Apple is launching three iPhones next year, including one with a huge 6.5-inch screen, KGI says

Apple is launching three iPhones next year, including one with a huge 6.5-inch screen, KGI says
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Apple will launch three new iPhones in 2018, including a high-end flagship with a giant 6.5-inch display, according to a note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors.

That would be the largest iPhone display ever. The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch screen and the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch display.

Kuo said the 6.5-inch version and a new 5.8-inch model will use OLED screen technology that's similar to what's in the iPhone X. The OLED panel is one reason the iPhone X is more expensive than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. To hit a more affordable price point, Apple will launch a 6.1-inch model with a more traditional LCD display, he said.

"We believe the major hardware difference in the two new OLED models is size, in a bid to satisfy various needs of the high-end market," Kuo said. All three phones are expected to feature a full-screen design and 3-D sensing, Kuo said, suggesting that Face ID will replace the home button entirely in 2018.

Apple was not immediately available to comment.

Read the full report at MacRumors.

This article was first published in CNBC.

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