This could be the 6.1-inch iPhone launching tonight
And the day is finally here. Apple is all set to launch its 2018's iPhones today at 10AM IST in Steve Jobs Theatre at company's new headquarters. Just like last year, the Cupertino major is expected to launch three iPhones even this year. This year, as rumours say, Apple is expected to launch two high-end iPhones, while the third device will be an affordable one. Looks like, the Apple fans are more excited about the affordable iPhone than the iPhone X successors. The affordable iPhone is said to come with a 6.1-inch LCD screen and boast of almost the same design as the iPhone X. Just a day before the launch, on Tuesday, a picture of the alleged 6.1-inch iPhone leaks showing off the back cover design of the phone. And it looks almost like the iPhone 8.
The image leaked by a Chinese website shows a person holding the iPhone having a single rear camera set up on the back followed by an LED flash. The camera set up looks a lot like the iPhone 8, hence the assumption that the iPhone is the picture could be the 6.1-inch iPhone and not the iPhone XS or the iPhone XS Plus.
A lot has been debated about what Apple will call this affordable iPhone. Some rumours say that Apple will simply call it iPhone 9. While some other rumours claim that it will actually be the follow up of the iPhone SE and not the iPhone 8 and should have iPhone SE 2 as the name. These are the names that almost a month old rumours suggest.
Now, some new rumours have surfaced online claiming that the upcoming affordable will actually be called iPhone XC or iPhone XR. Well, we still don't know for sure what Apple will call this particular iPhone launching today, we will have to wait till 10PM for Apple to reveal the name itself, but chances of it being either the iPhone 9 or iPhone XR are higher than the rest.
Meanwhile, rumours suggest that the follow-up device of the iPhone X will be called iPhone XS. While the bigger version of the iPhone XS will be called iPhone XS Plus or iPhone XS Max or simply iPhone XS (6.5-inch). The confusion still remains.
Going by the rumours, the iPhone X successor or the iPhone XS will come with 5.8-inch OLED display, the bigger or Plus version will sport a 6.5-inch OLED display and lastly, the affordable iPhone or the iPhone 9 will have a 6.1-inch LCD display.
All the three iPhones are said to have a lot in common. All the iPhones will come with Face ID tech, glass back, wireless charging, notched display, A12 processor, among others. But, out of all the three iPhones launching this year, the 6.1-inch iPhone could be the most exciting one, because, the price. According to Kuo, the 6.1-inch iPhone will be priced between $600 - $700, which is roughly between Rs 40,000 - Rs 48,000.
Rumours are that the 6.1-inch iPhone will come in two variants. One model will come with dual-SIM tray, which is expected to be a China-exclusive model only. Other markets including India might get the single SIM support model. Some rumours also suggest that the iPhone 6.1-inch will come in funky colours like - red, white, black, yellow, orange and many more.