Kuo believes that the 6.1-inch dual-SIM iPhone could range from $ 650 to $ 750, while a single SIM model could potentially be priced from $ 550 to $ 650. Expected pricing for the two OLED iPhones Apple plans to launch in 2018 was not mentioned in today's release, but these two devices are expected to be significantly more expensive.
6.1 "LCD The iPhone may have a model that supports DSDS, but if the 6.1" LCD iPhone comes with both DSDS and single-SIM models, there are two benefits to expect: (1) it would created more price segments that significantly increase shipments via the low-priced single-SIM model. For example, if the DSDS model sells for 650-750 US dollars, the single-SIM model can sell for 550-650 US dollars; and (2) the DSDS model will help to increase market share in China and in the commercial markets.
Kuo has mentioned the dual-SIM dual-standby functionality in previous notes, wherein he said that at least one of the three new iPhones offered in 2018 will feature. In this note, Kuo makes it clear that both the 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch devices support DSDS, while the 5.8-inch iPhone does not support it.
Kuo also said earlier that Apple will use Intel's XMM 7560 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X20 modems for faster LTE speeds and that the DSDS devices will support LTE + LTE connections, enabling two SIM cards to be active simultaneously with a chipset could be. A dual-SIM feature would make it easier for users to travel, as Kuo believes it is very popular in China.
Apple is rumored to introduce three iPhones in 2018, the 6.1-inch LCD model pictured here, a 5.8-inch OLED model as a second generation iPhone X and a 6.5-inch model OLED model can be thought of as "iPhone X Plus".
Kuo believes that mass production on the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will start three to five weeks later than the two OLED models, as the decision for an American Idol model has recently been made. Apple's supply chain will grow strongly in the 4.Q18-2Q19F, says Kuo. The 6.1-inch iPhone price and the DSDS function should "significantly increase the transmission impulse".
Kuo predicts that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone and the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone will be Apple's most popular devices next year, as consumers are less interested in the 5.8 Inch model, since the screen is smaller, the price is higher DSDS functionality compared to the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone.
In particular, the 6.1-inch LCD model could account for 65 to 75 percent of all iPhone shipments between the 3rd quarter of 2018 and the 3rd quarter of 2019.