Apple’s next iPhone launch event may be far away, but that doesn’t stop the rumor mill from doing its work. We’ve already been hearing a number of interesting things about Apple’s upcoming iPhone(s), like company’s own power management chips that can dramatically extend the battery life, larger screens, larger batteries and much more than that.
But a question bigger than that is what will we get from Apple this year? An iPhone 9 or iPhone 11? What will be this year’s flagship iPhone called?
The question is much harder to answer today than it has ever been. Earlier it was a pretty simple affair till the launch of iPhone 6S – you just needed to affix an ‘S’ to the iPhone number that was launched last year. If it was already an ‘S’ iPhone, you needed to increment the number to next numeral in series. However, now with launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone X the things have got much more sophisticated than they’ve ever been. But still we’ll try to guess what’s possible by considering the information that’s doing the rounds of rumor mill.
It’s a trio in the making
Last month we had heard from KGI and Nomura analysts that Apple may release not one or two but 3 iPhones this year. Two of them are expected to come with OLED screens, while one is likely to sport a LCD display. Among the two OLED iPhones one of them is expected to be the plus-sized version of iPhone X with display as large as 6.5-inches, while the other is likely to have screen size same as that of iPhone X. As for the LCD screen version, it’s likely to act as a more affordable option aimed at customers who don’t want to spend a fortune to get an iPhone.
So what’s cooking in Cupertino?
So what these 3 iPhones may be called? iPhone 9 or iPhone 11? I think both. The two iPhones with OLED screens will be successors of iPhone X, so they may be known as iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus, respectively. The other one, however, will be successor of iPhone 8, so it may be called iPhone 9. With 3 iPhones debuting from the same stage at same time there’s a solid possibility of Apple launching its devices with both these names.
Rest will become more clear as more leaks will come out. And when that happens, we’ll certainly let you know, so keep checking back.