Reports say Apple plans to order more LCD iPhones than OLED ones for the next cycle. We’re not surprised.
We’ve heard enough rumors about Apple’s upcoming slate of iPhones (go. macworld.com/upif) by now to pretty much know the score. Much like this current lineup, there will reportedly be three models in three sizes, ranging from 5.8 inches (the current size of the iPhone X) all the way up to 6.5 inches. But the most intriguing model is the one that fits in between: a 6.1-inch LCD model.
The scuttlebutt has always been that the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhone XI models will be OLED, while the 6.1-inch iPhone will be LCD, thus retaining a lower-priced option. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal (go.macworld.com/ achp), Apple expects that single model to account for more than half of all iPhone sales during the next cycle, meaning it expects to move more than 100 million of them, based on current sales figures. That’s a big number—and based on the Journal’s sources, a switch from the original OLED-heavy plan—but it’s hardly a surprise. Based on what we’ve heard, Apple’s new LCD phone is shaping up to be a monster hit, even if it’s outnumbered 2:1 by Apple’s OLED phones. Here are three reasons why everyone will want one:
IT’S THE PERFECT SIZE
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
Apple Teams With A-cold-wall On Beats Studio3 Headphones
The limited edition headphones will go on sale soon for $350.
What we're raving about this month
Google may have built a better iPhone with the Pixel 6
The Pixel 6 isn't just a new phone-it's a whole new outlook.
TWELVE SOUTH HOVERBAR DUO
When you're using your iPhone or iPad to do a task or for a FaceTime call, you need to place it in the proper position.
iCloud email won't send? Here's what to check to fix it
iCloud has restrictions that could prevent your email from being sent.
BATTERY PACK ZMI POWERPACK NO. 20: COMPACT EXTERNAL BATTERY CAN CHARGE A MACBOOK
The ZMI PowerPack No. 20 (Model QB826G) is the closest thing I've seen in many years to the kind of outboard laptop battery popular in the days when batteries burned through stored energy as quickly as sparklers. The PowerPack No. 20's prosaic name hides its massive output: up to 210 watts across three output ports simultaneously!
Beyerdynamic DT 700 Pro X
The DT 900 Pro X headphones are aimed at content creators: folks working on the production of music, podcasts, and similar pursuits in home studios and on the road.
AirPods vs. AirPods Pro: Which is right for your ears?
Don't know whether to buy the AirPods (2nd gen), AirPods (3rd gen), or AirPods Pro? Here's how they stack up.
iPhone 13 and iPad mini benchmarks don't tell whole story
Benchmarks of Apple's newest devices reveal a different kind of chip.
Andover Audio Songbird: This budget-priced music streamer is no featherweight
This low-priced audio component compares favorably to the likes of Sonos and Bluesound-at a fraction of the price.