After losing the top spot of the global best selling smartphone to Samsung’s Galaxy S9, Apple has once again managed to regain that crown in May 2018. This time around though, it was the iPhone 8 which was the world’s best selling smartphone followed by the Galaxy S9 Plus from Samsung and the iPhone X.
LG Display will reportedly supply Apple with 2-4 million units of OLED panels for the iPhone X Plus. While this is a small amount, the move will allow Apple to negotiate a better deal for OLED panels from Samsung.
Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz claims in its latest report that the June quarter will be a positive one for Apple thanks to strong carrier promotions in the United States and China, free iCloud storage trial, and fluctuations in exchange rate.
Ahead of FIFA World Cup 2018, Apple has posted five new tutorial videos for the iPhone X related to photography with photography being their central theme. Apple shows in the tutorial how one can shoot panorama, slow-mo videos, take burst photos, and shoot soccer videos on the iPhone X.
The iPhone X features an IP67 rating which makes it dust and water-resistant. This comes in handy if you accidentally drop the phone in a bucket of water or in the pool. However, as it turns out, the iPhone X’s water-resistance capabilities are so good it can withstand being submerged in a river for over two weeks!
After being the number one selling smartphone across the globe since its launch in November, the iPhone X was dethroned by the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in April 2018.
In the latest episode of his late night talk show Conan, the host Conan O’Brien has poked fun at Apple’s steps to counter iPhone addiction among people by envisioning an iPhone Basic which lacks a screen thereby helping one in getting back their life.
A number of analysts believe that it will not be easy for Apple to switch over to OLED panels entirely for its 2019 iPhone lineup. Apple switched over to an OLED panel for the iPhone X last year, and it will reportedly be launching two new iPhones this year featuring OLED panels. They will be accompanied by a cheaper third LCD model with the same design.
Apple plans to launch three new iPhones this year, including a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD variant with a notch display. The other two handsets, the iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, will feature a notched OLED panel. For 2019 though, Apple plans to switch to OLED panels completely for its iPhone lineup.
Apple could launch its 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in three different colors to target the young audience. As per analyst Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt, Apple could launch the iPhone 8S in blue, yellow, and pink colors.