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New 2018 iPhone: All the rumors on release date, specs, price


Apple is rumored to be planning three new iPhones for 2018, including one with three rear cameras.


It's that time of year. If you need a new iPhone, you should wait ̵

1; because Apple is expected to announce its new phones in just a matter of weeks. This year, there have been a ton of rumors that indicate Apple will announce not one, not two, but three new iPhones: One with a larger screen one that's more affordable and one with three rear cameras like the Huawei P20 Pro .

Apple is expected to release a larger version of the iPhone X – the iPhone X Plus, maybe – as well as a significantly less expensive version. Det er verdt å merke seg at prisen ikke har vært en stor hindring for det premium flagship så langt. Though it's the priciest iPhone ever at $ 999, the iPhone X was the best-selling phone for the first three months of 2018, followed by the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus . Of course, a less expensive version would almost certainly broaden its addressable market. Many months after the iPhone X's release however, the phone has lost some of its initial sheen.

In addition to refining the designs and adding in some new features, Apple is likely to deliver the annual enhancements we have come to expect – new build materials and colors a bump in processing speeds higher screen resolution and tweaks to extend battery life .

Meanwhile, the Android world continues to respond and respond to the iPhone X. At its I / O event in May, Google showed off the new gesture-based interface at the center of its new ] Android P operating system. (For what it's worth, Google says it started working on the new navigation before the debut of the iPhone X.) And then there's Samsung's AR Emoji and Intelligent Scan Features – Lesser Versions of the iPhone's Animoji Memoji and Face ID that does not quite measure up to the originals.


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OnePlus Asus LG Huawei and others have announced or are rumored to be working on phones that ape the distinctive notch design that Apple popularized (but with which the Essential Phone was first to market). And Huawei has already been iterated on the notch concept with its P20 which gives you the option to switch it on and off. Interestingly enough, Samsung has thus avoided the notch even on its latest most advanced phone yet, the Galaxy Note 9 .

With the Android world making progress in camera technology and other fronts, Apple can not rest on its laurels. The trillion dollar question is whether the company can keep its amazing winning streak alive as the overall market for handsets slows .

Though we're probably two months out of seeing the next iPhone (and we do not have any proof as to what its features will be ), the rumor mill is already creating a compelling picture of what's to come. We will continue to update this page with news and leaks as we start our countdown to the 2018 Apple iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone X2, iPhone 11 or whatever the next generation may be called.

Also, check out our weekly iPhone news report to see all the latest iPhone news .

Editors' Note, Aug. 24: This post was originally published on March 13, 2018, and will continue to be updated with news and rumors on the 2018 iPhone lineup.

2018 iPhones could be slower than Android phones

Qualcomm says it does not expect to supply modems for any upcoming iPhones. In an earning call with analysts Qualcomm's financial chief George Davis said, "We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitors' modems rather than our modems in its next iPhone release." And by "competitors," he means Intel.

So why does that automatically mean slower speeds for this year's iPhones? Well, according to tests Qualcomm chips are typically faster than Intel chips at downloading data.

We will of course have to wait and see if this is actually the case when we have had a chance to test the new phones later this year.

Rumor: That budget-friendly LCD iPhone may not ship until October

Apple's rumored plan is to launch three new iPhones this year. Two with OLED screens and one using an LCD screen. Mens det er antaget, vil de to OLED-modellerne blive sendt i september, ifølge Morgan Stanley-analytiker Katy Huberty, vi kan ikke se de LCD iPhone til oktober.

"We currently see no delay in the ramp of Apple's upcoming flagship 5.8-inch or 6.5-inch OLED iPhones. However, suspected issues with LED backlight leakage have caused a one-month delay in mass production of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone , selv om dette er ned fra en seks-ugers forsinkelse, bagved i den oprindelige produktionsprognose, ifølge leverandører. "

Those of us who want to save a few bucks on a 2018 iPhone may have to wait a little longer before we take delivery.

Likely: September 2018 announcement and release date

Apple has not officially announced when we will see the next phone. Men den timing for dette årlige rituelle har nu hardened into a reliable tradition. After launching the first few iPhones in June, Apple moved to the early September time frame with the iPhone 5 in 2012 and, apart from the off-cycle iPhone SE has stuck to it since. No reason to expect this to change in 2018.

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What comes after the iPhone X?


Rumor: It may be called the iPhone 11, iPhone X Plus, or the iPhone X2 – but probably not the iPhone 9

According to some analysts Apple may return to its "S "series nomenclature, giving us an iPhone XS (maybe a fitting homophone to" excess ") and XS Plus or maybe the numeric equivalent, with the X2.

That noted, there are some very rich design opportunities with the two ones of an iPhone 11. And then there's the possibility of Apple doing away with numbers entirely – at least for the lower end, non-X model – similar to the company's approach with its entry-level tablet, which is now just the "new iPad" every year.

Regardless, we do believe that Apple effectively killed the iPhone 9 when it brought out the iPhone X alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus in September.

What's the deal with OLED or LCD for the next iPhone X?

Multiple sources believe that Apple will include at least one low-cost LCD screen iPhone in the 2018 lineup, but rumors disagree on which phones will have OLED screens and which will use LCD.

The tech blog echo chamber (Patently Apple to BusinessKorea to Patently Apple) is pointing to an LCD 2018 iPhone. They've suggested that Apple will return the next iPhone X to have an LCD screen, slashing the price tag and improving the availability of the current OLED model. More specifically, the BusinessKorea report predicts that a forthcoming 6.1-inch iPhone will have a MLCD + display, similar to the new LG G7 ThinQ .

The Wall Street Journal similarly reports that the less expensive LCD iPhone is expected to sell faster than a pricy OLED one. Het stelt voor dat Apple zal komen met twee OLED iPhones en een iPhone met een LCD-scherm in het geval, maar er zal waarschijnlijk een hoger volume van LCD-iPhones worden geproduceerd in anticipatie van hogere verkopen.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo backed up this claim in early July when he predicted the following specs for the 2018 iPhones: a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Plus and a 6.1 -inch affordable LCD iPhone.

Kuo speculates that the company's 2018 iPhones will be based on the design of today's full-screen flagship. According to Jusy Hong, an analyst that IHS Markit, all three new models (including the LCD one) could be expected to look similar to the iPhone X.

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Ghostek / Gordon Kelly (Forbes)

An alleged render of the iPhone X Plus shows three cameras on the back.

Rumor: Three rear cameras

One of the new 2018 iPhone models could have a rear-facing camera with a triple lens array according to the Chinese language Economic Daily News (as reported by MacRumors). The article suggests that such a camera would enhance the iPhone's rear zoom capacity and improve picture quality in dim light environments. Note that Huawei's new P20 Pro comes equipped with a triple-lens rear-facing camera.

The rumor has gained more ground – the highest-end iPhone X Plus model for 2018 could be the phone to get the three vertically stacked lenses, according to Forbes .

A conflicting report suggested that we would not see the three camera lenses until 2019 and that the combination could create a depth map that would be used for AR, an area that Apple pursues aggressively.


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Rumor: The iPhone SEX (LOL)

There has been a recent proliferation of rumors about a 2018 release for the long-awaited follow-up to the iPhone SE . New reports suggest that Apple may be developing a hybrid of sort merging the iPhone SE's 4-inch form factor with the iPhone X's TrueDepth camera system.

As reported by 9to5Mac.com, case maker Olixar has produced a prototype screen protector for a smaller iPhone with the slim bezels and notch found on the iPhone X. And this comes in the wake of purportedly leaked CAD drawings of a device called the iPhone SE2 published by TigerMobiles.com and Onleaks.

Rumor: A bigger iPhone

Bloomberg reports that Apple has developed two new supersize iPhones : a 6.5-inch OLED model – a "Plus" version of the iPhone X, which would be the biggest iPhone ever – and a 6.1-inch LCD version. There is also talk that Apple might drop the current 5.8-inch size for the iPhone X, based on its reportedly diminishing orders for OLED components . Previously, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo speculated states that the company would release three models in 2018 based on the design of today's full-screen flagship.

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Rumors: A Cheap iPhone

Kuo predicts that Apple may launch a single-SIM version that costs between $ 550 and $ 650 (which converts to about £ 390- £ 460 or $ 710-AU $ 840 ) and another dual SIM model, priced between $ 650 to $ 750 (about £ 460 – £ 530 or AU $ 840-AU $ 970). Apple could omit some of the pricier components including Face ID, the OLED display, 3D Touch and the second rear, and it's a good idea to make a 6.1-inch model that's more affordable than anything in the current lineup. camera. Men når det kommer til en $ 550 iPhone X – we have our doubts .

Rumors: A pricier iPhone

Of course, every rumor has its equal and opposite rumors. Investment analysts at UBS have predicted that Apple's flagship iPhone for 2018 will cost $ 1,100 (which converts to about £ 770 or AU $ 1,415). That's about $ 100 over the iPhone X's starting $ 999 price tag, but it makes sense if that model has a bigger screen than the current model.

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Could Apple's full embrace or Face ID mean the end of the road for Touch ID in 2018?

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Rumor: Face ID proliferates, goes horizontal

Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will bring its TrueDepth camera system to the three new phones coming in 2018. With facial recognition technology fully deployed across the 2018 iPhone lineup, Apple could omit the fingerprint sensor from the next batch of phones, according to Kuo, which could mean the end of the line for Touch ID.

In addition, Face ID may also make its way into the next batch of iPads rumored for a WWDC announcement later this year . MacRumors and Bloomberg ) that the next version of Face ID will be able to unlock phones while in landscape position – the default orientation for most iPad users.

Rumor: iPhone support for the Apple Pencil or iPen

And OLED iPhone due out in 2018 will support an "iPen" device according to investment company Rosenblatt Securities. Of course, this rumor – an iPhone that supports the Apple Pencil – has been around since the stylus first debuted in 2015. And yet the new 2018 iPad's addition of Apple Pencil functionality gives this old chestnut some new life.

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The Apple Pencil.

James Martin

Long-shot rumor: Virtual fingerprint scanner

While Face ID has largely mitigated the need for a fingerprint scanner, the buzz around Touch ID embedded in the display – a trusty pillar of the rumor cycle since the run-up to the iPhone 8 – persists. And for good reason: we've seen the technology implemented. It's called Clear ID and it's featured in the Vivo X20 Plus UD that went on sale in China in January. Men siden reverting to any type of fingerprint sensor would be an "admission" that Face ID is not the future, we think its return is a real long shot.


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