Published: Thu, March 01, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Apple to launch its biggest iPhone with 6.5-inch display soon

Apple to launch its biggest iPhone with 6.5-inch display soon

Apple is testing prototypes of the larger model with a display resolution of 2688 x 1242.

The sources also corroborated previous rumors that claimed Apple would likely release three new iPhone models this Fall: an updated iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, and a cheaper iPhone X version.

"We saw that with the iPhone 6, and we think this is setting up to be a similar step up in growth".

Meanwhile, the low-cost LCD iPhone is set to incorporate the same edge-to-edge panel as the current iPhone X. It's come about after Apple realized that people wanted to switch to a fresh design but didn't want to pay through their nose for it, not to mention the fact that the iPhone 8 too closely resembles the iPhone 6 blueprint to be seen as an upgrade. Long story short, we should probably expect Apple's new iPhone X design to reappear several times in the coming years.

Last September Apple announced the iPhone X which was the successor to the iPhone 7 series. The big iPhone will also include Face ID to unlock the device, and authorize mobile payments. Like the iPhone X, their bodies will be made from stainless steel and glass.

The report further shed lights on the fact that the upcoming iPhone will come with the same design as that of the Apple iPhone 8 Plus.

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According to Bloomberg, Apple iPhone X Plus will be a bigger brother of iPhone X and will come with a 6.5-inch screen.

To cater for more global markets, the larger model could come with a dual-SIM card. At $1,000, the iPhone X it seems failed to meet the expectations of the consumers who wanted a device a notch above the iPhone 8. Both the phones are expected to use Apple's more powerful A12 SoC, and run updated operating system called iOS 12.

The "biggest iPhone ever" would have a screen that measures 6.5 inches and is believed to be codenamed "D33" inside the company.

Similar to the iPhone X, the phablet-style iPhone will also feature a Face ID camera which will allow users to unlock their smartphone by looking at the device. The new product releases could help Apple reach a greater consumer base, as many were turned off by the iPhone X's $999 starting price tag. Other features include improved augmented reality capabilities, integration of Siri digital assistant, virtual health monitor, among others.

Like certain iPads, Apple is also apparently considering a two-SIM option for the Plus "in at least some regions", nearly certainly utilizing an embedded chip called an eSIM alongside a removable nano-SIM as a compromise to placate eSIM-resistant cellular carriers.

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