September is a few months away, and you know what that means: iPhone season.
Each fall, tech nerds and casual fans alike clamor for the latest smartphones to hit the market because having the latest and greatest will never not be cool. And this year, it looks like Apple has some much-needed improvements coming to the revolutionary iPhone X. While its screen is noticeably larger than the iPhone 8, one of the biggest complaints from X users is that while the screen is edge-to-edge, the phone’s footprint needs to be bigger to appreciate the design.
And Apple might be listening, as the latest reports claim that the new iPhone X will be the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus. The new device will be around .2mm thicker because of the bulging rear camera.
When Apple released the iPhone X last year alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, the company made it clear that the iPhone X came with a 5.8-inch screen, but the phone itself was nearly the same size as the iPhone 8 with its 4.7-inch display. So the screen on the rumored X Plus would be huge.
The regular-sized iPhone will reportedly get a few updates in the camera department, with a larger camera sensor and lens. And a 6.1-inch model will be released as well. Other than hardware, iOS 12 is likely to debut around the same time, and while nothing has been announced, rumors suggest that support for horizontal FaceID may be on the way.
However, the main concern is how much this new 6.5-inch iPhone could cost. Apple fans were already shocked when last year’s iPhone X started at a $1,000 for a base model. With the price likely going even higher in September, we will see who the real Apple fans are.