2018 iPhones

Corning Debuts Gorilla Glass 6 With 'Unprecedented' Multi-Drop Protection That Could Be Used in Future iPhones

Corning this morning unveiled its next-generation Gorilla Glass product, Gorilla Glass 6, which it says offers “unprecedented protection against multiple drops” and better protection against drops from higher heights. According to Corning, Gorilla Glass 6 is its most durable cover glass to date, made of a new material that’s been engineered to stand up to …

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Apple to Use Bezel-Reducing Backlighting Chips in Upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone

Apple may adopt LED backlighting chips for the LCD panels in its forthcoming 6.1-inch iPhone that enable it to reduce screen bezel size and bring LCD panels closer to bezel-free OLED screens. DigiTimes reports that Japan-based Nichia will become the exclusive supplier of the LED chips for use in backlighting of the panels used in …

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Foxconn Expected to Assemble Bulk of 2018 iPhones

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn will assemble the majority of Apple’s widely rumored trio of new iPhones expected to launch in 2018, according to the Taipei Times, citing research from Fubon Securities. Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai, will reportedly assemble all of the second-generation iPhone X, 90 percent of the so-called iPhone X Plus, and 75 …

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Ming-Chi Kuo Says 2018 iPhone Lineup Will Have New Colors, Including Gold, Red, Blue, and Orange

Apple is widely rumored to release a trio of new iPhones in 2018, including a second-generation iPhone X, a larger 6.5-inch version dubbed the iPhone X Plus, and an all-new 6.1-inch model with some iPhone X features, but not all, at a lower price point of around $600 to $700 in the United States. While …

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Possible Benchmark for A12 Processor From 2018 iPhone Surfaces Featuring 10% Faster Speeds, 4GB RAM

Apple’s 2018 iPhones are expected to include a new 6-core A12 processor, and the A12, like all of Apple’s processor iterations, is expected to bring speed and efficiency improvements. A new benchmark taken from a 2018 iPhone may give us some insight into just how much faster the new A12 is than the A11 in …

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Apple's Rumored 18W USB-C iPhone Power Adapter Prototype Shown Off in New Photos

Recent rumors and CAD renderings have suggested Apple may be planning to include an 18-watt USB-C charger and a Lightning to USB cable in the box with its iOS devices later this year, allowing for faster charging without requiring users to purchase separate charging accessories at additional cost. New photos shared by Chongdiantou (via Mac …

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Kuo Details 2018, 2019 iPhones, Expects Cheaper MacBook Air, Face ID iPads, and Larger-Screen Apple Watches Later This Year

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who now works at research firm TF International Securities, has issued a new research note today with a wealth of information about Apple’s upcoming products and the company’s overall outlook. Highlights from the research note, obtained by MacRumors:Kuo believes 2019 iPhones will have “marked innovations,” but notes it could take until …

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Nikkei Dubiously Says AirPods Charging Case 'Will Soon Be Able' to Wirelessly Charge an iPhone

An upcoming version of the AirPods charging case will be able to wirelessly charge a compatible iPhone, according to Nikkei Asian Review, although proceed with skepticism, as there’s a good chance the report is off the mark. The first paragraph from Cheng Ting-Fang and Lauly Li, in a report titled “Apple to unveil iPhone wireless …

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2018 iPhones Could Ship With New 18W USB-C Power Adapters, USB-C to Lightning Cables for Fast Charging

Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup could ship with new USB-C power adapters that come with USB-C to Lightning cables for faster charging, according to a post on Chinese social network Weibo that cites supply chain sources. Apple is said to be planning to upgrade to USB-C support for all of its devices, shipping next-generation iPhones with …

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Kuo Again Predicts No 3D Touch for 2018 6.1-Inch LCD iPhone

Apple’s upcoming 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may not feature 3D Touch due to cost constraints, according to a new note shared yesterday by KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and published by Chinese site Feng. Kuo says that the 6.1-inch iPhone will use what he calls “Cover Glass Sensor” (CGS) technology, relocating the iPhone’s touch module from …

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Samsung May Remain Exclusive Supplier of OLED Displays in 2018 iPhones Due to LG's Reported Production Issues

LG Display is widely considered to be ramping up its OLED display production capabilities in hopes of securing orders for Apple’s next-generation iPhone lineup, expected to be released later this year, but mass production challenges have caused the company to fall behind schedule, according to The Wall Street Journal. The report, citing people familiar with …

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Apple May Offer Two 6.1-Inch iPhone Models in 2018 With Price Tag as Low as $550

Apple’s upcoming lower-cost 6.1-inch iPhone could be available in two models, one that includes a single SIM and a second that offers dual-SIM dual standby (DSDS) functionality, aka two physical SIM card slots, according to an investor’s note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Kuo believes that the 6.1-inch dual-SIM iPhone could be priced at …

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Apple Registers Several New Unreleased iPhone Models in Eurasia Ahead of WWDC

French website Consomac has discovered a new Russian-language regulatory filing in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) database pointing towards several unreleased iPhone models that Apple could be launching relatively soon. Versions of iPhone running iOS 11 are listed with the model numbers A1920, A1921, A1984, A2097, A2098, A2099, A2101, A2103, A2104, A2105 and A2106. None …

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Survey Explores Why iPhone Owners Haven't Upgraded to iPhone X

iPhone users who haven’t upgraded to the iPhone X were recently queried on why they’ve held out on purchasing a new phone, with the majority citing reasons like high price and a lack of compelling features. A survey conducted by Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson and shared by Philip Elmer-DeWitt this morning asked 1,500 people …

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Concept Imagines Gold 'iPhone X Plus' Based on 2018 iPhone Rumors

Apple is working on three iPhones for 2018: one that’s an upgraded version of the current iPhone X, one that’s essentially an “iPhone X Plus” with a 6.5-inch OLED display, and one that’s lower cost with with a 6.1-inch LCD screen. The most recent 2018 iPhone rumors have suggested that the two OLED devices could …

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