Apple iPhone 2018: Rumors, release date, and features

It’s been more than 10 years since Apple first announced the iPhone model. The original iPhone was met with a wide welcome, with critics praising the device’s stunning design and innovative features. Apple iPhone has changed so much since the day one, providing users with the perfect way to make your tasks faster and easier.

Last year, Apple moved away from its tradition of launching two new iPhone models. Instead, the Cupertino company unveiled three new devices, including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. With iPhone X, Apple has a number of exciting changes, like the removal of physical buttons, or the adoption of an OLED display.

Apple announces new iPhone models every year. This year, Apple has not specified the release date. However, there is a good chance that Apple will debut new iPhones in early September this year. Rumors regarding 2018 iPhone models have been out there for months, giving us a quick look of what’s coming into this year’s devices.

In this guide, we have rounded up everything we know so far about 2018 iPhone models. For some background, Apple is struggling to sell iPhone models in the Indian market. Specifically, Apple is falling behind Chinese smartphone makers in India, so they need something to boost their smartphone sales.

  1. Release date

Apple has a longtime tradition of unveiling new iPhone models at its annual September event. Last year, the Cupertino company announced three new iPhone models on September 12, so it makes sense that we will see the next iPhone in early September this year.

Back in 2016, Apple released the iPhone SE at an event in March. The SE is a 4-inch iPhone model that marks Apple’s return to the small-screened iPhone segment. The iPhone SE sports the same design as the iPhone 5s, but Apple upgrades the internal hardware.

Apple is rumored to release a cheaper iPhone model to replace the SE. However, it seems that Apple will stick to its traditional cycle of updates this year.

  1. What will new iPhones be called this year?

Last year, Apple skipped the iPhone 9 and go straight to the iPhone X. However, it seems that Apple will revert to the number 9 this year. According to recent reports, Apple might launch an iPhone 9 at its September event. However, the iPhone 9 will belong to the mid-range smartphone segment and target the emerging markets like India or China.

Besides, rumors claim that there will be a new iPhone X Plus that succeeds the iPhone X on the market. The iPhone X Plus is expected to carry a staggering $1000 price tag, just like the current X. Sources say that Apple might go back to its “S” series after it killed the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus last year.

With a lot of contradictory rumors, it’s hard to tell what Apple will call this year’s iPhone models. Let’s wait and see.

  1. OLED or LCD display

Last year, Apple first adopted OLED display panels on its iPhone X. In reality, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus still sticks to Apple’s traditional LCD panels. However, things are going to change this year.

Sources claim that all 2018 iPhone models will feature OLED displays. In reality, Apple is speeding up the production of OLED panels at its facilities. Some recent reports say that LG Display will be providing OLED panels for this year’s iPhone models.

However, tech experts say that Apple will use OLED panel for the iPhone X Plus only, while the two other models will have LCD panels. Apple has been seeking suppliers of iPhone’s display panels for years to reduce its dependence on Samsung.

  1. Camera

Apple has been improving the iPhone’s camera quality for years. In fact, the iPhone is one of the best camera phones on the market. Rumors say that the iPhone X Plus might feature a triple camera setup at launch.

In reality, a triple camera setup is not something new out there, as Huawei’s P20 Pro comes with three selfie snappers. Besides, the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 is rumored to include three rear cameras at launch. And Apple doesn’t want to get left this year.

The adoption of a triple camera setup allows for better VR features. Apple has been working on AR tech for years. Last year, Apple introduced Animoji, an AR feature that allows you to create your own animated characters. Basically, Animoji takes advantage of iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera on the front to map your face.

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