Everything We Think We Know About the New iPhone

Everything We Think We Know About the New iPhone

Every September, kids go back to school, and Apple invites a bunch of journalists into a dark room, where it reveals the future of iPhones. That’s the beginning of the global mad dash to stand in line and secure a new Apple device with just a few modest upgrades. The time is now upon us. Are you intrigued? Are you scared? Are you prepared to spend more money than you’ve ever spent on a phone before?

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This year’s iPhone rumors point at a new lineup that represents a full court press on your wallet. Bloomberg says that Apple appears to be less interested in getting more people to buy iPhones than it does in raising the average price of the iPhone. That means that the big price hike that we saw with the iPhone X release last year might trickle down to other new models. But it could also mean that the edge-to-edge screen design and Face ID will also come to lower end iPhone models. It’s gonna be costly, but lit.

What Will It Look Like?

Based on unconfirmed reports, Apple will release three new iPhones this year. One will apparently feature the 5.8-inch OLED, bezel-free screen with Face ID, stainless steel edges, and the same overall design as the iPhone X, including the vertically oriented two-lens camera on the glass back. Another will reportedly come with a 6.5-inch OLED bezel-free screen—which would be the biggest screen Apple has ever put in an iPhone—as well as Face ID, stainless steel edges, glass back, and dual cameras. Think of it as an iPhone X Plus but likely with a different name. More on that in a second.

The third phone is perhaps the most interesting one. It will evidently have a 6.1-inch LCD, bezel-free screen, Face ID, glass back, and aluminum edges. That means it will basically look and function like a slightly larger iPhone X, but cheaper materials should give it a lower price point. In keeping costs down, Apple will reportedly only include a single camera on the LCD device, making it look a lot like a premium version of an iPhone 8. In addition to a lower price, the LCD device might also mean more choice of color. According to well respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the LCD device will come in a range of colors, including grey, white, blue, red, and orange. The OLED devices, Kuo says, will come in black, silver, and gold.

What does seem imminent is the end of the bezel. The new full-screen design with Face ID has been a big hit with reviewers, notch and all. Furthermore, moving all of the iPhone models over to this new form factor stands to make app design and manufacturing easier and more efficient. Some leaks indicate that the screen on the 6.1-inch LCD device will have a slightly larger bezel than what will be on the OLED devices. But still. Big screens seem like the future of iPhones.

What Will It Be Called?

This one is anybody’s guess. Apple’s iPhone-naming scheme used to be pretty easy. Since the iPhone 4 release, the company would release a completely redesigned device that would get a new number, like iPhone 5. The next year, Apple would release a device with the same basic design but upgraded guts, and the company would just add an “s” to the name, like the iPhone 5s. Beginning with the iPhone 6, a larger-sized devices got a “Plus” at the end of the name. That formula got all messed up on the iPhone’s tenth anniverary last year, when Apple released the iPhone 8 alongside the very special iPhone X (“ten”).

This year, if Apple releases three phones of different sizes, that traditional scheme gets further messed up. Basically no one expects Apple to release an iPhone 9 alongside an iPhone XI (“eleven”) and iPhone XI Plus. However, many analysts have suggested that Apple will adhere to a version of its previous “s” product cycle. That could mean that the new OLED devices will be the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Plus. Perhaps, the new LCD device would be called the iPhone 9, but that seems messy. Who knows, at the end of the day, Apple could throw the old number system out the window and go with something like “the new iPhone.” How to differentiate between the three sizes? The new iPhone Big, Medium, and Small? Who knows.

What’s Up With the Guts?

The arms race over super impressive smartphone guts is hot right now. Samsung recently released the Galaxy Note 9 with some extra beefy numbers, and based on the rumors, the new iPhone lineup will rival specs like these. Think faster processor, more RAM, bigger batteries (for some models), and better displays.

Multiple reports from the supply chain indicate that the new iPhones will include a new A12 processor, made by long-time Apple supplier Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). These seven-nanometer chips would be significantly smaller than the 10-nanometer A11 processors currently in iPhone X and iPhone 8 lineup. They will also apparently be 10-percent faster, according to benchmark tests uploaded to Geekbench back in June. Updated chip technology could also make the new iPhone devices use battery power more efficiently.

Those benchmarks also indicated that the OLED iPhone devices will come with 4GB of RAM, up from the 3GB in the iPhone X. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has backed up this information and added that the OLED devices will also come with an L-shaped, two-cell battery similar to the one in the iPhone X, and thanks to the larger size, the larger 6.5-inch device will sport a 25-percent larger battery capacity than the iPhone X, perhaps as big as 3,400 mAh. The cheaper, LCD device will reportedly stick with 3GB of RAM and a rectangle-shaped battery similar to what’s in the iPhone 8 lineup…..Read More>>>>

 

 

Source:- gizmodo

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