Codenamed D33, the phone might have a screen resolution of 1242 x 2688, making it as sharp as the one on iPhone X. Bloomberg is out with a comprehensive report that the Plus-sized version of the iPhone X will have a screen that measures "close to 6.5 inches", whereas the current iPhone X is only 5.8 inches. The company is reportedly working on three new iPhones this year, with one being an upgraded version of the current iPhone X, along with a less expensive model and the largest iPhone ever.
According to Bloomberg, Apple is already running production tests with suppliers on the new devices and will unveiled the new handsets in the fall assuming everything goes according to plan for the company.
That's according to sources cited by Bloomberg, which says that this launch is part of Apple's plans to make up for lacklustre sales of its iPhone X. Looks like now Apple will also include that color option in upcoming iPhones.
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To compete with other pocket-friendly smartphones in the market, Apple is also expected to launch a cheaper iPhone model by the end of 2018. The new lower-cost model will feature the same edge-to-edge screen as the iPhone X as well as Face ID instead of a fingerprint sensor.
The upgraded iPhone X will remain the same size, and likely follow the same course as previous second-generation iPhones - it'll be faster, perhaps slightly slimmer, and boast better battery life. Like the first iPhone X, it won't include a home button and will have an edge-to-edge display, sans bezels. With the eSIM tech, smartphones can connect to the cellular data networks without inserting a traditional SIM card. This report follows several rumors from various points in Apple's supply chain that have described a similar lineup. That trend ended beginning in 2016, when Apple used its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus design for the third consecutive year on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.