Published: Fri, August 31, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

Apple Planning To Release Biggest iPhone Yet

Apple Planning To Release Biggest iPhone Yet

Sources say that the Apple Watch Series 4 will come with an edge-to-edge display. Tim Bajarin, an analyst with Creative Strategies explains how the youth these days prefer watching videos on their phones and consequently the demand for larger screens is inevitable.

The three iPhones have been detailed before and Bloomberg's report doesn't add much to the rumours that have been floating around. "Apple saw a big jump in market share with that introduction".

According to Barclays analyst, Blayne Curtis, who met with companies dealing with Apple's supply chain management, it is "widely understood" that the 3D touch will be removed from iPhones that are to be released from 2019 onwards.

From everything that's been reported so far about the new iPhones, King noted, the changes are typical of an "S" year cycle.

There'll be a new high-end iPhone, internally dubbed D33, with a display that measures about 6.5-inch diagonally, according to the people familiar with the matter.

But there will still be changes in the iPhone lineup, including a larger version of the iPhone X dubbed the XS, and a new less-expensive iPhone that has numerous features associated with the iPhone X. Expect to see the new iPhones introduced during the second week of September, probably on Sept. 12. All three devices will come with Face ID. The use of aluminum instead of stainless steel will also help to keep costs down in this iPhone 8 replacement.

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The device maker is expected to release 5.8-inch, 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch models, all with edge-to-edge displays that are akin to the iPhone X. All three will feature Face ID according to the sources.

A recent Apple leak suggested the firm could cancel the iPhone X.

In our view, it would be a positive to see Apple stick with the same two sizes it's touted from the beginning of the Watch's life, since they manage to offer an attractive option for those with both big and small wrists. And newer iPad Pros with same iPhone X like design, FaceID and multitouch gestures.

Apple may include USB-C to Lightning cables and an 18W USB-C power adapter with all the phones. Once the iPads catch up, the Home Button will be gone for good.

The new iPhone configuration will present Apple with a problem it hasn't faced since the iPhone X: coming up with appropriate names for the phones. Apple is facing growing rivalry outside of the USA, especially in developing markets where many people prefer less expensive phones with larger screens.

CNBC has the details on what to expect from Apple.

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