Just like 2017, we're seeing news and rumors related to Apple's next iPhones surface early on in the year. Right now, it's KGI securities who is in the lead w.r.t leaks and rumors. Ming-Chi Kuo in particular is very active, especially in terms of details for new iPhones expected this year. Right now, Apple is rumored to launch three iPhones this year, with two of them being OLED devices. However, today we've got some conflicting news from Taiwan. Take a look below for more details.
Apple Developing Four New Projects For This Year's iPhone Lineup; Likely To Launch Two LCD, One OLED Device This Year Claims Taiwanese Publication
So far, rumors for this year's iPhone lineup are fairly consistent. Apple's expected to launch OLED successors to the current iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. In addition to these, Cupertino will also make a new addition, in the form of a 6.4 inch LCD device. Famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has shared these details, so a lot of folks are inclined to believe them. However, just to spice things up, we've got more information for Cupertino's plans today. This suggests that things aren't final for this year's smartphone lineup.
Taiwanese publication Digitimes, which is known for its coverage of Apple's supply chain, claims to have more details for the company's 2018 iPhone lineup. It claims that Cupertino looking at four different projects for this year's launch. These are a LCD device between 5.7-5.8", a LCD device between 6.0-6.1", an OLED device between 6.0-6.1" and an OLED device between 6.4-6.5".
Furthermore, Luke Lin, who is an analyst at the same publication believes that Apple will launch two of the LCD projects and the 6.4-6.5" OLED iPhone mentioned above, this year. All the projects support wireless charging and 3D sensing, something which KGI securities also mentioned also earlier. While Face ID remains an iPhone X exclusive for now, the feature will make it to other devices this year, as Apple looks to solidify its lead for the feature.
Finally, Lin also goes on to reiterate rumors of a successor to the iPhone SE. This device will support wireless charging as well, but Face ID will not make the cut. Not that this surprises us; Apple didn't launch 3D Touch on the original iPhone SE either. Let's see how things turn out. These claims don't fall in line with the steady stream of information generated by Apple supply chain recently. Since we've got a good eight months until Apple's flagship iPhone launch, things will become clear. Till then, stay tuned and let us know what you think in the comments section below.
News Source: DigiTimes