Shocker: iPhone X2 tipped to only be minor upgrade over iPhone X


The iPhone X marked a new milestone in Apple's smartphone history, but for anyone hoping for an equally showstopping launch in 2018 it seems you'll be out of luck.

Renowned Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities has published his latest research note on what he reckons we can expect from the Cupertino, California based firm this year - and as far as the iPhone X2 goes (or iPhone XI as it'll more likely be styled), it's minimal.

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It's not all bad news though, as he tips Apple to increase battery capacity by 10% in the iPhone XI, thanks to a new two-cell, L shape battery design.

For those yearning for more screen, Kuo also tips a larger version with a 6.5-inch screen (the iPhone X has a 5.8-inch display), which we would expect to be called the iPhone X2 Plus (or XI Plus) if it does exist.

This version wouldn't only offer a larger display, but also 4GB of RAM and a 25% larger battery of around 3,300/3,400mAh.

An all new iPhone

While Apple's flagship iPhone X series doesn't appear that it will bring us anything particularly new to the table, Kuo does provide information on a potentially 'all new iPhone'.

The device in question is said to feature a 6.1-inch LCD display with ultra-slim bezels of just 0.5mm.

It's tipped to feature the TureDepth camera from the iPhone X, providing Face ID and Animoji support, and it could have a lower price tag than the X series. It's claimed that this new iPhone won't have a physical home button, nor will it feature Apple's 3D Touch screen technology.

Kuo suggests it will be priced between $700 and $800, which would make it a similar price to the iPhone 8.

From MacRumors via PhoneArena