New renders show us what the rumored iPhone X Plus could look like if Apple decides to slap a bigger screen onto the iPhone X later this year.
Apple is reportedly working on three new flagship iPhones for the fall of 2018. One is a rumored successor to the current iPhone X, a device many are calling iPhone 11, iPhone 9, iPhone X2, or iPhone XI.
One is reportedly a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone (the iPhone X uses an OLED display) that could be a little cheaper than the other two flagships. Apple’s third rumored flagship 2018 iPhone is a larger version of the iPhone X, an iPhone X Plus that’ll reportedly have a 6.5-inch OLED display.
We’ll likely have to wait until the company’s annual fall event to see Apple’s new iPhones in the flesh for the first time, but designers are already trying to provide an early glimpse to those interested in buying a new 2018 iPhone.
Our old friend Martin Hajek recently cooked up some impressive iPhone X Plus renders that show what a larger, edge-to-edge 6.5-inch iPhone X model would look like next to the current iPhone X model and the rumored iPhone SE 2.
The images give you a feel for the overall size of the rumored iPhone X Plus compared to the 4-inch iPhone SE model and the 5.8-inch iPhone X.
As for the rest of the design, it hasn’t changed much. 2018 iPhone rumors haven’t pointed to a major design overhaul and Apple is, at this point, expected to keep most of last year’s design intact.
iPhone X Plus rumors suggest the display will feature 480 to 500 PPI (Pixels-Per-Inch), a notch like the one found on the current model, a TrueDepth camera system, and up to a 25 percent larger battery capacity than the original iPhone X.
While you’ll most likely have to wait until September for Apple to unveil this rumored trio of iPhones, Apple’s iPhone SE 2 might come sooner.
iPhone SE 2 rumors point to an early launch in May or in June at WWDC 2018. The iPhone SE 2 will reportedly be a modest upgrade over the current model though it could share some features with the iPhone X and iPhone 8.
If Apple launches an iPhone SE 2 at its June 4th keynote, expect it to be joined by the company’s new iOS 12 operating system, the software that will power these rumored iPhones.
These renders don’t include a look at iOS 12, but the new operating system will likely deliver new emoji characters and a series of performance enhancements aimed at quelling the quality issues that’ve plagued iOS 11.
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 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.