Apple is bringing a splash of color to this year’s iPhone lineup, if a new analyst report is to be believed. Ming-Chi Kuo, a former KGI Securities analyst with an impressive track record of predictions, released a report on Thursday claiming the company’s entry-level device in the lineup will come in five new colors.
Kuo, 9to5Mac reports, claims the company will launch a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with Face ID at a price point of around $700, available in color options of “grey, white, blue, red and orange.” While the phone will resemble the iPhone X from the front, it’s unclear how the phone will appear from the rear: Apple offers the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in red alongside the space grey and silver options also found on the iPhone X, but the 8’s gold color is notably absent from Kuo’s list. The LCD iPhone will reach this low price point by missing out some premium features, and it’s possible the device may come without the dual camera, stainless steel frame, or even force-sensitive 3D Touch interface.
Alongside the cheaper model, Apple will offer an upgraded 5.8-inch iPhone X at the $900 price point, with a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus taking the $999 top spot. This latter device is expected to come in gold, a color that leaks suggest may have been planned for the 2017 iPhone X but was pulled before launch for unknown reasons.
Beyond the premium color, the 6.5-inch device is expected to include the same face-detecting capabilities as its smaller brother, as well as the ability to use two SIM cards at once. Another possible addition suggested by Yuanta Securities analyst Jeff Pu in April is that Apple could include a third lens to its camera, a rumor supported on Thursday by Economic Daily News.
All is expected to be revealed in the fall, when Apple historically reveals its next iPhone models. The company is also expected to release upgraded versions of its iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS systems.
The iPhone is about to get a whole lot more colorful.