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Confirmed: Not One, but Three New iPhones on the Way!

July 2018

Will the iPhone product range really expand by three new devices in 2018? While the official announcement will likely have to wait for the fall, the rumors seem increasingly well-founded. But what will they look like? Back Market explains it all for you.

Why Three New Models?

The more you’ve got, the more you want. Disappointed by sales of the world’s most famous smartphones, Apple’s investors want to catch up by offering the public three brand-new toys. The goal would seem to be to cover the widest possible target. The smartphone market grew by just 1% last year (Yikes!), so they must persuade consumers to change devices, by offering new, ever more modern and inventive features.


An iPhone for Every Taste

What will these three new iPhones look like? First of all, it seems that all three will be based on the design of the iPhone X, released in November 2017.

That means a second-generation iPhone X with a 5.8-inch screen is to be expected. Since the iPhone X apparently did not appeal to the public as much as Apple had hoped, this one will have to do better! An “iPhone X Plus” equipped with a 6.5-inch screen would position itself in the phablet market, competing with Samsung in particular. It will be the largest iPhone ever produced.These two new innovations would boast an OLED screen and a next-generation A12 processor. Whereas the original model has a 2800mAh battery, the iPhone X Plus would be equipped with a battery of 3300-3400mAh.

The “Plus” model could also hold three photo sensors, like the Huawei P20 Pro. Finally, an “iPhone X SE” with a 6.1-inch screen will be equipped with a 2950mAh battery. In order to lower its retail price, it would not include the double camera or 3D Touch and will probably have just an LCD screen.

On the other hand, all three of these iPhones should include the TrueDepth camera, allowing them all to boast Face ID capability. With the advent of facial recognition, the Touch ID fingerprint reader could be eliminated. That’s not a certainty, however. 

More Expensive or Less Expensive?

The answer is both. The giant iPhone could cost over 1000 €. Not exactly what we’d call cheap! OK, but if you’re not interested in paying more every time, no problem: the second-generation iPhone X should come in at about 800 €. And for tighter budgets (obviously, we’re not talking here about really small budgets), the iPhone X SE might start at about 600 €. More expensive, more esthetically pleasing, and offering more features, the iPhone X Plus would truly be a top-of-the-line product, but Apple will now cover all segments of the market. The icing on the cake? In well-informed circles, rumor has it that Apple may include a high-speed charger with purchase of each of these models. Dare we believe it?

Tell us, are you planning to buy yourself a new iPhone in 2018? Will you succumb to novelty, or will you opt for a product refurbished by Back Market? Tell us all about it in the comment section!


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