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There Will Be Two Different Screen Types
Kuo also said in his November report that the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch models are the X-All-Screen OLED Multi -Touch display, known as the Super Retina HD display, while the mid-size 6.1-inch model will be a standard LCD multi-touch display with IPS technology, just like the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Retina HD Displays.
While the model below shows an almost frameless design for the LCD model, its bezels on the top and bottom must be larger than the other models
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Apple May Utilize MLCD + for the Non-OLED iPhone
This year's non-OLED iPhones may differ from the conventional LCD Panels and the lending technology of the
LG G7 ThinQ. Apparently Apple speculates that Apple could use the same MLCD + display panels for LG's latest flagship for its future 6.1-inch iPhone. Business Korea seems to support this rumor:
According to the smartphone industry on May 9, Apple is expected to load its next 6.1-inch iPhone model with an MLCD + display that uses LG in its G7 ThinQ smartphone , The MLCD + display realizes a bright screen with less power consumption than the IPS LCD display.
Switching to MLCD + makes sense, as conventional LCD panels limit the ability of a manufacturer to achieve a bezel-free design with their technique. LCD displays require fragile edge connectors that run along the top or bottom of the screen, which requires thicker bezels to improve overall durability. In addition, newer MLCD + panels represent a significant improvement over their predecessor in terms of display brightness.
In summary, MLCD + adds a fourth white subpixel to the traditional red, green, and blue (RGB) subpixel mix What makes it superior brightness, clarity and efficiency over its predecessor. Of course, if you want to know more about MLCD + and the improvements that it brings to the table, please read our article on it.
An entry-level iPhone is very likely
It's starting to become more obvious that Apple will use the same strategy from its 2013 book and release a budget-friendly range of iPhones alongside the flagship models.
Street Insider reports that, according to Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang, the 6.1-inch iPhone equipped with a LCD could be the spiritual successor to the iPhone 5C and appear in a variety of colors, including blue, yellow and pink. Zhang further substantiates this claim:
"Since Apple launches three new models every year, we believe we have to differentiate the design of the LCD model from the two high-end OLED models," [Jun Zhang]. "A sensible choice would be to add other colors."
However, this again contradicts rumors that the iPhone SE 2 could actually be the 6.1-inch model. Anyway, there is definitely some confusion about what's going on with the rumored 6.1-inch model, so it could be anything.
To add even more to this claim, a video has emerged that seems to be a dummy unit, the inexpensive 6.1-inch iPhone alongside the top-tier 6.5-inch model. Significant external differences such as the rear camera groups are clearly visible, the budget model is equipped with a single camera lens.
There Will Be More Color Options
If a new leak turns out to be true, the budget-friendly 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will come in a variety of colors in the same direction as the classic iPhone 5C. A recent report from
9to5Mac has uncovered a report by Ming-Chi Kuo predicting that the upcoming LCD iPhone will come in a variety of colors – white, gray, red, orange and blue. The European site Consomac has recently discovered an entry by Apple in the European Economic Commission (EEC). In it, Apple lists a total of 11 iPhone models, namely A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105 and A2106.
If you notice that
A19 and A20 models have three iterations, while the model A21 is available in five variants, indicating more color options on the latter , If you want to believe the rumors, the A21 model will be the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. To further substantiate this claim, SlashLeaks has released images of the upcoming budget-friendly iPhone in red, white and blue.
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They have the same notch size as that iPhone X
One improvement we could expect with this year's iPhones series was a smaller notch. For months, there was speculation in the mobile world that Apple's 2018 iPhone model would come with significantly smaller scores than the 2017 iPhone X, and this was supported by
reports quoted by Barclays analysts:
Based on Multiple Data We remain confident that Apple will use its TrueDepth 3D sensor 2018 across the iPhone range …
We expect the sensor to develop slightly and possibly reduce in size (ie smaller notch) and improving in specificity … helping to push very strong growth for some Apple suppliers in 2H18 as the second generation of sensor ships in this year's new iPhones.
Unfortunately, this probability decreases as we get closer to the official release. Famed tech leaker
Ben Geskin posted a picture of alleged glass panels for Apple's upcoming flagships, with notches roughly the size of the iPhone X.
However, it is worth mentioning that the notch of the 6.5-inch iPhone variant is smaller in relation to the overall size due to its large screen and has a thinner aperture overall. So, if a smaller notch is one of your must-haves when you consider your next iPhone purchase, then the upcoming 6.5-inch OLED iPhone will be just right for you.
Picture by Ben Geskin / Twitter
3D touch could Expire on Some Devices
Apple is expected to abandon 3D Touch – at least for its 6.1-inch LCD-enabled iPhone – to minimize production costs and make room for the implementation of new technologies. After
Cult of Mac, industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple will remove 3D Touch on at least one of the three flagship iPhones to be released later this year.
Ming-Chi Kuo added that the 6.1 The iPhone will include a new technology that makes the LCD screen lighter and more resistant. The new CGS (Cover Glass Sensor) process integrates the touch sensor into the glass itself, moving away from the traditional way of being integrated into the display.
The new CGS process will do much to make screens more resistant to impact and scratches, but also cost more to produce. That's why Apple will sacrifice 3D Touch, starting with the 6.1-inch iPhone, and will eventually leak out as it is standardized for all iPhones that move forward – when Ming-Chi Kuo's prediction occurs.
The 6.5-inch iPhone has an iPad-like landscape mode
Thanks to their larger screens, iPhone Plus variants from the 6 Plus are more like a native App UI, comparable to a mini-iPad Similar to their tablet counterparts, and thanks to the
iOS 12 Beta 5, it seems like this feature will be transferred to the upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone.
The ingenious people of iHelpBR have this feature on iOS Simulator discovered on the latest iOS 12 Beta and Xcode 10. In it, they optimized the resolution to 2688 x 1242 – the OLED-equipped 6.5-inch iPhone's approximate screen resolution – and turned it into landscape mode They confirmed the presence of iPad-like tweaks on native app UIs, such as multi-window view in messages and contacts.
Messages in the Landscape on an iPhone 7. Picture of Amboy Manalo / Gadget Hacks
The official names begin to dive
The official name of the next generation is still unknown. Apple could very well decide to reintroduce the "S" branding after the first decade of its existence is in its rearview mirror. In fact, this is almost certainly the case with the OLED variants, so we might look at an iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus (or iPhone XS Max), but where is the third model?  If a new rumor is to be believed, the LCD-equipped 6.1-inch iPhone will completely skip the "S". According to PhoneArena, the flagship of the entry-level model will follow in the footsteps of the iPhone 8 and be called the iPhone 9 to distinguish it from its OLED counterparts.
iPhone XS (5.8 inches)
iPhone XS Plus (6.5-inch)
iPhone 9 (6.1-inch)
The rear view cameras can have TrueDepth systems with 6P lenses
reports suggest that the TrueDepth feature of the iPhone X's selfie camera could possibly find its way back camera too. After
GSMArena on November 14, iPhones will be wearing a rear-facing 3D sensor from 2019 to enhance Apple's ARKit and allow infinitely more accurate range measurements than the current camera setup estimates.
The company allegedly spoke to several suppliers and evaluated its options.
That may seem like a long way off, but it's also quite possible that Apple will be able to do so in time for at least one or two of 2018 next year's models. I mean, Apple's Animojis will only keep us busy for so long.
The TrueDepth camera system on the front of the iPhone X. Picture by Dallas Thomas / Gadget Hacks
In another statement by Kuo on November 2, the 2018 iPhones are likely to use the same 6P lens design as is currently found on the iPhone X, as opposed to anything advanced. The term 6P refers to a 6-element lens – 6 lenses made of plastic.
With its rear camera specifications, the iPhone X has found a phenomenal balance between image quality and form factor design, in our opinion, how far we have come today technologically. Switching from a 6P lens to a 7P lens or a 2G3P hybrid lens with a camera model that closely resembles the iPhone X would, in our opinion, only provide limited improvements in aperture performance.
– Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities 19659027] Moving to a newer 7P or hybrid lens technology would burden the iPhone 2018 supply chain, which is not worth the slight improvements described above. In the end, Kuo believes that "Apple intends to avoid making manufacturing decisions that could cause this year's launch of the iPhone X, which has limited supply, to recur."
The Rear Camera Setup on the iPhone X. Picture of Dallas Thomas / Gadget Hacks  The 6.5-inch iPhone "Can" Set Up Triple-Rear Camera
Huawei P20 Pro was the first big smartphone with a rear-view camera with three modules, and it looks like Apple could follow suit and use the same technology for its highest-level model. Forbes said the upcoming iPhone X Plus is likely to have a three-lens setup for its rear camera to further enhance photography.
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While the details are currently unknown, the third camera module can be used Optimizing low-light photography and fixing a weak spot. As large as the cameras of the iPhone X are, it is still a long way when taking pictures in low light, which is even more apparent compared to the Google Pixel 2 XL.
However, a three-pronged rear camera may not show until 2019. The charts referenced by Forbes, which came from an unknown accessory manufacturer, appear to show three similarly sized circles on the rear glass camera area, with a small microphone to their right. Although it is unlikely to be true to scale, this probably only indicates the same setup that the iPhone X already has with a flash between two lenses.
What we see is unlikely to be three lenses because of these leaked wiring diagrams. The accessory must know at least the general position of the flash, so it's probably just two lenses and a flash that are drawn – not three lenses.
Some have a faster A12 processor with 4GB of RAM  As the successor to the iPhone X, the next-generation iPhones will of course use faster, more powerful processors, though it's uncertain how much of an upgrade the A12 will have over its predecessor will be. However, if a new leak is suspected, we may have a clearer picture.
The French site
iGeneration has discovered benchmark results from Geekbench 4 that identify the mysterious device as iPhone11.2 released in late June. In it, the mysterious iPhone released an average score of 4,673, 10,912 and 21,691 for single-core and multi-core performance, along with the metal-based Compute score. The processors had a fundamental frequency of 2.49 GHz.
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Compared to the iPhone X, average scores of 4,206, 10,128 and 15,234 scored for the same exact tests, with its A11 Bionic clocking at 2.39 GHz. And while the iPhone X has 3 GB of RAM, the iPhone in question comes to 3748 MB of memory, which is about 4 GB of RAM.
Stay tuned for more rumors and leaks
That's all we have so far regarding the yet-to-be-named 2018 iPhone models. Nothing was given away at WWDC 2018 so we'll probably have to wait until 12th September to know for sure. Keep in mind, however, that you often look up as more details arrive in the run-up to Apple's flagship 2018 Premium.