Apple was given plenty of side-eye when it decided to price its flagship iPhone X at $999. Despite the mixed reaction to the phone’s beefy price tag, CEO Tim Cook said it wouldn’t be getting any cheaper. But after some whispers that the iPhone X might be in jeopardy because of its price, Apple may have decided to go with a new strategy: slightly more affordable phones.
2018 iPhone X, X Plus, and SE 2 Rumors Now Include Prices
According to a report by Chinese publication Economic Daily News, citing various anonymous sources from Apple’s Asian Pacific supply chain, 2018’s potential new releases are said to be various reworks of the iPhone X design and will include:
- iPhone SE 2018 ($799)
- Second-generation iPhone X ($899)
- iPhone X Plus ($999)
These figures are slightly cheaper than the 2017 selection. The 256 gigabyte iPhone X will still run you $1,149. However, last year’s cheapest release, the iPhone 8, went to market at $699 — $100 cheaper than what Economic Daily predicted to be the most affordable model of 2018.
iPhone X 2018 and X Plus Rumors: Screen/Display Size, Specs, and Cost
Apple also isn’t done charging close to $1,000 for their devices. The rumored iPhone X Plus is expected to cost the same as the iPhone X. But predictions have stated that this potential release could have a display as large as 6.5 inches, which would make it a behemoth compared to the iPhone X’s 5.8-inch screen.
iPhone X 2018 Rumors: What’s This About an iPhone SE 2?
But all eyes will be on 2018’s budget “iPhone SE 2.” Computer-generated images of the rumored phone depict a combination of the iPhone SE’s compact chassis with FaceID capabilities and the notched, edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X — only with an LDC screen instead of OLED.
Going with LDC over OLED might be the design overhaul necessary to make these iPhone X-inspired phones more affordable. If these speculations prove to be true, get ready to see a whole lot more notched displays in the palms of people’s hands.