Alongside the expected iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR updates, Apple is rumored to release this year a new flagship iPhone tier - potentially the long expected ‘iPhone Pro’ range.
Citing “trustworthy sources” in Apple’s Chinese supply chain, Japanese blog Mac Otakara claims that Apple is preparing additional 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch models with OLED displays, thinner chassis, similar triple array cameras but with larger sensors, reverse wireless charging and bundled 18W Lightning-to-USB-C fast chargers.
Apple currently sells seven iPhone models spread across three generations. A 512GB iPhone XS Max already costs $1450, and the prospect of an even more premium model sounds scary in terms of pricing.
Rival Samsung has launched four Galaxy S10 models and a total of four Galaxy Note 10 models are expected to join them, because of a split between 5G and 4G versions.
iPhones will not have 5G this year.
Apple has also a folding iPhone in development and a crowd-pleasing iPhone SE2 may arrive in 2020.