Well people, we're officially barrelling head-first into new iPhone rumour season. We've heard rumours and speculation about what Apple has planned for its flagship product this year, but now there are pictures, yes pictures, suggesting there may be a larger version of the iPhone X.
As many of you will already know the iPhone X is quite a bit smaller than some of the other full-screen phones on the market, which is mainly down to the fact that the base iPhone itself is a smaller device. But this image, tweeted yesterday, suggests Apple will be releasing a new iteration of the phone with a size boost, going from 5.8-inches to 6.1-inches.
iPhone X 6.1 OLED pic.twitter.com/C9rYWNmShA
— Mr·white (@laobaiTD) May 24, 2018
It's worth pointing out that the details don't quite match up with past rumours, or predictions by analysts. In the past there has been word that Apple will be developing another 5.8-inch iPhone X alongside a larger 6.5-inch model, both with OLED displays. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has also claimed there will be a third model with low cost parts, including an LCD display, aluminium casing, less RAM, and ditching the 3D Touch support. That's assuming he is correct. Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record, but at the moment it's impossible to say who is correct.
Of course there's always the possibility that these screens aren't OLED, assuming they're even iPhone screens. From the image alone there's absolutely no way to tell. Similarly 'Mr white' may have got the size wrong. We just don't know., and likely won't until Apple actually unveils its plans later this year. It's unlikely Apple would use WWDC as a platform to refresh its entire iPhone line, so we're probably going to have to wait until the Autumn to see what the company has in store.
No doubt there will be plenty of rumours and leaks in the meantime, which means it's going to be a long summer [BGR]