Apple to offer two dual-camera iPhone models in 2017

A noted analyst covering Apple expects three new iPhone versions in 2017: one 4.7-inch model, one 5.5-inch model, and one OLED model.

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Apple plans to offer three versions of its iPhone when it revamps the lineup in 2017, according to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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One 5.5-inch version will have an LCD display, while a premium version will pack an OLED display for the first time in the iPhone's history, according to the supply chain analyst (via Apple Insider). Both the 5.5-inch version and OLED version will pack a dual camera like on the iPhone 7 Plus.

Kuo added that a 4.7-inch model of the new iPhone will also be launched by Apple, though it will only pack an LCD display and single camera.

Apple has been widely speculated to launch a redesigned iPhone in 2017 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the platform. The rumor mill has suggested a glass back, upgraded OLED display, and wireless charging for the new models.

The larger versions are expected to be more popular among customers next fall, according to Kuo, saying 65 and 75 percent of new iPhones will boast dual-camera displays.

Kuo predicted in April the number of iPhones made with aluminum bodies will fall to 40 percent following the launch of the 2017 iPhone.

Given the iPhone 7 just launched in September, it's too early to tell exactly what Apple will launch. Notably, Kuo has pegged several previous Apple launches correctly, but we always encourage rumors to be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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