9 Reasons to Wait for the iPhone 11 & 4 Reasons Not To

The iPhone 11 release date is still several weeks 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 will likely include an iPhone X Plus.

Apple’s iPhone X still reigns as Apple’s flagship, but we’re hearing rumors about its 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 phone with a best-in-class 5.8-inch OLED display, an outstanding camera, excellent battery life, numerous software upgrades 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.

The company isn’t talking about the second-generation iPhone X yet and we probably won’t get the announcement until the fall if the company sticks to the usual release cycle. That said, we can 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 developing an iPhone X with a larger screen.

iPhone 11 Rumors

As we push toward the fall we’re starting to hear more and more about next version’s of the iPhone X. We’re still weeks away which means there are still moving parts, but all signs are pointing to more horsepower thanks to a new A12 processor, and new screen sizes.

Well-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is cooking up at least three new iPhone models for 2018:

  • 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.
  • A 5.8-inch OLED successor to the iPhone X.
  • 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.

Dummy units of all three devices are starting to emerge giving us a potential look at their designs. These dummy units show the iPhone X Plus vs. the 6.1-inch LCD model.

We’ve also seen front glass panels leak showing thicker bezels on the 6.1-inch LCD model.

Kuo’s recent research notes suggest that Apple’s 6.1-inch iPhone will also come with 3GB of RAM (possibly 4GB), a single-lens rear camera, no 3D Touch, and an extremely competitive price point.

Samsung has reportedly begun production of the iPhone 11’s display and key iPhone suppliers have reportedly received certification from Apple.  This could mean a faster launch (for some models) this fall. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were released in September while the iPhone X release was pushed to November.

French site Consomac reports that Apple’s registered several iPhone model numbers at the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), a sign of progress. These model numbers include existing devices like the iPhone SE running iOS 12.

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 weeks 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

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) and 2688 x 1242 resolution. 

It looks like the larger screen will enable an iPad-style landscape mode. If you're unfamiliar with the iPad's landscape mode, it displays additional information in apps like Calendar, Mail, and Contacts when the device is in landscape orientation.

This information was extrapolated from the iOS 12 beta which means there's a very good chance it's the real deal. 

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. 

A new image from Ben Geskin (seen here) shows what the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus will look like next to the two other rumored iPhone 2018 models. 

If you aren't in love with the current size of the iPhone X, and you can make it through the next few weeks 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. 

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