Apparently, it's not too early to talk about Apple's 2018 iPhones

Apparently, it's not too early to talk about Apple's 2018 iPhones
iPhone X sales are in full swing, as shipping times become shorter, so there's really no reason to start talking about the next year's iPhone. Well, not if your name is Ming-Chi Kuo. The well-known KGI Securities analyst has just given his first predictions about Apple's new lineup of iPhones that will be unveiled in 2018.

Kuo believes Apple will launch three new iPhones in 2018. Two of them will sport OLED displays, while the third will come with LCD panel. Size-wise, the OLED-based iPhones will boast 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch displays respectively, while the bezel-less LCD model should sport a 6.1-inch screen.

The analyst had something to say about Apple's upcoming prices, but he only referred tot he LCD-based model. According to Kuo, the 6.1-inch iPhone will cost $649-$749 in the United States, but these are just starting prices.


Just like every other year, Apple is expected to introduce a new lineup of iPhones in the second half of 2018. However, we believe it's way too early to talk about specs, so take the information above as predictions and nothing more.

source: MacRumors

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41 Comments

1. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Awesome lineup. And once that notch is also gone the iPhone will look so clean.

5. TechDork

Posts: 400; Member since: May 10, 2010

Exactly!!! If they just get rid of that notch it'll be so much better.

33. jacky899

Posts: 373; Member since: May 16, 2017

Still don't understand what the problem is with the notch. It is the most optimal use of screen real estate. If you don't like it just download the app to get rid of it. I actually like the notch feature a lot. What I'm hoping for is if they can further reduce the bezel. The bezel on the X is still a little thick.

15. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Yeah, jut get rid of the speaker and Face ID. Because that's easy.

24. KingSam

Posts: 1346; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Its apple and they like getting rid of things. I wonder how they'll address pricing.$600, 8 plus $700, 6.1" $750, x $900, and the new 5.8" should be $1000 so the 6.5" will be $1200? I don't want $1000 becoming standard tbh. That's factoring the usual $100 cut.

40. drunkenjay

Posts: 1640; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

notch is a feature. you should know that as a fanboy.

2. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 908; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Apple will have the first $2000 phone!

8. jack123

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

nope, android and non-android phones were already have over $2000 phones.

3. Boybawang

Posts: 204; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Atleast the Notch is less annoying than a curved screen

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I disagree.

11. mcdanielvzw

Posts: 48; Member since: Nov 10, 2016

No, no it isn't. Thanks for playing.

23. Chidoro

Posts: 165; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

Yes, yes it is.

29. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 456; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

At least the curved display gives you slightly more screen estate whereas normally it would just cut off. ANd the Notch? That just gives you way less screen estate :D But yeah if ya say notch is better keep dreaming :D

34. jacky899

Posts: 373; Member since: May 16, 2017

You're probably blind. The notch maxes out the screen area on the face of the phone. The curve on the other hand is really distracting especialy when you watch videos on full screen. Beyond aesthetical preferences, the accidental hand touch on the curved screen is by far the most annoying aspect of curved screens.

38. riteshrkm

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

Don't Comment on anything when u hvnt used it. I hv a S7E for more than a yr now. Never had a prob with accidental touches. With bezels too it z smaller than ny 5.5 phone in market. Evn after almst 2 yrs of its release, i still feel its the most beautiful luking device. I knw S8 but still lyk S7E

41. drunkenjay

Posts: 1640; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

the notch blocks a chunk out of videos.

35. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Until apple does curved screens, then it'll be the best thing since sliced bread

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2326; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

They can’t remove the notch unless they thicken the top bezel, that’s the only way they can afford space for the camera, speaker grill and the myriad of sensors. Honestly, a thicker top whole bezel would look even worse, as it would make the design of the phone asymmetrical. The notch is merely a compromise with their design decision to remove nearly all top and bottom bezel. As for these analysts predictions, it’s way too far fetched at this point in time. Apple’s probably still internally working the design concept stage of next year’s device out. It’s too premature for information to leak through.

16. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Apple has to produce millions upon millions of these things. Chances are the designs are nearly finalized by now.

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'm sure they'll release at least 1 model with the old fat bezels

9. cncrim

Posts: 1558; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Ok Apple i give iPhone X SE and in $5xx, I will be happy.

10. libra89

Posts: 2221; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Seriously.

21. Xilam unregistered

I would honest love that.

26. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

It’ll be damn compact and amazing

30. TerryD

Posts: 540; Member since: May 09, 2017

Apple need to replace the SE with something

13. Jrod99

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Can’t wait for iPhone x plus edition. Bring it on.

14. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

One thing I know for sure is that TFT LCD display ain't f**king happening. Has Apple used a TFT display post iPhone 4?

17. gehrig

Posts: 423; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

TFT is an umbrella term, IPS LCD displays ARE TFT displays.

18. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Really? TIL...

20. GdgetXpert1337

Posts: 117; Member since: Oct 31, 2017

Every1 alway love talking about Apple. It all fanboy from both side think about

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