Apple Inc. is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone’s key features. The iPhone X hasn’t sold as well as expected since its debut last year. Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the final quarter of 2017, below analysts’ projections of 80.2 million units.
Now, Apple is seeking to rekindle sales by offering a model for everyone. With a screen close to 6.5 inches, Apple’s big new handseT, code named D33, will be one of the largest mainstream smartphones on the market. The body of the phone will be about the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus but the screen will be about an inch larger. At least some prototypes will include a screen resolution of 1242 x 2688. Apple also plans to use OLED technology, the same, more expensive type of screen in the regular iPhone X.The larger screen should especially appeal to business users.
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The new handset will probably enable split-screen modes for certain apps. The larger model will include a Face ID scanner that unlocks the device and enables payments. Apple is considering a gold color option for the update to the iPhone X and the larger model. The phones will have an updated operating system, probably called iOS 12 and code named Peace.