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Apple is launching three iPhones next year, including one with a huge 6.5-inch screen, KGI says

  • Apple will reportedly launch an iPhone with a 6.5-inch screen next year.
  • Apple will also reportedly launch two other iPhones, making for three new iPhones in 2018.
  • All new iPhones are expected to ship with an all-screen form factor and 3-D sensors.
Control Center is a swipe from the top instead of the bottom of the screen
Todd Haselton | CNBC
Control Center is a swipe from the top instead of the bottom of the screen

Apple will launch three new iPhones in 2018, including a high-end flagship with a giant 6.5-inch display, according to a note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors.

That would be the largest iPhone display ever. The iPhone X has a 5.8-inch screen and the iPhone 8 Plus has a 5.5-inch display.

Kuo said the 6.5-inch version and a new 5.8-inch model will use OLED screen technology that's similar to what's in the iPhone X. The OLED panel is one reason the iPhone X is more expensive than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. To hit a more affordable price point, Apple will launch a 6.1-inch model with a more traditional LCD display, he said.

"We believe the major hardware difference in the two new OLED models is size, in a bid to satisfy various needs of the high-end market," Kuo said. All three phones are expected to feature a full-screen design and 3-D sensing, Kuo said, suggesting that Face ID will replace the home button entirely in 2018.

Apple was not immediately available to comment.

Read the full report at MacRumors.

Correction: This story was revised to correct the source of the name iPhone X Plus. It was speculation from MacRumors.