Apple may be planning to go full iMac G3 in the color department with its upcoming lineup of iPhones this year. For the people who don’t understand this reference, this means that the company is likely to introduce the upcoming iPhone in a number of colors similar to how it offered the iPods Shuffle, iPod Mini or even the iPod Nano back in the day. According to a detailed report by 9to5Mac, noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo issued a report stating that it is likely that Apple will launch its 6.5-inch iPhone in Black, White, and a new Gold color.
The company is also planning to launch its entry-level 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD panel in Grey, White, Blue, Red, and Orange colors. This means that the 6.1-inch iPhone will be available in five colors giving potential buyers a number of colors to choose from. Kuo did not clarify that the Red color iPhone is the existing PRODUCT (RED) or it will be a normal option for users to choose from at launch. The report noted that this is not the first time reports have emerged about Apple expanding the color options for the iPhone but it is the first time a noted source as confirmed Apple’s plans.
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Kuo also noted that the company is planning to price the 6.5-inch iPhone with OLED panel at “around $1000” which is in line with the price of iPhone X in the market while adding dual-SIM functionality. The company is expected to price the 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD for “around $700” with an iPhone X-like design.
This new report comes days after the prototype model of the rumored lightening to USB Type-C leaked out on the internet hinting that the company may move to Type-C USB charging adapters.