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Apple could launch three iPhone models next year, only one has the OLED display

By Cookie Monster - on 19 Nov 2016, 10:30am

Apple could launch three iPhone models next year, only one has the OLED display

Although Apple reportedly ditched plans for a third iPhone model this year, it is likely to release three models next year with different display types and camera modules. 

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims in his latest report that Apple will launch one 4.7-inch and two 5.5-inch iPhone models next year. Two models will continue to use TFT-LCD displays while the other one will sport an OLED display. The dual-camera module will remain exclusive to the 5.5-inch models. Apple's lineup for 2017 could look like this:

  • 4.7-inch iPhone with TFT-LCD display and a single camera module
  • 5.5-inch iPhone with TFT-LCD display and a dual-camera module 
  • 5.5-inch iPhone with OLED display and a dual-camera module

The 5.5-inch iPhone with the OLED display is likely to be positioned as the more premium option; it could also be equipped with a stainless steel frame while the other two models use an aluminum metal frame. 

This isn't the first time we've heard of three iPhone models coming next year. Nikkei Asian Review reported last month that there would be a 4.7, 5.0 and 5.5-inch iPhone model with an all-glass design. Kuo also shared similar predictions that the iPhones next year will come with an "all-glass" enclosure. However, he did not reiterate an earlier prediction of a 5.8-inch model. Other rumored specs of the 2017 iPhone include a bezel-free design, wireless charging, and no physical home button.

Source: 9to5Mac

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