Apple will reportedly launch three new iPhones in 2018, including 6.5-inch Plus model

By | 26th February 2018
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Apple fans don't typically have much news to be interested in during MWC, but a new leak is changing that today.

A new report claims to have details on Apple's iPhone launch plans for 2018. Sources have told Bloomberg that Apple will release three iPhone models later this year, including a upgraded version of the iPhone X, a more affordable model, and the biggest iPhone it's ever released.

The large phone will reportedly have a screen nearly 6.5 inches in size, which is considerably larger than the 5.8-inch display found on the iPhone X. The body of this phone will allegedly be the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus, but with a display that's about an inch larger than the iPhone 8 Plus because it'll be edge-to-edge like the iPhone X screen.

This big iPhone's 6.5-inch OLED screen is expected to have a resolution of 2688x1242, which would make it about as sharp as the iPhone X. The device is also expected to have Face ID, a new Apple A12 processor, and a stainless steel frame. Apple is also said to be considering a dual SIM version of this large phone, at least for select regions.

Also said to be coming is an upgraded version of the existing iPhone X and a cheaper model that will have an edge-to-edge screen and Face ID like the iPhone X, but with an LCD screen and not an OLED. This cheaper model will also reportedly have a glass back and aluminum frame like the iPhone 8.

Finally, Apple is said to be considering a gold color option for its largest iPhone and new iPhone X. The company is said to have tried to make a gold version of the current iPhone X but ultimately abandoned it because of issues with production.

iPhone X Plus digitizer leak

While all of this is still very much a rumor, another leak recently came out that backs up the claims of a supersized iPhone. A leaked photo allegedly shows a digitizer from an LG factory in Vietnam, and while it has the shape of an iPhone X edge-to-edge screen and a notch cutout, it's definitely bigger than the iPhone X's 5.8-inch display.

Apple's Plus models of the iPhone have proven to be popular, giving owners a large display to watch videos, get work done, and more. The 5.8-inch screen on the iPhone X is nice and big, but it doesn't have some of the features that are only available on Plus phones. While a 6.5-inch iPhone may be too large for some, I bet there are a lot of people that would love a huge iPhone with an iPhone X-style body.