Apple’s product roadmap for 2018 & 2019

Incoming Apple devices revealed. Well-known market analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who correctly predicted many Apple products in the past, is now sharing another interesting report about the upcoming devices from Cupertino. According to the report, obtained by MacRumors, Apple will release three iPhone models this year. The second-generation of iPhone X will offer some modest improvements and similar visual appearance, while a much bigger 6.5-inch device will possibly attract new audience with its huge screen estate. Along with the iPhone X2 and X2 Plus, Apple is planning to release a 6.1-inch model with LCD panel and lower price – around $700.[…]

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Apple’s A12 processor is already in the production phase

TSMC begins manufacturing the 7-nanometer processors. According to Bloomber and their sources, Apple’s chip producer TSMC has begun manufacturing the 7nm processor that will be used in iPhone’s next line up. The company has already announced that the A12 chip will offer major performance and energy improvements over the A11 processor used in iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. The high-volume production has begun, following the initial test batches in April. A12 will be built into the new iPhone models expected in September. There will be some significant benefits of using A12 over A11. The new processor will offer 40%[…]

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iPhone X Plus will have similar dimensions to the iPhone 8 Plus

The 6.5-inch OLED model will have similar size to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus. Apple is working on three new iPhones for late 2018. We already reported that the possible iPhone X Plus will be an enlarged version of the current X model, and as being such, it would have very slim top and bottom bezels and the notch. Consequently, the X Plus may have a significantly bigger screen compared to the iPhone 8 line. Now, a Japanese source familiar with the design has confirmed that the iPhone X Plus will be similar in size to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8[…]

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Apple to begin iPhone X Plus trial production in the Summer

The company wants to have enough devices for a massive late 2018 launch. Last year, Apple delayed the market launch of its most interesting device – the iPhone X. Around one month, the company struggled to ramp up production and meet the demand, which resulted in lower-than-expected orders and sales of iPhones. This year, Cupertino is planning three new iPhones for 2018, if not counting the possible iPhone SE successor in the Spring. Along with the second generation of iPhone X, Apple is working on a larger model with the same design, which may be called the iPhone X Plus.[…]

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iPhone X Plus – specs, price, features

Everything we know about the iPhone X Plus. Apple is working on a trio of smartphones for late 2018, but the most interesting one is definitely the iPhone X Plus. The larger X model should debut with the hardware refresh of the original iPhone X, and a model with LCD display and a more affordable price. Let’s round up everything we know about the iPhone X Plus: Design iPhone X Plus will look like a larger version of the current X model. It will have the same design with the display cutout at the top. The sensor notch will remain[…]

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Apple may reduce or eliminate the iPhone notch in 2019

Android manufacturers embracing the notch design influenced by iPhone X. Apple is looking to improve, reduce and maybe completely eliminate the sensor notch from the iPhone line up in 2019 or 2020, according to a new report by ET News in Korea. The report reiterates that Apple is planning three new models for 2018 – one with LCD and two with OLED screens, but all to include FaceID, reduced bezels, and probably a smaller notch. Apple’s notch design for iPhone X has faced negative reviews from some media and fans, but it’s now becoming a hot trend among the Android[…]

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iPhone X Plus display panel leaks, test production ongoing

The screen resolution of iPhone X Plus may be 2688 x 1242 pixels. Several sources have reported that Cupertino-based giant will unleash three new smartphones in 2018, among them an upscaled version of the iPhone X. The so-called iPhone X Plus will feature a 6.5 inch OLED display, and according to Bloomberg, its screen resolution will be 2688 x 1242 pixels. A leaker from China posted a photo of the alleged display panel, which will be manufactured by LG. It has the same cutouts with the notch at the top, but in a bigger size. The source reveals that a[…]

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iPhone X (first-generation) production may be stopped in mid-2018

Apple not planning to reduce the price of the iPhone X. The company usually reduces the prices of older iPhones when the new models launch, but this won’t be the case with the original iPhone X. According to KGI Securities and its main analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will discontinue the original iPhone X when the second-generation launches in September 2018. This means that Apple will neither reduce the price, nor sell the original iPhone X along with its successor in 2018/2019. Kuo believes that keeping the iPhone X with a lower price will impact the sales of the future models[…]

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iPhone X Plus to have an OLED display from LG

Samsung will supply the 5.8-inch OLED panel. Apple is preparing to release three new iPhones in 2018, if not counting the possible hardware refresh of the 4-inch iPhone SE. Industry sources believe that the iPhone X Plus will have a massive 6.5-inch OLED screen, while the original 5.8-inch X model will be refreshed in late 2018. According to a report from the Financial Times, LG will supply the 6.5-inch display, while Samsung will be responsible for the 5.8-inch model. LG is expected to manufacture around 15 million OLED panels for iPhone X Plus in 2018, in addition to LCD display[…]

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New production capacity for Face ID components suggest all iPhones will ditch the Home button in 2018

Finisar prepares to increase the VCSEL production A critical component of the Face ID system is the VCSEL arrays, and one of Apple’s main suppliers has just announced a new plant that will begin mass-production in the second half of 2018. Finisar acquired a 700,000-square foot plant, in attempts to expand the output for its clients, among which is Apple. The acquisition is in line with the rumors that Apple is planning to offer Face ID with all new models in 2018. Currently, only the flagship iPhone X has facial recognition, while the iPhone 8 duo relies on the old[…]

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