ibusinesslines.com
ibusinesslines.com December 18, 2017


IPhone X Plus: More details emerge about plans for 2018 iPhones

07 December 2017, 03:24 | Jodi Jackson

Report: Next year's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to feature metal backing, not glass

Report says every new iPhone will get the notch next year

Apple could also opt to go with a new supplier for the LCD model.

Nikkei's source further divulged that Apple is outfitting the LCD model with a metal back case - the same one used on the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

Out of the two models following suit, one will have the same screen of the iPhone X, i.e. a 5.8 inch, whereas the other model will come with a 6.5 inch display. According to Nikkei, the metallic iPhone will come in several colours, but nothing more than what the current aluminium iPhones offer. Now with the all glass iPhone 8, Apple can only offer Space Grey, Silver and Gold, meanwhile the iPhone X is limited to Space Grey and Silver.

Apple's latest flagship - iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus - came with minor design tweaks compared to their predecessors and the biggest change was the glass unibody design.


This report does fit more or less with Kuo's claims, however, the analyst predicts the "iPhone X Plus" model will be even larger, measuring in at 6.5 inches. Analysts suggest this device could cost between $650 and $900, with Apple achieving the price cut by dropping the expensive OLED display and Force Touch tech. Nikkei has learned that for these two handsets, Apple has chosen to use OLED screens.

According to analyst firm Counterpoint, Apple is expected to sell 130 million iPhone X units over the next two years, meaning that LG Display still has a chance of getting in on the action. Kuo, however, stated that all three 2018 models would debut with full-screen, edge-to-edge displays and the TrueDepth camera system that's now featured on the 10th anniversary iPhone. A second Nikkei source said Casetek has already been "experimenting with new casings for the LCD-equipped iPhone". This of course explains why the device is rumored to be a low-cost entry built for low-end and midrange markets.

We're still a ways off from Apple introducing next year's iPhones, so this report should be taken with a grain of salt at this point.

Apple is reportedly working on a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that's scheduled for release in 2018.



Other News

Trending Now

Huawei Nova 2s launched with 6-inch display and Kirin 960 chipset
Coming to the pricing, the Huawei Nova 2s is priced at 2699 Yuan for the 4GB RAM variant and is now available for registrations. On the front, the Nova 2s comes with a wide-angle 20-megapixel lens and another 2-megapixel camera for portrait selfies.

The most expensive painting Da Vinci will appear in UAE
By then the painting was generally reckoned to be the work of a follower of Leonardo and not the work of Leonardo himself. The New York Times reports the mystery buyer was a little-known Saudi prince according to documents it reviewed.

Light snow, rain chances continue overnight
Wednesday looking colder with lows in the upper 30s and few flurries during the afternoon with no accumulation. Highs today near seasonal hitting the lower 40s but winds will still be gusting at 15-20 miles per hour .

TVS Apache RR 310 launched at Rs 2.05 lakh
Homegrown two-wheeler major TVS has forayed into the super-premium segment, launching the much-awaited Apache RR 310 on Wednesday. In view of a trellis outline, the Apache RR 310 measures 169.5kg and claims a 0-60kmph run time of only 2.93 seconds.

Pentagon revises USA troops numbers in Syria and Iraq
Over the summer, hundreds of USA troops - including Special Operations forces and artillerymen - deployed to Syria as the assault on Raqqa was prepared.

Australia officially legalizes same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage could be legal as soon as Friday after a bill to change the Marriage Act passed the House of Representatives. If any of the amendments were successful, the Bill would have to go back to the Senate.

Mysterious black hole discovered at the dawn of the universe
It's part of a long-term search for the earliest quasars, which will continue. "This is the only object we have observed from this era".