those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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As for what actually comes to pass, we will just have to wait and see this fall.

Rumors indicate that Apple is planning to release three new iPhones this year—two with expensive OLED screens, and an entry-level LCD model. 9to5Mac says the LCD model will be priced at around $700, while the 6.5-inch OLED “iPhone X-Plus will start at $999. Also reportedly on tap is an upgrade from the 5.8-inch iPhone X.

“With competitive pricing and the new attractive colors, Kuo is with the education of his predictions for iPhone sales,” the report says. “He believes Apple will see significant growth in year-on-year iPhone shipments, with up to 70 million new iPhone models sold in the fourth quarter of 2018.”

Kuo expects that the LCD model is the most popular of the three.

Meanwhile, Kuo in February, predicted that Intel will all modems, Apple asks for its 2018 iPhone line-up, push Qualcomm out completely.

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