Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

IPhone X vs. iPhone 8 durability; Tim Cook keeps talking in China

Rumours are rife that Apple will be launching three iPhones next year, out of which one is going to be a low-priced model with LCD display measuring 6.1 inches. In a note distributed to investors earlier this week, several of Nomura's predictions also align with those of Kuo, including the 6.5-inch model.

The magazine said, 'The iPhone X is an innovative device with a fantastic camera and attractive display, but other phones are tougher and can operate longer on a charge'.

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sport LCD panels. But, if durability is a selling point for you, then you might want to consider the iPhone 8 over the more-expensive iPhone X.

This report does fit more or less with Kuo's claims, however, the analyst predicts the "iPhone X Plus" model will be even larger, measuring in at 6.5 inches. The device is expected to cost less than the iPhone X successor, for it is sporting a liquid crystal display.

A local media outlet reported that LG Display signed a OLED supply deal with Apple for iPhone X and that the firm is now setting up production equipment for iPhone X in Paju E6 assembly line.

Looks like Apple is not yet ready to bid farewell to LCD. Nikkei has learned that for these two handsets, Apple has chosen to use OLED screens.

Read the full report from Nikkei.

Alongside this metal-backed iPhone, the source claims Apple is tentatively planning two new OLED handsets, one of which would be around 5.8 inches (like the iPhone X, which is now Apple's only OLED phone) and one of roughly 6.3 inches.

According to sources claiming to be "privy to the company's product designs" the 2018 iPhone models will include two OLED models with a 6.2 or 6.3-inch screen.

NIkkei's report does not mention the design of the phones' front panel. All three handsets will come with Apple's TrueDepth camera for Face ID. Kuo predicted last month that Apple was planning to launch three new iPhones next year.

The Japanese securities firm also claims that there will be an OLED iPhone that will feature a 5.8-inch display.

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