Apple iPhone X Plus: All rumors, features, and release date

Apple iPhone ranks among the most desired smartphones on the market. The Cupertino has its long-time tradition of unveiling new iPhone models every year. Back in 2014, Apple announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus following months of rumors and reports. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus marked Apple’s move away from its traditional 3.5-inch display.

Last year, we saw the unveiling of three iPhone models including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X to celebrate the 10th birthday of iPhone. With the X, Apple had a number of worthwhile upgrades like Face ID, a curved OLED display, and an all-glass back design. We are expecting to see something special this year.

We have heard a lot of rumors hinting at this year’s iPhone models. Most rumors claim that Apple will stick to its three new iPhone models this year. Specifically, we will see the debut of three iPhone models at Apple’s annual September event, two of which include a new iPhone X and iPhone X Plus.

The upcoming iPhone X Plus will succeed the current iPhone X, meaning the device will include premium components and impressive skills. The new iPhone X is expected to sport a 5.8-inch OLED display.

In the section below, we have rounded up all the impressive features we expect to see in this year’s iPhone models.

  1. Release date

Apple has not specified when we are seeing new iPhone models. However, sources say that Apple will unveil new iPhone models in early September this year. According to recent reports, all three new iPhones will be announced in September, which goes against what we heard in previous rumors that a 6.1 inch iPhone will make its debut in March 2019.

Back in 2016, Apple unveiled the iPhone SE, a 4-inch iPhone in March. Sources claim that Apple does not have enough resources to manufacture three iPhones at the same time this year. Last year, the Cupertino company pushed back the release date of the iPhone X to November due to supply issues.

Apple is speeding up the production at its facilities. Apple recently confirmed that LG Display will join its supply chain this year. Sources say that LG Display will be providing millions of OLED panels for this year’s iPhone models.

  1. A12 processors

Apple iPhone has not seen a significant design change in recent years. In reality, iPhone X’s design is not something new out there as Apple takes some design hints from its old models. However, Apple upgrades the internal hardware every year.

The current iPhone X contains Apple’s A11 Bionic chip, which is also used in the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The adoption of the A11 Bionic offers a much-improved performance and gives you the longest battery life of any iPhone.

Sources say that this year’s iPhone models will be driven by the A12 processors, the most powerful chip ever. Reports claim that TSMC, Apple’s longtime manufacturing partner will be providing Apple with A12 chips. The Taiwanese firm has begun the mass production of A12 chips at its facilities in India.

  1. Faster charging

Last year, Apple finally included wireless charging with its iPhone models. The adoption of wireless charging allows users to charge up their device quickly, but also significantly raises the price of the phones.

Sources say that Apple has been working on improving wireless charging functionality for years. This allows for quicker charging times. Recent rumors claim that Apple will be bundling an 18W USB-C fast charger with this year’s iPhone models. That means that Apple will not sell it separately at first.

Last year, the fast charging capable power brick was not packaged with iPhone models. Apple’s move was met with a lot of criticism out there.

  1. 4GB of RAM and iOS 12

The current iPhone X uses 3GB of RAM, offering a smooth and fast performance. Sources say that the iPhone X Plus will feature 4GB of RAM for better multitasking. In reality, phones with 4GB of RAM is not something new out there, so it seems plausible that we are seeing an iPhone model with more RAM this year.

When it comes to software, the upcoming iPhone X and X Plus will run iOS 12 at launch. iOS 12 was debuted at this year’s WWDC event, with a lot of new things. Apple is rolling out the beta versions of iOS 12 to users for testing purposes.

Also read: The best mid-range Windows 10 tablets in 2018

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