The release is probably a year away, but some of you might want to think about skipping the iPhone X in favor of waiting for the 2018 version which could include an iPhone X Plus.
Apple’s iPhone X is only a few weeks old, but we’re already hearing rumors about a potential successor, a device some people are calling iPhone 9, iPhone XI, iPhone X Plus, iPhone X 2, or iPhone 11.
The current iPhone X is an exceptional upgrade with a best-in-class 5.8-inch OLED display, an outstanding camera, numerous software features including animated emoji characters, and excellent battery life. Apple sells several different iPhones, but the iPhone X is the company’s flagship model and its most expensive option.
Apple isn’t talking about the second-generation iPhone X yet and we probably won’t get an announcement until the fall of 2018 if the company sticks to its usual release cycle. However, we can already help you decide if waiting for 2018’s version of the iPhone X is worth it.
The iPhone X is an outstanding phone, but it’s pricey and only comes in two colors with two storage options and one screen size. There are plenty of reasons to upgrade right now (if you can find one in stock), but some of you might want to avoid early adoption and wait for the next year’s model(s).
Those of you who want the iPhone X experience in a bigger package might want to wait for the rumored iPhone X Plus. A credible Apple source believes the company is making an iPhone X with a larger screen.
iPhone 11 Rumor Roundup
As we push into the new year we’re starting to hear more and more about next version’s of the iPhone X. It’s still early which means there are still moving parts, but all signs are pointing to more horsepower and, potentially, a new screen size.
Highly regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is cooking up three new iPhone models for next year. One is a 6.5-inch OLED model that many are calling the iPhone X Plus.
The company is also reportedly working on a 5.8-inch OLED successor to the iPhone X, and a brand new 6.1-inch LCD model. The 6.1-inch iPhone is rumored to have a metal design. The current iPhone X comes with a glass back.
Waiting for the iPhone 11 is tempting, but if you find something you absolutely love and you don’t want to wait a full year for the device to arrive, you might want to stop waiting and avoid the next year of rumors.
This guide is going to lead you through the best reasons to wait for the iPhone 11 and the best reasons to commit to another phone right now or in the near future.
Wait If You Want an iPhone X Plus
One of the best reasons to skip this year's iPhone X is if you want the iPhone X in a bigger size.
This year's iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch display, but it's about the same size as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 which sport 4.7-inch displays. For many people, including several we've spoken to, the current model is too small.
Many people are hoping for a larger iPhone X model with a larger edge-to-edge display. Nothing is confirmed, but it looks like they might get their wish next year.
Well-known KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is working on a 6.5-Inch iPhone X Plus for 2018. The display will reportedly feature 480 to 500 PPI (Pixels-Per-Inch).
In addition to the larger screen, Kuo thinks the iPhone 11 Plus / iPhone X Plus will come with a full-screen notched design and a TrueDepth camera system, similar to this year's model.
Kuo's been wrong before, but he's been extremely accurate in the past. He predicted several of the feature that made it onto this year's iPhone X.
The iPhone Plus line is extremely popular and we'd be surprised if Apple didn't offer larger version of this year's flagship. Don't expect it to be cheap, though.
If you aren't in love with the current size of the iPhone X, and you can make it through the next year with your current device, think about taking a rain check. And start saving.