In 2018, Apple is widely expected to three new iPhones, just like last year. However, it looks like Apple is going to launch two-flagship models. The first 2018 flagship model will be the second-generation iPhone X with the 5.8-inch OLED display, and the second one will come with a 6.5-inch OLED display, which has been dubbed iPhone X Plus. Apple is also expected to launch a cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone model which could come with MLCD+ display technology that was first introduced by LG in its flagship G7 ThinQ smartphone.
All the 2018 iPhone models are going to feature all-screen displays with nearly non-existent bezels. They will also feature the TrueDepth camera system for Face ID, which means that they will sport the controversial notch design at the top. It also means that the 2018 iPhone models are unlikely to feature a Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
The 5.8-inch and the 6.5-inch OLED models are going to come with all the new features and improvements but Apple may cut some features in the cheaper 6.1-inch LCD model. So the LCD model may come with an aluminum frame instead of the stainless steel frame, lack support for wireless charging and may not support 3D Touch.
2018 iPhone naming
At this point, it is not clear what Apple is going to call the new iPhones so we’re going to call them “2018 iPhones” for now.
In 2017, Apple launched iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, which meant that it skipped iPhone 9. It made sense to call it the iPhone X (iPhone 10) to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. But it is going to make it difficult to name this year’s iPhones.
Apple could call them; iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus or iPhone XI and iPhone XI Plus, but it is not clear what Apple will call the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone.
2018 iPhones Release Date
Apple has traditionally launched the new iPhones in September so we expect Apple to continue the tradition and launch the 2018 iPhones in September as well.
According to reports, Apple plans to start trial production of the 2018 iPhone models in the second quarter to avoid the delays and extended release date like the iPhone X.
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