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2018 LOOK SET to be a big year for Apple fanbois (and girls), as the company plans to launch three new smartphones: iPhone 9, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus.

If rumors are legit, iPhone 9 will be Apple's entry level & # 39; offer and will pack an iPhone Xa-like 6.1in LCD monitor with room up top for Face ID. The so-called iPhone 11 and 11 Plus will have 5.8 and 6.5 OLED screens, respectively, with rumors that also point to soup setup, an upgraded 7nm A11 CPU and a brand new USB-C charger.

We have rounded up all we know about Apple's incoming trio of iPhones below, and will update this article when we hear more.

Release Date
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8 iPhones will, if released, be something that will go, make their official debut in September. Last year's iPhone was unveiled on September 15th and was sold the following week on September 22th.

Price
According to rumors, iPhone 9 will be the most affordable in Apple's 2018 iPhones. Apple Guru Ming-Chi Kuo expects the smartphone to be sold for $ 600 – $ 700 (around £ 450 – £ 530).

There's no word about how much iPhone 11 or 11 Plus will pick up on launch, but if anything last year's iPhone X, do not expect them to be cheap.

Latest News
26/7/17: Qualcomm, fresh from disconnecting its NXP merger, has confirmed that Intel will be the only provider of modem chips for Apple 2018 iPhones.

Confirming a previous report from Ming-Chi Kuo, Qualcomm's Chief Financial Officer George Davis said on Wednesday that "Apple will only use the competitor's modems instead of our modems in the next iPhone release. We will continue to deliver modems to Apple's older devices . "

Davis did not mention Intel by name, but the rival chip maker is the only other provider of the Apple smartphone component.

Apple's decision to dig Qualcomm probably comes as a result of increasing tensions between the two companies that have been involved in a legitimate battle for more than a year.

25/7/17: The cheapest of Apple's 2018 iPhones, 6.1in LCD iPhone 9, will be available in six different colors, according to Macotakara .

. ] Apple Guru Ming-Chi Kuo has already had a similar prediction, and last month claimed that the LCD iPhone should come in gold, gray, white, blue, red and orange color schemes. Macotakara assumes that the colors will be white, black, flash yellow, bright orange, electric blue and taupe – all colors of cases that Apple is currently flipping.

There is nothing red in Macotakara's prediction, which makes sense that this color is usually reserved for Apple's (PRODUCT) RED launches.

This iPhone 5C-esque color line will probably be reserved for iPhone 9, with rumors that claim that 5.8in and 6.5in in the iPhone 11 and 11 Plus are only available in three colors: gold, gray and silver.

19/7/17: Apple's incoming USB-C Quick Charger will be exclusive to 2018 iPhones, despite offering backward compatibility.

So says Japanese blog Macotakara, who reports that the 18W charger comes with a USB-C to Lightning connection, will not be available to purchase separately due to supply constraints. The first supply will only meet Apple's needs for 2018 iPhones, so buyers have to wait next year to purchase accessories.

17/7/18: Apple Input Level 2018 iPhone does not have an edge-to-edge display in line with iPhone X, according to leaked glass panels.

Photos published by Twitter tipster Benjamin Geskin (below) has given our first look at glass panels that allegedly will contain Apple's so-called iPhone 9, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus.

If legit, the pictures confirm that low cost, 6.1in LCD iPhone 9 does not want a full display-free display of 5.8 and 6.5 OLED models, despite Apple's plans to adopt new backlight-reducing chip order to achieve full-screen design.

The leakage does not provide much else except to confirm that all three models will adopt a chopped design to ease Apple's Face ID technology.

13/7/18: Apple will adopt background-reducing chips for its upcoming LCD iPhone to equip it with full screen design.

A report by Digitimes claims that Apple will "exclusively" use the Japanese manufacturer Nichia's 0.3t LED chip for its 6.1in LCD iPhone that will equip the device with the corresponding brightness to the previous LCD models, but also with the same super-thin frame as iPhone X.

"While the LTPS-LCD smartphone screens with backlighting with 0.4 t LED chips have bottom fittings of 4.0-4.5 mm, use of 0.3 t LED chips can reduce them to 2.0-2 , 5 mm, enhance the LCD display's competitiveness against OLED all (bezel-free) screens panels, "explains the report.

Digitimes notes that while using 0.3t LED chips comes with greater technical risk, especially in terms of accuracy and stability, Nichia began "successful production" in the first half of 2018.

According to earlier rumors, Apple's LCD iPhone – expected to be the cheapest of its three incoming iPhones with a starting price of $ 700 – will be made available in gray, white, blue, red and orange color schemes.

5/17/18: Apple plans to introduce as many as five new color choices with its 2018 iPhone setup.

At least, according to a report by the famous analyst Ming -Chi Kuo, seen by 9to5Mac . He claims that 6.5in OLED iPhone, expected to come as iPhone X Plus, will be offered in black and white and a new gold option.

"Input level" 6.1in LCD iPhone will allegedly debut in more -Green, white, blue, red and orange flavors, according to Kuo.

As mentioned by 9to5Mac the reference to "gray" and "white" models may be a nod to Apple's current Space Gray and Silver finish, whereas the rumored red model could come as part of Apple's product ( RED) lineup – although these usually come after months after an iPhone has been launched.

There is no word about whether 5.8 in the iPhone X sequel will be offered in new color variations.

In its research note, Kuo also increases its prediction for iPhone sales. He expects that the cheaper LCD iPhone will account for 55 percent of sales when the new iPhones launch and take even more through 2019.

He clearly expects a challenge of demand as well, and expects Apple to see significant Growth with sales of 70 million iPhones in the fourth quarter.

4/7/18: Photos published on Chinese blog Chongdiantou claims to show the USB-C charger that will ship with this year's iPhones.

The pictures allegedly give us a glimpse of an engineering sample of 18-watt USB-C charger, which is also expected to be collected with Apple's incoming iPads.

Although the marking looks different from Apple's regular style – which suggests that this may be a third-party accessory from China – fits the design of the charger with previous leaks, suggesting that the 18W accessory will be oval and offer a USB-C input.

Although the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X all offer wireless charging, Apple currently does not offer accessories to enable it. With third-party accessories, USB-C quick chargers can only iPhone from empty to 50 percent in less than half an hour.

3/7/18: iPhone X Plus has shot on Geekbench, confirming that it will provide a decent upgrade under the hood.

The handset, referred to as "iPhone 11.2" in the Geekbench note first discovered by BGR will be equipped with a new six-core CPU (D321AP), 4GB RAM (1GB more than iPhone X ) and Apple's iOS 12 software, which has a great focus on performance.

The said CPU will probably be Apple's home-made A12 chip, built by TSMC, which is expected to be the industry's first 7nm chip, which will – at least – offer more speed and efficiency than the 10nm chips found in Today's iDevices.

It's true in Geekbench points, when the so-called "iPhone 11,2" trounced Apple's current iPhone X flagship with a single-core score of 4673 and a multi-core score of 10,912. IPhone X, by comparison, scored 4206 and 10,123 respectively.

2/7/18: A video showing alleged dummy models of Apple's 6.1in & # 39; iPhone 9 & # 39; and sent to 9to5Mac by tipster @ shaimizrachi ] who have shared accurate dummies for iPhones earlier shows the duo of incoming devices beside the current iPhone models, including the flagship iPhone X.

Cases from the Skisse accessory machine are also shown in the video, which indicates that scissors companies are already starting to design before an official announcement from Apple in September. Probably, at least.

iPhone 9, as expected, seems to have a single camera on the backside, and emphasizes rumors that it will be Apple's offer-level offer this year. Earlier rumors also point to a 6.1in LCD monitor, with Apple choosing OLED to keep the cost of the handset low.

iPhone X Plus appears to be the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus it's stacked up, despite packing a larger 6.5in screen. This is because Apple has dragged the big shapes that are seen in its Plus-size model, in favor of its chopped iPhone X design.

The silent video also appears to show a dual camera layout on the back of it-called iPhone X Plus, despite some rumors that point to a Huawei P20-esque triple camera setup.

The video does not show the expected 5.8in OLED model, but Mizrachi has bothered that "another surprise" comes.

29/6/18: ] Apple has allegedly roped in LG to deliver OLED monitors to its 2018 iPhones, in order to reduce its dependence on Samsung.

South China Morning Post reports that LG Display will first deliver Apple with between 2 and 4 million OLED monitors, a small fry in terms of how many tens of millions of iPhones the company is likely to produce as it continues to work with ramping up capacity.

However, LG – allegedly considering opening a new OLED production plant in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou – with greater ambitions, looks afterwards to ensure all OLED orders for one of Apple's 2018 iPhones, probably 6.5in iPhone X Plus.

Such a move would help Apple reduce its confidence in Samsung, currently the only iPhone XVP, and has been linked to the smartphone's £ 1000 launch price. On the other hand, LG's OLED monitors have previously received inadequate reviews – especially when it comes to the bork-ridden screen of Google's Pixel 2 XL.

"Securing another supplier for OLED monitors is crucial for Apple, as it will allow the company to reduce its confidence in Samsung, currently the only supplier," said Jerry Kang, senior analyst at IHS Markit.

"At the same time, it will help accelerate a broad adoption of OLED monitors. More suppliers mean more volume and, in turn, lower prices."

27/6/18: Apple's 6.1in LCD iPhone will arrive in September despite "difficulties" in mass production, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a new survey note, Kuo – now reiterates TF International Securities after leaving KGI Securities – its previous predictions that mid-sized iPhone will be a "popular option" thanks to its iPhone Xa-like features and lower price tag.

He states that 6.1 in the iPhone will include an LCD display with a full-screen (read: chopped) design similar to iPhone X. Due to the decision to switch to LCD, Kuo claims that the mass production is "harder" and will probably not get used to later this year, but notice that the model will be ready for release in September.

And it will be cheaper than the first thought as well. Kuo says he expects the LCD iPhone to sell for $ 600 – $ 700 (around £ 450 – £ 530), despite the fact that it was anticipated to anticipate a starting price of $ 700- $ 800.

This price is delivered by the handset's cheaper LCD monitor, removing the 3D Touch and the decision to hold a single rear camera, Kuo notes, adding that Apple will also launch an LCD phone in 2019 – despite previous speculation of a shift to a full OLED setup.

New iPhones are not the only new Apple products that can be expected this year either, according to Kuo. He finds that the company will also launch a cheaper MacBook Air, iPad Pro models with Face ID and new Apple Watch models with larger screens.

22/6/18: The biggest of Apple's incoming 2018 iPhone Trio, iPhone X Plus, is expected to be the most popular model.
The Korean website The Bell reports that the so-called iPhone X Plus, which allegedly will pack a 6.5-inch OLED display, is probably Apple's bestseller, with the company that orders multiple display panels for the plus-size handset than any other model.

It claims that Apple has ordered 45 million 6.5in panels, compared to around 25 million panels for 5.8 in the iPhone X sequel, and 30 million 6.04in LCD monitors for the new lower priced flagship.

The Bell notes, however, that these orders could be adjusted "depending on future sales", and noted that Apple-scaled parts orders earlier this year due to lower expected demand for iPhone X.

19/6/18: Chipmaker Intel has begun to produce modem chips for Apple's next generation iPhones.

Thanks to escalating tensions between Apple and Qualcomm, Intel is expected to deliver the majority, if not all modem chips for Apple's 2018 iPhone setup.

Nikkei reports that Intel has started the production of XMM 7560 modem chips, the first that the chip maker has produced internally.

"XMM 7560 [modem chips are] is now being distributed … It's in trial and mass production", Intel's VP of Technology, Systems Architecture and Client Group, Asha Keddy, was quoted as said by Nikkei as said. 19659002] Keddy added that the XMM 7560 modem chip is a milestone for Intel as it's the company's first with CDMA support, which means that iPhones equipped with the new Intel modem chips will eventually be available to all major operators.

Built on the 14nm process, the XMM 7560 is also the first modem of Intel that offers download speeds of up to 1 Gbps with support for 35 LTE tapes.

The report claims that Intel is also working with Apple to develop the XMM 8000 Series with 5G Modems, which is expected to debut in the iPhone models set to appear in 2019.

14/6 / 18: Apple 2018 iPhones will offer improved fast charging technology, according to new rumors.

After the latest chats that the incoming iPhone trio would be the first to be sent with a USB-C cable, Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang claims that Apple can partner with new vendors that can offer higher charged components.

In a survey of AppleInsider Zhang says that he expects Apple to upgrade from 5V 2A to 9V 2A and 5V 3A charging circuit in its upcoming iPhones thanks to a partnership with a company called Power Integrations who will allegedly replace ON Semiconductor and NXP as "the main charging solution provider for all new iPhones and iPads."

This change enables iPhone to "support multiple applications, provide faster upload and better compete with Android OEMs," said Zhang.

12/6/18: Apple's new iPhones will allegedly send a lightning to USB-C cable as Apple is preparing to add a USB C port to its 2019 iDevice series .

The unlikely rumor comes via Digitimes claiming that Apple will pack 2018 iPhones with a lightning to USB-C cable and a new 18W charger, enabling users to benefit from C-speed C without having to buy additional accessories.

More interesting, Digitimes claims that Apple will be Detting its proprietary Lightning connection, first introduced in 2012, with USB-C in 2019. The shift, which will see Apple join the rest of the smartphone world. was allegedly rated for 2018 iPhones, but left late in the process of implementing.

Although such a move seems unlikely, it also gives a lot of meaning. Apple has already adopted USB-C in its MacBook devices, and USB Type-C is more robust than the company's own Lightning connector in the form of bandwidth.

Moreover, the decision of USB-C will allow Apple device users to use the same cables and charging accessories across all of their devices, albeit bad news for those who have poised for lightning headsets or other accessories.

11/6/18: Delicious forms have given us a closer look at Apple's incoming iPhone X Plus and LCD & iPhone;

The forms were obtained by Forbes from accessory product Ghostek, and there is a good chance that the latter has access to design information before the handset's September launch. It had also provided Forbes's accurate forms before, especially before the launch of the Galaxy S9.

First, the iPhone X Plus (over), as Forbes claims, comes with a 6.5-inch OLED screen that confirms previous rumors. The handset will allegedly measure at 157x77x78, which makes it a bit smaller than the iPhone 8 Plus. However, it is expected to boast a steel cassette, which will probably make it heavier than the aluminum-clad predecessor in the forefront.

The charts also show what Forbes claims is a triple camera on the back of the iPhone X Plus, similar to that seen on the Huawei P20 Pro. However, one of the three cuts is probably a blink, as Apple is not famed for switching to three-lens cameras next year.

Next is Apple's long-standing "affordable" LCD handset ( below ), which Forbes requires will be called "er", "iPhone".

This will have a 6.1in screen, according to this latest leakage, and will measure at 147.12×71.52 mm – longer and wider than current iPhones with 5.8in screens.

The report notes that "iPhone" comes with the same Face ID technology as seen on iPhone X, while the iPhone X Plus boasts "second generation" scanning technology.

7/6/18: Apple's incoming trio of iPhones may be cheaper than expected.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for its accurate Apple forecasts, said in a recent research note (via MacRumours ) that pricing for Apple's incoming iPhones could start with just $ 600 (£ 465). It will be behind you 6.1in the LCD model, according to Kuo.

Apple's 5.8 in iPhone 6 sequel will cost between "$ 800- $ 900" (£ 600 – £ 670), says Kuo, which means that despite offering similar specifications to the current iPhone X, it may be

Surprisingly, 6.5in OLED iPhone will be the most expensive of Apple's 2018 smartphone, with Kuo predicting a starting price of between $ 900 and $ 1000 (£ 670 – £ 745).

Kuo said in his survey, "We predict that Apple will adopt a more aggressive pricing policy for the following reasons: (1) Concern about the negative effect of a higher price on a mature smartphone market by selling momentum, (2)) improved cost structure, mainly due to improved end product supply and 3D sensing and cost reduction components, and (3) increasing Face ID users who enjoy the promotion of the Apple service and ecosystem. "

Kuo also believes that Apple will announce and drop all three 2018 iPhones in September, including the LCD model as the latest reports claimed, will not launch until November.

4/6/18: Apple's long rumored "affordable" LCD iPhone has allegedly been delayed due to display problems.

The Korean The Bell The Bell ] reports that the LCD screen – which wants a hack cut-out similar to the iPhone X & OLED screen – has production problems.

Both Japanese companies JDI and LG Display are "struggling to secure returns", with the newly developed screen saying to cause light leakage that could affect the reading of Apple's Face ID-activating TrueDepth camera.

"There is a problem with the yield of the extra process and the lightning problem due to the use of the notch design, and it is expected that mass production will be possible by year-end," said a business analyst The Bell .

This means that the LCD iPhone, which is expected to be the cheapest in Apple's forthcoming 2018 series, will probably not be released before November.

"Apple will release the three LCDs in September," said an industry source, marking that "It is predicted that the LCD iPhone will be released and sent in November."


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