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While Apple tends to its numerous iPhone X bug problems, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already made predictions regarding a rumored replacement.

As 9to5Mac reports, the upcoming device is said to measure at 6.1-inches and is expected to launch at the end of 2018. The rumored phone is slated to include select iPhone X features such as Face ID, though according to Kuo, users should expect minor changes in design, allowing Apple to keep the phone at an affordable price point. Among the expected changes is an LCD screen instead of an OLED display, an aluminum frame, a single-lens camera, and no 3D Touch.

Kuo claims that the model will cost between $699 and $799, putting it on a similar price point to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. If Apple opts for the lower end of the scale, Kuo predicts that Apple could ship more than 100 million units.

Following reports that suggest the current iPhone X production will stop this summer9to5Mac states that a new iPhone X is also in the works alongside an “iPhone X Plus,” measuring at 6.5-inches.

At this stage, lineup and pricing details are unknown, but according to Kuo, the 6.1-inch LCD device will likely be a ‘budget’ offering. For a visual comparison, check out KGI’s breakdown below.

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In related news, here’s a closer look inside Apple’s HomePod.

  • Source: 9to5Mac
  • Main & Featured Image: Apple

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