We are expecting Apple to launch two versions of the iPhone 8 in 2017, although according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities, Apple may actually launch three different versions.
There will apparently be a 4.7 inch version of the iPhone 8 that will come with an LCD display, there will also be a 5.5 inch version of the handset with an LCD display.
We look for new 2017F iPhones to come in three models: one OLED model, and two TFT-LCD models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch display. We believe the OLED and 5.5-inch TFT-LCD iPhones will feature dual-camera. Based on this prediction, our forecast of dual camera adoption rate in new 2017F iPhone models is revised up from 30-40% to 65-75%. We view this increase as favoring Largan’s sales and profit momentum as it is the exclusive supplier of wide-angle and telephoto lens. It also bodes well for Apple’s dual camera software ecosystem.
The third model of next years iPhone will apparently come with a 5.5 inch OLED display, this would apparently be the most expensive model of the three handsets.
We can expect a lot more of these rumors by the time Apple announced next years iPhone which will probably be some time in September 2017.