Bad News for iPhone 9 in New Leak

This new leak is bad news for one of Apple's upcoming phones.

Reliable leaker Ice Universe has tweeted that the 6.1-inch budget iPhone will have an LCD screen and larger bezels than its companion flagship phones.

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Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones this September, including a 5.8-inch iPhone X successor, a 6.5-inch iPhone X plus, and a 6.1-inch budget "iPhone 9." However, earlier rumors have indicated that Apple is trying to make the iPhone 9 look as similar to the iPhone X as possible.

While it's been widely expected that the 6.1-inch model would use an LCD screen as a way of keeping a lid on costs, some Apple watchers suggested the phone might mimic the design of the OLED-based iPhone X. A recent report claimed the iPhone 9 would have bottom bezels of only 2 to 2.5 millimeters — smaller than the bottom bezels of the current iPhone X.

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It seems that Apple cannot actually reduce the bezels around the edge of its cheapest model to the level of the iPhone X models. While the device will still have thinner bezels than most Android phones, recent 3D models have indicated that it might still look a bit wonky.

The upcoming 6.1-inch model could cost between $550 and $800. That's a pretty sizable price difference from the $999 iPhone X. But if you're a bezel hater, you may want to shell out a bit more for Apple's more expensive OLED models.