Apple is expected to stick with its current setup for this year’s iPhones: two premium models with 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays, like last year’s iPhone XS and XS Max; and a mid-sized 6.1-inch model with a cheaper LCD display, like last year’s iPhone XR.
We’re sure to get some internal upgrades, and possible some big changes to the camera system, but for the most part the 2019 iPhone lineup looks set to be pretty similar to the 2018 iPhone lineup.
However, a new report from DigiTimes suggests that Apple will mix things up in 2020, introducing a new range of display sizes to suit people who miss smaller screens and people who want to go even bigger.
According to information from the supply chain, three new sizes will be introduced: 5.42-inch, 6.06-inch, and 6.67-inch. Hardly dimensions that roll off the tongue, but it’s interesting to note that the smallest is a fair chunk smaller than the iPhone XS while the largest exceeds even the iPhone XS Max by a considerable margin.
Here’s more from the report: “Additionally, the 5.42-inch model to be released in 2020 may come with either Samsung Display’s Y-Octa or LG Display’s TOE touch technology, indicated the sources, noting that both touch solutions promises to trim down the display cost.”
Whichever technology is chosen will in theory cut costs and trim down the display thickness, potentially allowing Apple to release its cheapest and smallest handset since the iPhone SE.