Digitimes’ Aaron Lee and Joseph Tsai report that according to unnamed sources from the upstream supply chain, Apple is expected to release three new generation iPhones for 2017, with 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch, and 5.8-inch models on offer.
The 5.8-inch model is expected to be a high-end product (perhaps aimed at displacing the iPad mini?) with a chassis of reinforced glass over a stainless steel frame, with an OLED screen, selling at a price projected to be north of US$1,000, further blurring the distinction between large smartphone and small tablet.
The insiders say the 4.7-inch iPhone will continue with aluminum-alloy construction, and which way they will go with the 5.5-inch model’s chassis material has yet to be determined.
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