Previously unknown information about the new budget 6.1-inch LCD iPhone appeared on the network. Xcode itself mentions 'iPhone xx', whose model number is iPhone 9.7.
The code name of the smartphone is LCP and the number is N84. The final name of the model is still unknown.
According to Xcode, the given iPhone will have an A10 processor and a DCI-P3 display. In the sketch, the smartphone looks like iPhone 7.
An interesting device appeared in Xcode 10's thinning options: “iPhone xx”. Model identifier iPhone 9.7. My guess is this will be the “low cost iPhone” (internally called LCP, model N84). Definitely not the marketing name tho. Thanks Max pic.twitter.com/URPXTNdk79
– Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 22, 2018
Most likely, 'iPhone 9.7' is a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, which will be presented in September along with a 5.8-inch iPhone X and 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus. The budget model will cost about $ 600, so the decision Apple to use the old processor is quite logical.
Despite the old A10 processor, LCD iPhone will support Face ID. In addition, it will have 3GB of RAM, one main camera and a bezel-less display like the other two models. In some countries, the model will support two SIM cards.
For the first time Apple introduced the A10 processor along with iPhone 7 in 2016. Despite its age, the processor still remains powerful enough to match the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. whether the old processor will make the smartphone work worse. Moreover iOS 12 should significantly improve device performance. In addition, this way Apple it will be possible to reduce the price of the model.