While the tech world is waiting for Apple to announce its new line-up of iPhones, a new report claims that Apple will keep 2018 as “S” year –meaning new phones will have existing design but updated internals. The devices are likely to be launched in the second week of September and according to rumours three phones will be launched.
Expect an upgraded iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen; a new high-end iPhone with a 6.5-inch OLED screen; and a new cheaper model (which will look like the iPhone X) with a 6.1-inch LCD screen. The two larger devices may have dual-SIM card slots in some regions.
The 6.1-inch iPhone will come in a variety of colours and will sport aluminum edges instead of the colour-matching stainless steel casing on the iPhone X.
“All three devices will have the new gesture controls introduced in the iPhone X as well as Apple’s face-unlocking system Face ID. Apple is also expected to take advantage of the 6.5-inch device’s larger screen with the ability to ‘view content side-by-side’ in apps like Mail and Calendar,” The Verge reported.
As usual, at this time these rumours should be taken like a grain of salt, expect to hear more in September when Apple will officially introduce these devices.
Apple has become the first publicly traded US company to reach a market capitalisation of $1 trillion, leaving behind other tech giants, such as Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft.
Apple’s $1 trillion market cap can be attributed to strong iPhone line-up, services and the accessories business. The company has a proven history of creating great devices that revolutionise the market and is already laying the groundwork for the next big thing after the iPhone through its augmented reality (AR) developer kit, which lets developers create apps for the iPhone and iPad that simulate computer-generated images on top of the real world.