Apple may launch six new iPhone models this year, according to DigiTimes. Within a new report, supply chain sources are said to have claimed Apple will release another LCD iPhone in 2020 in addition to the highly rumored ‘iPhone SE 2’ that is believed to launch with a design similar to that found on the iPhone 8.
DigiTimes, who has a mixed track record say some supply chain makers at iPhone’s assembly partners have received Apple’s iPhone product roadmap for the year ahead, showing “six items”, one more than previously suggested by reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who expects Apple to release five new iPhone models in 2020.
Kuo predicts Apple will release its 4.7-inch LCD iPhone SE 2 in early 2020, followed by the release of higher-end OLED 5.4-inch, two 6.1-inch, and 6.7-inch models in the second half of the year.
DigiTimes go on to claim Taiwan-based driver-IC backend firm Chipbond Technology has received COF packaging orders from Apple for both LCD devices.
The latest news coming from the supply chain is that Apple is likely to add yet another LCD-based model to its iPhone lineup for 2020. This new member will be an upgraded version of the widely speculated iPhone SE2 featuring a 5.5- or 6.1-inch LCD display and available at the end of 2020 or in earlier 2021, said the sources.