What to Expect from Apple's New iPhones--All 3 of Them

Aug 28, 2018, 06:41
What to Expect from Apple's New iPhones--All 3 of Them

The company's fall line-up will include an iPhone X Plus successor with a whopping 6.5 inch OLED screen, according to the report.

"The 6.5" model might launch at $999, which means the successor to the iPhone X will probably be $100 cheaper than that was when it got outed previous year. The rumor is Apple will hold its annual iPhone-heavy event September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater.

The iPhone X wasn't as big a hit as some Wall Street analysts hoped for before it was released last November. It will come in multiple colors, reminiscent of the iPhone 5c.

Credible sources and analysts have long predicted that all three 2018 iPhones will feature an edge-to-edge design, a gesture-based control scheme, and a TrueDepth camera with Face ID in lieu of a Home button. Apple had initially pushed 3D touch as the next big thing, but if people aren't using it, it makes no sense for the firm to continue adding the technology to the display and continue to waste time and resources.

Besides those iPhone details, not much is known about the other products yet. Kuo also expects the new 6.1-inch LCD model to account for 50 to 55 percent of new iPhone models' total shipments for the second half of 2018 and 65 to 70 percent during the first half of 2019. The use of aluminum instead of stainless steel will also help to keep costs down in this iPhone 8 replacement.

Including dual SIM support would allow users to switch between mobile carrier plans more easily.

Ives says, "The new phones "will help capture the underlying demand [for] upgrades among customers that have chose to bypass the ... cycle this time around, with price points and features that catalyze fence-sitting iPhone customers onto their next smartphone".

The launch comes on the heels of Samsung Electronics Co. introducing its larger Note 9 smartphone.

-The iPhone X is expected to be updated, with the same screen size, and new features, and potentially a new name like the XS.

Apple is also planning to launch updated AirPods, a new Apple Watch (Series 4) and refreshed iPad Pro tablets, along with the new iPhones. As for the 6.1-inch iPhone 9, it is expected to resonate a resolution of 1,792 x 828.