Cop a peek at the rumoured second gen iPhone 8 and the all new, less spenny, iPhone X Plus

Tech 15/02/2018

After rumours first began hooning around about Apple supposedly ditching the its latest iPhone, the iPhone X, just last week, new info has surfaced about some hefty improvements we could be seeing at the end of the year.

Apple is reportedly discontinuing its latest iPhone

It's been pretty diar over at Apple as of recent, with yarns reporting their latest model may be getting the axe, along with witnessing the biggest leak in history, this 'accidental' second gen leak may a not-so-subtle attempt to keep any remaining Apple fans from switching to over to Samsung.

Apple experiences "biggest leak in history"

While Apple gets its shit together, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has already made some legit predictions regarding a rumoured iPhone 8 upgrade, claiming a new iPhone X is also in the works alongside an iPhone X Plus.

As 9to5Mac reports, the upcoming device is said to measure at 6.1-inches and is expected to launch at the end of 2018.

The rumoured phone is slated to include select iPhone X features such as Face ID, though according to Kuo, users should expect minor changes in design, allowing Apple to keep the phone at an affordable price point. Among the expected changes is an LCD screen instead of an OLED display, an aluminum frame, a single-lens camera, and no 3D Touch.

Kuo claims that the model will cost between $950 and $1100 NZD, putting it on a similar price point to the current iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

At this stage, lineup and pricing details are unknown, but according to Kuo, the 6.1-inch LCD device will likely be a ‘budget’ offering. For a visual comparison, check out KGI’s breakdown below: