Apple wasn’t the first company to launch a smartphone with a notch, but the company definitely brought all of the attention to the design philosophy. As a result, we saw a lot of different phones with their own take on the notch.
Apple obviously has its own pipe dreams related to the iPhone, but it can only go so far based on the realities of the technology available to it.
Despite the fact that we’re in 2019 already, the rumor mill has been pretty quiet on the iPhone XS successor up to this point.
Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, says some changes are coming to help boost iPhone upgrades/sales, spurred on by an expected weak first fiscal quarter of 2019.
A supply-chain report claims that Samsung will be supplying Apple with touch-integrated flexible OLED panels for 2019 iPhones. The OLED panels are called ‘Y-OCTA’ and are lighter and thinner than the panels currently used by Apple in its iPhones.
If you were hoping for a major iPhone redesign in 2019, prepare to be disappointed. As per Nomura analyst Anne Lee, Apple is not going to make any major changes to its 2019 iPhones. The devices will continue to have the same form factor as the existing models.
While major Android OEMs like Samsung and OnePlus will be releasing a 5G variant of their flagship device next year, Apple does not have any plans to jump on the 5G bandwagon until at least 2020. The company is going to take its time to transition to the new technology just like it had done in the past with 3G and 4G.
In his latest note, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple will be using a new antenna technology for its 2019 iPhones. As per the TF International Securities analyst, Apple will use a modified polyimide (MPI) antenna technology instead of Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) on next year’s iPhones.