Apple is reportedly gearing up to release a trio of high-end iPhone models this fall, one of which is said to feature a 6.1-inch LCD display. Now, new details about the device have leaked, and it sounds like a mixture of new and old.
According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the device is expected to inherit some features from the iPhone X, with one very surprising omission. Apparently, the 6.1-inch iPhone will feature an edge-to-edge LCD display and Face ID, but it won’t feature 3D Touch.
The feature was initially introduced with the iPhone 6S, and has since been included in an array of Apple devices, including the Magic Trackpad 2. But it’s never really been crucial to the iOS experience; I admit I regularly forget it’s even there.
Apple may see this as a non-crucial feature, which is why it won’t be included in the 6.1-inch iPhone. Whether Apple will adapt iOS without 3D touch remains to be seen. Android has a similar “long press” feature that calls for quick shortcuts. Perhaps Apple will follow suit.
Kuo includes a helpful image in his research note (above), which compares the 6.1-inch iPhone with Apple’s other two upcoming flagships. Notably, the 6.1-inch model isn’t expected to feature a dual-camera setup, instead sticking with a single lens. The device is also rumored to feature 3GB of RAM.
Although the device is being referred to as “mid-range,” Kuo believes Apple will price the handset between $700 and $800 when it launches this fall.