September is just a few days away and that means a new iPhone X 2018 is on the horizon.
Apple always reveals its new smartphones during this month and 2018 is unlikely to be any different.
Despite there being no official confirmation about a rebooted iPhone X there’s plenty of speculation about what could be coming soon and fans can expect more than one device to be unveiled.
In fact, it’s thought that a trio of new phones will launch next month including a larger iPhone X Plus and cheaper device that will include lower specs, such as LCD display and single rear camera, at a reduced price.
As well as these new additions to the lineup, the original iPhone X looks likely to get a boost with a faster processor, improved camera and more memory all possibilities.
Leaked pictures have also shown that Apple may supply a new plug in the box which will boost the battery at much faster speeds.
Apple iPhone 2018: Expected price, launch and sale date
Apple’s iPhone models of 2018 will launch at an event on September 12, if one goes by a report on Macerkopf.de. The phones will be up for pre-order within two days of launch, on September 14. The site quotes information from two German carriers. The new iPhone models are said to go on sale from September 21.
The later date seems more likely and now that may have been confirmed via technology website, BGR.
Sadly, with Apple now holding its events at its campus in Cupertino they can leave it very late to send out invites.
This means we’re unlikely to get official confirmation of this date until early in September.
Along with new iPhones we’re also expecting an updated Apple Watch, new AirPods and the AirPower wireless charger to be announced at the keynote.
Apple will also officially announce when its big software updates will become available.
iOS 12, watch OS5 and macOS Mojave were all revealed earlier in the year and these upgrades will probably be pushed out to Apple customers later next month.
Apple iPhone X 6.1-inch
Apple iPhone 6.1-inch LCD variant is expected to feature a bezel-less display with iPhone X-like notch on top. The phone will also include Face ID, though it will likely ditch the 3D Touch feature. Apple’s Xcode software hints at a DCI-P3 LCD panel, and an older A10 chipset that we saw on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The phone could feature 3GB RAM as well. Unlike the upcoming 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhone, the 6.1-inch model could feature single rear and front cameras.
Apple iPhone X Plus
Apple iPhone X Plus will reportedly be targeted towards business users, and it will be available in three storage capacities – 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. The RAM will be 4GB, as per the report. Apple officially does not reveal the RAM size on its phones.
Apple iPhone X Plus will continue with a dual-rear camera at the back as well as the Face ID feature, and a notch on top of the screen just like the original iPhone X. The phone is said to sport a similar glass and metal design and vertically stacked dual-rear cameras. However, iPhone X Plus bezels on the new phone could be reduced.
Finally, Forbes had shared leaked schematics of the iPhone X Plus, which reveal triple rear cameras with enhanced zoom. However, this seems unlikely, and Apple could hold this feature for its 2019 iPhone models.
Apple iPhone X 2018: Expected specifications
Apple iPhone X 2018 could feature a design similar to iPhone X. This could be the iPhone X with the least changes in terms of overall design. The display could be the same 5.8-inch OLED with a notch on top and Face ID on the front. The dual-rear cameras will be aligned vertically, as seen on the original phone. As per leaks, Apple’s upcoming phones could be powered by the company’s new A12 chip, compared to A11 Bionic chip on the iPhone 8 series and iPhone X 2017.
What else will Apple launch on September 12?
In addition to the new iPhone models, Apple is also expected to launch Watch Series 4 at the event. Apple Watch Series 4 will come with 15 per cent larger display as compared to Watch Series 3, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The new Apple Watch is expected with new sensors for health monitoring and a longer battery life as well as solid state buttons. It will ship with watchOS 5.
An entry-level MacBook Air, MacBook, Mac Mini, iPads with FaceID, AirPods 2 are also speculated to launch at the September 12 event.