Gigantic ‘iPhone X Plus’ will bring back gold color option

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Gold iPhones are set to make a comeback in 2018.

Apple allegedly plans to release its biggest iPhone ever this year with a monstrous 6.5-inch ‘iPhone X Plus’, and according to a new report, the new iPhone will come in a gold color option.

The gold color option was dropped from the iPhone X. Apple has offered an iPhone in gold since the iPhone 5s in 2013. The company was supposedly working to add gold to the iPhone X lineup but manufacturing difficulties caused the company to drop it, reports Bloomberg.

The huge iPhone X Plus

The 2018 iPhone lineup will include three new models, with the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus coming with a 1242 x 2688 resolution OLED display. Bloomberg’s report on the upcoming iPhone models echoes claims made months ago by KGI Securities analysts Ming Chi-Kuo.

Images of the iPhone X Plus display in pre-production allegedly leaked online this morning. The images show that the iPhone X notch will still be there and it doesn’t look like it’s getting any smaller.

FaceID will be among the iPhone X Plus’ main features. It will likely feature the same body design as the iPhone X and pack an upgraded A12 processor.

Apple is also supposedly considering adding e-SIM cards to the new iPhones. That would allow customers to connect to different carriers without switching SIM cards. Carriers are resistant to support the technology though so Apple may not include it.

Software upgrades will also be included with the 2018 iPhones. New features in iOS 12 will reportedly bring Animoji to FaceTime, better health monitoring, deeper Siri integration and augmented reality improvements too.

The new iPhones aren’t expected to be unveiled until Apple’s traditional fall event around September.