The news comes from reliable Apple leaker, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who claims that the entry-level 6.1-inch iPhone will be available in grey, white, blue, red and orange. An iPhone hasn’t launched with that wide range of color options since the iPhone 5C, which bowed in September 2013.
While we always welcome more color choices for consumers, Apple's "generosity" won't extend to the more premium members of the iPhone family. The 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhone X models will soldier on with the existing silver/white and space grey finishes, although they will reportedly be joined by a new gold option.
In total, there will be three iPhones launched this year. The "iPhone" will feature a 6.1-inch LCD display with a design that looks quite similar to the current-generation iPhone X from the front. It will feature Face ID biometric authentication, but it is rumored to ditch 3D Touch. On the back, it will have a single camera. The iPhone X will be a spec-bumped version of the current model (Apple A12 processor and potentially 4GB RAM) while retaining the 5.8-inch OLED display. The iPhone X Plus, on the other hand, will be the largest iPhone launched to date with a 6.5-inch OLED display.
According to Kuo, the 6.1-inch iPhone will launch at $699, while the iPhone X will move down a rung to a lower price point of $899. The iPhone X Plus will then slot in at $999.