New renders provide first look at 6.1-inch iPhone for 2018

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6.1-inch iPhone 2018
This could be the affordable alternative to iPhone X.
Photo: OnLeaks/MySmartPrice

Apple’s new 6.1-inch iPhone might be delayed until November, according to one report. But you don’t have to wait until then to see it. The images and video below provide our very first glimpse at what will be a more affordable alternative to iPhone X.

The iPhone X is pricey at $1,000, and a lot of long-time iPhone fans simply can’t afford it. Rather than leaving those fans out in the cold, Apple is developing a new model for 2018 that will combine the iPhone X’s design with more affordable features.

6.1-inch iPhone first look

Here’s what that new iPhone could look like.

The renders you see in this video, published by MySmartPrice, were created based on all the 6.1-inch iPhone rumors we’ve seen so far this year. As expected, it looks a lot like an iPhone X, but we shouldn’t expect the same list of features.

The new iPhone is expected to offer a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge LCD screen (as opposed to OLED) to dramatically reduce its build cost. It could also offer Face ID, but is likely to miss out on a secondary rear-facing camera and 3D Touch.

The 6.1-inch model is also expected to be slightly thicker than the iPhone X at 8.3mm as opposed to 7.7mm. It could also be larger at around 150.9mm tall by 76.5mm wide, versus 143.6mm tall by 70.99mm wide.

Apple is likely to make its new iPhone lineup official in September, alongside a refreshed iPhone X and a new iPhone X Plus, though we may have to wait a little longer for the 6.1-inch model to make its debut.