Apple iPhone is among the best smartphones you can buy on the market. The Cupertino company has been working on improving its iPhone lineup since the day one in order to offer a better user experience. Last year, Apple unveiled a special iPhone to celebrate 10th anniversary of iPhone and received a wide welcome from hardcore fanatics across the globe.
iPhone X has been out there on the market for less than 12 months. However, rumors are already surfacing about the next generation iPhone, hinting at the impressive features coming in this year’s models. With that in mind, we have collected all the rumors in the section below, so you can get a sneak preview of what’s coming in 2018 iPhone models.
Three new iPhones
Last year, Apple announced three iPhone models, including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. Rumors have suggested that Apple will continue that trend this year. Earlier this year, sources claimed that Apple would release a large iPhone model with a 6.5-inch display, making it the biggest iPhone ever.
Rumors say that the 6.5 inch iPhone model will retain the same screen technologies we saw on the current iPhone X. If this is the case, we will still have a curved OLED display, but pixel density and resolution will be much improved to offer more details and better picture quality.
According to tech watchers, Apple will launch a new 5.8 inch iPhone model, just like the iPhone X. Besides, Apple will keep the same resolution on the 5.8 inch model (1125 x 2436 pixels). Both 6.5 inch and 5.8 inch models might feature all-glass bodies, support for wireless charging, and dual-camera setup on the back.
Rumors regarding an affordable iPhone have been floating around for months. Tech experts say that Apple has no plan to launch a low-cost iPhone, but this will change this year. Apple’s lower-cost iPhone SE is currently the hottest item in emerging markets, which gives the company a driving reason to debut a cheaper device.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, who is best known for giving his accurate forecasts when it comes to Apple devices, a lower-cost iPhone will feature a 6.1 inch display with 320 to 330 pixels per inch and lack some premium features. Apple’s move aims to keep the price down to target emerging markets.
Sources have suggested that Apple will use Full Active LCD panel on its lower-cost iPhone this year, just like the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. 2017 marks the first time we are seeing Apple use a flexible OLED panel on its mobile device. In terms of supply, Apple’s long-time partner, Japan Display will provide LCD displays used for lower-cost iPhone this year. Some reliable reports say that the Japanese firm is speeding up production to meet Apple’s orders.
Sources say that the adoption of Full Active LCDs allows Apple to include an edge-to-edge display in its new iPhone. Rumors have suggested that the lower-cost iPhone will feature small bezel design that kills the home button and Touch ID.
In terms of pricing, rumors claim the upcoming 6.1 inch iPhone will carry a $600 in the US, which is more expensive than the iPhone SE at launch. This means that Apple might unveil an iPhone to replace the SE with a cheap price tag at another event.
Rumors say that this year’s iPhone models will feature Apple’s latest chip, A12 to offer much-improved performance and more battery efficiency. Some reliable sources claim that A12 chips will be produced by Apple’s long-time partner, TSMC. The Taiwanese firm is the sole supplier of A11 Bionic chips for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
Samsung is currently Apple’s main supplier of mobile chips for iPhones. If this is the case, then it would be a loss for the South Korean firm. Samsung is also supplying flexible OLED display panels for iPhone. Last year, the firm had to deal with supply issues, forcing Apple to push the release date of the iPhone X to November.
Tech experts say that Apple is speeding up production to meet high demand for this year’s iPhone. Last year, Apple gave up its plan to integrate a fingerprint scanner under the display due to supply issues.
Some recent reports claim that Apple is working on its own power management chips for iPhone and iPad. Apple’s move aims to reduce its dependence on third-party suppliers.
iPhone SE 2
The original iPhone SE failed to live up with expectations on the market. The Cupertino company decided to lower the price and announced the device in India. The iPhone SE quickly became the hottest phone in India thanks to its low cost.
Rumors claim that Apple might launch the second generation iPhone SE at its WWDC event in June. Sources say that the device will target mainly emerging markets like India and Brazil. A report claims that the iPhone SE 2 will be manufactured in India and carry a $399 price tag.
Apple has its long-time tradition of launching new iPhone models in September. Sources say that all three new iPhone models will make their debut at Apple’s launch event in fall and go on sale shortly after the event.
Last year, Apple launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus to the public 10 days after release. However, the iPhone X public launch was delayed to November due to supply issues.
Apple iPhone is among the most anticipated phones in the world. Every year, thousands of people queue up in front of Apple’s retail stores to get new iPhone. There are a lot more things to see at Apple’s September event. Let’s wait and see.
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