With August almost over, it's just a matter of days before Apple sends out the press releases that will confirm what we suspect in a few weeks that 2018 iPhones will be unveiled on September 12th. Preorders will then start September 14, and at least two of the three iPhones will begin to send a week after that.
But for me it will be one of those years when I'm not upgrading my iPhone, which will be the original entry level 64GB iPhone X (black because the cool white was out of stock when I got mine).
In April, I told you that it was not possible for Apple to convince me to pay $ 1000 for a new iPhone X this year. Since then, we have learned a lot more information about the three upcoming new phones, including a pricing structure that is slightly different. $ 1
Given that I still do not like Apple's Plus phones, I need to correct my previous sentence. There's no way Apple can convince me to pay $ 899 for a new iPhone X this year. That's what the cheapest new 5.8-inch iPhone will cost, says reports. The phone will be identical to my current iPhone X in every way apart from performance.
Yes, the device is getting the industry's first 7nm chip, making it even faster and more efficient than today's iPhone and much better than anything available on Android. And yes, like the Plus model, it will have more RAM than the 2017 iPhone X. But it's not enough for me to dive a phone that costs $ 1000, given last year's model will continue to work incredibly well in the coming years – especially when the final iOS 12 release is out.
I've used iOS 12 beta since Apple released the first in June. I've already told you that the iPhone is even faster than before, and these are beta releases (points below). With regard to battery life, iPhone X is 96% capacity after almost 10 months of fairly heavy usage (there are 271 battery cycles if you're wondering). And this is the kind of iPhone that will not be lubricated when the battery gets older. However, I want to buy one of the fancy, innovative 2018 iPhone chargers that will charge your phone even faster than the minute they become available. Words on the street are that they are packed with new iPhones released this year.
By the way, I have failed to break the screen or back panel in the last 10 months. It looks as big as it did on the first day. Then I have never pulled it out of the ugly protective case.
The third iPhone coming out this year will be the 6.1-inch iPhone that someone calls iPhone 9 and can start as low as $ 699. It's almost definitely not the phone I want to upgrade to from the current iPhone X. In terms of hardware, the handset will probably pack the same formidable A12 chip as the OLED phones, even though it want less RAM, a single lens main camera at the back, and a front LCD screen without 3D Touch. There's no way I do OLED in favor of LCD anytime soon, even though Apple's LCD monitors look great.
The 6.1-inch iPhone is the most interesting of the gang right now, and if I end up getting one, I want to be for someone in my family. Also, the 6.1 inch iPhone can not be released until October, when Apple has experienced some production issues, according to reports.
2018 iPhones will deliver a variety of impressive tricks, I'm sure and they will be great devices to buy, especially if you're on an older iPhone generation. Apart from major hardware and building quality, the phones will have dual-SIM support in some markets, and Apple Pencil support – although some tropics support will not be available this year. 512 GB of storage can also be in the cards of the OLED phones, but that means you pay over $ 1000 for so much flash storage.
19659002] I once said that Apple's "S" iPhones are better purchases than the originals, and it still applies today. However, this does not apply to the S-generation of iPhone X for a simple reason: the price. Paying $ 1000 for a phone, no matter how you do, it still pays $ 1000 for a phone. Yes, you can resell your phone, sign it, go for an upgrade plan, and pay for it in installment. The price does not change. There is no must-have feature in the new iPhone X sequel that guarantees an upgrade from iPhone X one year after Apple launched it and we know it quite endlessly since just about every detail has leaked. The iPhone X stays an animal on a phone, one that works well for at least one year.
On the other hand, if you do not rock an iPhone X right now, there's no need to buy one till September 14th. Instead of paying $ 1000 for last year's best iPhone, you'll be better off waiting a few weeks to pay $ 899 for the sequel. And yes, upgrading from any iPhone model other than iPhone X to a 2018 iPhone should be a no-brainer – even if you have an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.