Blue, orange, and red iPhones may be coming – report

Three new iPhones are expected this year: a 6.1-inch entry level model, a 6.5-inch 'plus' version, and an upgraded iPhone X

Rappler.com

2:55:8am July 6, 2018

3:14:45am July 6, 2018

IPHONE X. The new iPhones coming in 2018 are expected to have several price points, but all of them will be retaining iPhone X design elements. Shutterstock photo

IPHONE X. The new iPhones coming in 2018 are expected to have several price points, but all of them will be retaining iPhone X design elements. Shutterstock photo

MANILA, Philippines – Longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reported that some of this year's new iPhones will be coming in a bunch of colors the line hasn't seen since 2013's iPhone 5C.

The new base model iPhone, expected to have a 6.1-inch LCD screen, will be coming in blue, orange, and red, in addition to the usual gray and white. (READ: The iPhone X is the world's best-selling smartphone of early 2018 – report)

A bigger 6.5-inch OLED-equipped iPhone, rumored to be a "plus" version of last year's X, is also reportedly coming, and will be available in 3 colors: black, white, and a new gold color.

Analysts are expecting the 6.1-inch iPhone to be priced at around $700 while the 6.5-inch iPhone could go for $1,000, taking the price point away from the original iPhone X.

Meanwhile, the original 5.8-inch iPhone X is expected to receive a spec bump while going down by about $100 in price. (READ: Galaxy S10 and future iPhone X to feature 3 rear cameras – report

If you've been planning to get a new iPhone, it might be smart to hold off on a purchase until September, which is when Apple usually releases its new batch of iPhones. (READ: Expect 5G smartphone prototype in early 2019 – Huawei executive)

If you've liked the iPhone X's notch design but have balked at the price, stay tuned for the 6.1-inch iPhone as it is expected to retain many of the design elements of the original X, possibly including the notch, at several hundred dollars less. – Rappler.com