Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup may add new colors, including blue and orange

iPhone 6.1-inch LCD colors mockup

Several years ago, Apple released the more affordable iPhone 5c in several fun color options. Now a new report claims that Apple may be trying that strategy again.

Apple is planning to launch its lower-cost 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in gray, white, blue, red, and orange color options. That's according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac who created the mockups you see above), who has a history of leaking upcoming iPhone details. Kuo also claims that this year's new 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X Plus device will come in gold — a color we learned Apple tested with the current iPhone X — in addition to black and white color options.

The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that Kuo claims will be made available in several colors is expected to have a design similar to the iPhone X, but with a few changes to help bring the price down. These changes include an LCD screen rather than an OLED one, no stainless steel frame, and a single rear camera.

Because Apple doesn't typically offer a ton of color options with its iPhone hardware, having some fun colors for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone would be a big deal. The device itself will likely be attractive to a lot of people because it'll offer an iPhone X design with a more affordable price tag, but having more color options could help get even more people to upgrade to the new device.

Would you be interested in one of these new iPhone color options?

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