Apple Rumors: New iPhone Releases Will Include Two OLED Models

The 6.1-inch display would bring the size of the phone's OLED screen in line with the iPhone XR one - although that phone features an LCD display.

According to a report published by Japanese blog Macotakara (via Pocket Now), Apple plans to launch two iPhones with 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays respectively.

The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR will look the same but will have updated internals, including a new chip. The first OLED model is said to have a 6.1-inch display and be 0.15mm thicker than the iPhone XS, but the camera bump will be reduced by 0.05mm.

Macotakara claims the 6.1-inch model will be 0.15mm thicker than the iPhone XS, but the camera bump will reduce by 0.5mm. In the best case scenario, the company has more in store than experts are expecting, potentially making the triple rear camera setup available to all models, according to an unconfirmed source speaking with OnLeaks. The report claims that the two iPhone models for 2019 will boast three rear-facing cameras. "As we have discussed with investors, it has been Apple's pricing hubris on iPhone XR that was the major factor in the company's December earnings debacle in China, however with some recent price cuts demand trends are slowly turning around in this all-important region for Cupertino", analyst Daniel Ives wrote in a note to client.

Still, the fact that the new models would potentially come with the Apple 18W USB charger and USB-C to Lightning cable is intriguing. Besides the dimensions, the report also throws light on the charging port of the upcoming iPhones. The new devices would mark a big change, though given Apple's reliance on USB-C ports such as with its MacBook Pro models, it's curious that the new phones would instead remain with Lightning ports.

Apple's next iPhone, supposedly to be called the iPhone 11, is already getting negative reviews even before its official release. The upcoming iPhone won't include 5G.

  • Kara Saunders