Apple to Deploy Metallic Body to 6.1-Inch iPhone Next Year

December 11, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Reports of a 6.1-inch sized iPhone in 2018 popped op just a few days ago, thanks to the revelation by KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Further reports are now arriving backing the same, but with more details of the supposedly low-tier iPhone.

As per the report from Nikkei, the 6.1inch sized iPhone will revert to a metallic back similar to iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, ditching the use of glass body in the device. This will also make room for the allocation of more colors to the device. The glass housing in the previous iPhone has restricted the company from bringing in more color variants of the smartphone. But that will be solved, given that the device would feature metallic casing.

This will also cut down the repair costs of the said device. Barring the iPhone X, both the other iPhones launched this year proved costly when it came to fixing the rear glass. Fixing the iPhone 8 rear glass is even costlier than getting its display fixed.

The 6.1-inch device will be the cheapest of the lot and will feature a traditional LCD display instead of the OLED that will be featured in the other two variants of iPhone next year. It also needs to be seen whether Apple will omit the wireless charging feature from the device to cut down the cost.

Nikkei also points out a variation in the size of the other two iPhones. With Kuo putting a 6.5-inch device on the cards, Nikkei suggest that Apple will bring in devices with sizes of 5.8-inch and 6.2/6.3-inch dimensions, both housing OLED display.

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