Sources told Nikkei that Apple was also planning to release two iPhones with OLED screens. A new report fresh from Japan is claiming that the Cupertino giant is in the process of developing a 6.1-inch handset with LCD screen. The bigger OLED iPhone will likely take the iPhone X's spot as the most expensive iPhone, meanwhile the smaller 5.8-inch version may end up being around the same price as the iPhone 8 Plus at launch.
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Apple is not expected to update its iPhone X lineup until late 2018. Casetek, a subsidiary of iPhone 8 manufacturer Pegatron Corp., could be selected to make the LCD iPhone. Touch ID was also replaced with the new Face ID in the 10th anniversary phone.
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LG Display has been a solid partner of Apple over the last 10 years, providing liquid crystal displays until the USA smartphone maker turned to Samsung Electronics for OLED screens for the iPhone X for the first time. These sources spoke with Nikkei and the information does fit in well with some things that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has stated previously.
NIkkei's report does not mention the design of the phones' front panel. Rumors surrounding the iPhone X had been swirling for well over a year in advance.
Apple is reportedly working on a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that's scheduled for release in 2018.
The Japanese securities firm also claims that there will be an OLED iPhone that will feature a 5.8-inch display. Other items that Kuo has talked about on the smartphones include all three having a full-screen edge-to-edge design and a TrueDepth camera like what is found in the iPhone X today.