Apple plans to update the line of budget iPhones for the first time in two years, releasing several new devices at once. They can be presented already in the summer of 2018 at a conference for WWDC developers. This is reported by theFrench site Consomac with reference to the decision of the Eurasian Economic Commission.
As noted by the publication, the ECE decision indicated 11 iPhone model identifiers that have not yet been released. Most likely, these are variations of the same smartphone, only with different characteristics.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the analyst of KGI Securities, who is well-known for accurate forecasts, Apple will release a cheap 6.1-inch iPhone, which will be available in two versions: with two SIM cards and one. He noted that for the version with two SIM will have to give from 650 to 750 dollars, and for the traditional from 550 to 650 dollars. The analyst explained that the version with two SIM-cards is designed for the Chinese market, and the model with one is aimed at the niche of budget devices.
Journalists expect that Apple will introduce new devices in the near future. Such a leak from the ECE was already happening shortly before the release of the new cheap iPad in March 2018. Also, the decision of the commission preceded the presentation of new models of the MacBook.
If the company arranges an iPhone presentation on WWDC in the summer, it will happen for the first time since the announcement of iPhone 4 in 2010.