It is no longer news that we are expecting both a 6.1-inch iPhone and a 6.5-inch phone this year of our Lord 2018. This is in addition to a 5.8-inch model to complete the triad. Steve Jobs, whose brainchild was the iPhone, is likely rolling in his grave and cursing everyone out.
That is quite a line-up from a company that once swore that nobody needed a phablet. Yet, here we are talking about a 6.5-inch iPhone. Right now, only the iPhone 8 has the traditional small display that iPhones used to be known for.
2018 just might be the end of the era of the small screen iPhone.
How time changes things. This is in part due to the adoption of bezel-less design. The new, bigger iPhone models are actually just about the size of the older models with smaller displays. Yes; how time changes things.
But this is a good change, as far as I can tell. Apple is responding well to market demand. It isnt only about size though. The upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone will be cheaper than the iPhone X and iPhone 8 range as well, costing about $700.
Its bigger, 6.5-inch sibling will be as costly as the iPhone X though. One is not sure what the gameplan is there, but we hear this will be the iPhone X Plus.
We await further details as we countdown to the 2018 launch.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.