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
On Wednesday, we learned a lot about Apple’s big fall hardware line-up. But a new details about the company’s upcoming “budget iPhone X” has surfaced today.
If you have not, according to the latest iPhone rumors, Apple is expected to launch three new models in September of this year. One will be a successor of the iPhone X 5.8 inches, another will probably a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus and the third will be a 6.1-inch iPhone with a LCD display.
There is some debate about what the 6.1-inch iPhone will cost. First rumors suggested a price between $700 and $800, but some reports say that the cost can be as low as $550, especially if Apple positions this device as a replacement for the iPhone SE.
A new report from DigiTimes, citing “industry sources,” claims that the 6.1-inch device lower edges of only 2 to 2.5 mm. Previously it was thought that this cheap LCD-display would require a 4 to 4.5 mm bottom ring.
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For context, the iPhone has X lower panels of approximately 4 millimeters. Other phones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the Essential Phone, can sport lower panels, between 7 and 10 millimetres.
Apple to thank for a new “0.3 LED Chip” for the lower cost. These chips are smaller than the 0.4 t LED Chips,” that other LCD smartphones use, and that are large enough connections require edges of at least 0.4 mm.
The report notes that the cheaper chips may sacrifice “accuracy and stability,” but if Apple could make the new phone look just like a premium iPhone X, it can’t be that much off to customers.
We’ll know more come September, when Apple is expected to launch this LCD iPhone along with the Apple Watch 4.