Even though the iPhone X notch seems to be the butt of every mobile phone joke, there’s no doubt that its edge-to-edge and odd front facing camera feature has turned some heads.
Unfortunately, the iPhone X failed to meet initial sales expectations due to its very premium starting price tag of $1,000.
Bloomberg is now reporting that Apple plans to offer a trio of updated iPhones based on the X’s design in an attempt to corner a wider segment of the market. Basically, there will be an option for everyone’s price range.
Top end: 6.5 inches, larger display
At the very top end of the spectrum, the largest of the lot (code-named D33) will feature an edge-to-edge display measuring close to 6.5 inches with the same OLED technology used in the current iPhone X. 6.5 inches sounds like a lot, but it should pretty much be the equivalent size of the current iPhone 8 Plus. However, when you take away all the extra bezel space, you quickly see how such a large screen size is possible.
The screen resolution will also be pumped up to 1242 x 2688, giving the same proportional effect like the present iPhone X.
It also expected to be powered by Apple’s new A12 processor.
An upgrade to the present iPhone X
If you prefer something along the lines of the present iPhone X, there will be a successor (code-named D32) which would basically feature improved internals with a similar screen size and body style. There were no other interesting details other than it featuring an OLED screen and the new A12 processor.
Both the top of the line option and this should include a stainless steel frame with front and back glass panels.
A cheaper alternative
If you want that edge-to-edge display but don’t want to pay a premium, there is expected to be a budget version featuring cheaper LCD screen technology and aluminum sides. There is no word yet as to what processor is under the hood, but so far the A12 processor has only been designated for the top and medium range devices. However, it will feature Face ID recognition instead of a fingerprint scanner.
As it’s still very early in the game, there have been no real hints just yet about the pricing structure.