The iPhone 11 release date is still several months away, but some of you might want to think about skipping the iPhone X, the iPhone 8, or another iPhone model in favor of waiting for the 2018 iPhone which could include an iPhone X Plus.
Apple’s iPhone X is still fairly new, 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 mode. It’s also the company’s most expensive iPhone option.
Apple isn’t talking about the second-generation iPhone X yet and we probably won’t get the announcement until the fall of 2018 if the company sticks to the usual release cycle. That said, 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, but some of you might want to avoid it and wait for the 2018 iPhone models.
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 in the process of making an iPhone X with a larger screen.
iPhone 11 Rumors
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 thanks to a new A12 processor, and, potentially, a new screen size.
Well-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is cooking up at least three new iPhone models for 2018. One is a 6.5-inch OLED model that many are calling the iPhone X Plus. This device is expected to have a ton of RAM and a huge battery.
The company is 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.
Kuo’s recent research notes suggest that Apple’s 6.1-inch iPhone will also come with 3GB of RAM, a single-lens rear camera, no 3D Touch, and an extremely competitive price point.
Samsung is also expected to begin production of the iPhone 11’s display in the near future which could mean a faster launch in 2018. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were released in September while the iPhone X release was pushed to November.
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 several more months of rumors and speculation.
This guide will 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 the current iPhone X is if you want the iPhone X in a bigger size.
2017'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 this 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, a TrueDepth camera system, and up to a 25 percent larger battery capacity than the original iPhone X.
Kuo's been wrong before, but the analyst's also been extremely accurate in the past. Kuo predicted many of the features that made it onto last year's iPhone X.
According to Japanese blog Macotakara, the iPhone X Plus will be roughly the same size as the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. The site claims the design will be a little thicker than last year's flagship due to the mounting form of the rear camera.
If you aren't in love with the current size of the iPhone X, and you can make it through the next few months with your current device, think about taking a rain check.
You should also make sure you go hands-on with the iPhone 8 Plus before you commit to waiting.