Disciples of the Apple analyst KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo will be happy to know that that the Apple guru has posted yet another round of predictions from his crystal ball today.
Kuo's Key Predictions
The iPhone will come in three official sizes: 4.7", 5.5" and 5.8" with the three new models coming with 64GB and 256GB storage options. All three models will have a Lightning port; however, there will be an embedded USB-C power delivery IC for higher charging efficiency.
OLED iPhone & 5.5" LCD iPhone will both come with DRAM capacity of 3GB (for dual-camera requirements), while 4.7" version will only use 2GB DRAM (for only single camera).
The OLED iPhone will adopt full-screen design, with the highest screen-to-body ratio of any smartphone currently available worldwide
The OLED model will also come with a virtual Home button and support 3D sensing for facial recognition & improved selfie quality.
The output power of the receiver & speaker of OLED iPhone will be more consistent to create better stereo effects.
Apple may unveil the three models simultaneously in September, though the launch date of the OLED version may trail that of LCD models, and supply tightness may not improve before 1H18."
The one prediction that some may have difficulty with is that Apple will solely rely on 3D Sensing based facial recognition instead of Touch ID. With Apple Pay tightly tied to Touch ID it's hard to believe that Apple would create a new standard for a single iPhone model.
Though if you're interested in reading Kuo's full reasoning for the lack of Touch ID on the anniversary iPhone, you can check out here.
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