Analyst thinks 2018’s LCD iPhone could come in iPhone 5C colours

iPhone 5C

If you were a fan of of the iPhone 5C, you’ll likely be pleased if this prediction comes true.

It’s widely believed that Apple will release three iPhone models this year, including a larger successor to the iPhone X, another device that’s slightly cheaper and the same size as the company’s 10th anniversary iPhone, and finally, a cheaper version of both phones that features a similar design, but with an LCD display instead of OLED.

StreetInsider is reporting that in an effort to differentiate the cheaper iPhone models from higher-end devices, iPhone 5C-like colours could be set to make a return.

“Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang said Apple, in an attempt to target the younger consumer market, could launch multiple colors for the iPhone 8S (LCD model), including blue, yellow, and pink, during the second half of this year […]

“Since Apple started to launch three new models every year, we believe the company needs to differentiate the designs of the LCD model from the two high end OLED models,” he comments. “One reasonable choice would be to add different colours.”

The possibility of green, blue, yellow, red and white making a return seems to be purely speculation from Zhang, but it does make a significant amount of sense.

Apple took a similar approach with the iPhone 5C that was relatively well-received, so it’s possible that the idea could resurface.

Source: Streetinsider Via: 9to5Mac


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