Final details about 2018 iPhones revealed: 3 models with focus on speed and camera improvements, big upgrade next year

Final details about 2018 iPhones revealed: 3 models with focus on speed and camera improvements, big upgrade next year
Apple will release three new iPhones this year and the final details around those devices have now been revealed by a fresh report from Bloomberg that cites the publication's infamous people "familiar with the matter".

The three new iPhones will all adopt an edge-to-edge design with a notch and Face ID instead of Touch ID, and they will all use the new gesture navigation interface that Apple introduced with the iPhone X.

There will be a 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD screen, the cheapest of the bunch, and the only one of the trio that will have one camera on its back. Then, there will be an iPhone X successor that will introduce improvements to performance and camera, mostly seen as an S upgrade over last year's model. Finally, Apple will also bring the much anticipated premium iPhone Plus model with a 6.5-inch OLED display and all-out specs. The three models carry the following codenames within Apple: N84 (LCD model), D32 (iPhone X successor) and D33 (Plus model).


What is interesting in this report is another confirmation that we will see more diverse prices with this year's models, meaning that you will not be limited to $1,000 phones only, but are likely to have more affordable and more premium options available. With smartphone sales maturing, Apple is still on its way to steadily raise prices for its products to maintain its sales margins.

The most interesting of these three new models seems to be the premium Plus-sized new iPhone, the D33. With a 6.5-inch display, it will be the biggest iPhone ever made, and it will feature a glass and metal construction like the X. The new thing is that you should be able to use split-screen view on more apps. Unfortunately, it seems that rumors of three rear cameras on this phone will not come to fruition, at least not this year.


Another curious detail is a confirmation that we will indeed see a dual SIM version of iPhones for the first time in certain markets.

The new iPhones are well on their way to launch in September and are allegedly internally referred to as an S year upgrade, rather than a big revolution.

What will they be called? Apple itself seems to be struggling with the naming of the devices: the company has considered calling them an iPhone Xs, using the Plus name for the large model, but it seems that it has not settled on a final name just yet.

source: Bloomberg

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27 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I just can't believe a over 6 inch iPhone is near. Will the resolution increase and show more content, or just bigger everything?

12. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

What kills me is Apple is growing this size of the iPhone screens (6.5 inches) to the point that they are closer in size to an iPad mini (7.9 inches). Think about it the current iPhone 8 has a display that is 4.7 inches which means the iPhone X plus display is 2.8 inches larger. Yet the iPhone X plus is only 1.4 inches smaller than an iPad Mini. If Apple doesn't offer real multitasking with split screen multitasking. Then that is just stupid, and it should prove to everyone that Apple is artificially only adding split screen multitasking to their iPads only. Because let's face it some said the iPhone's screens are too small, but that excuse is gone now. The only other reason is Apple wants to still give its users a reason to buy iPads. Because as soon as Apple adds split screen to iPhones, then it will definitely cannibalize Apples iPads sales.

14. deleon629 unregistered

Well, they are discontinuing the mini series this year anyway, right? Besides, teens in the Western countries are still doing an excellent job at convincing their parents to buy them expensive phones in place of laptops, so a bigger screen & the illusion of pen functionality almost guarantees that at least 20 million parents will be dumb enough to accept this trade-off if Apple throws a useless pen into the specs. Apple's gonna definitely work this for what it's worth as an answer to Samsung's delusional Note crowd & others wondering if the "juice is really worth the squeeze" with their concept... If it's logical to join those who still believe in the myth that an obnoxiously optimized; unrealistically usable, 6.3 in. screened phone is gonna overthrow the convenience and ease-of-use provided by traditional laptop/desktop functionality

15. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Still. If the new iOS and iPhones launch without split screen. Then that is proving my point of Apple controlling it's herd, right deleon629? Like I said earlier you can't use the screen size as too small anymore. So what's the excuse not to add it deleon629?

17. deleon629 unregistered

They don't need to at this point. Their branding is, and has been for many years, considered an actual cult in every sense of the definition. We're trying to use logic for a concept that isn't logical...People are selling kidneys for this stuff, mind you... For those possessing some of their sanity still, the device makes for a sexy as heck accessory, all things considered.

18. Cat97

Posts: 1979; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

And yet, Apple still has the smallest notched phone on the market.

24. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

So with a 6.5 inch display it's still gonna be the smallest notched phone on the market? Please give me a break. Cat97 please tell me that you can't believe the crap that you just posted. So once again if Apple doesn't introduce split screen multitasking, then it's confirmed that Apple is controlling it's herd again. Plus they are artificially putting split screen multitasking on iPads to give them a reason to buy iPads still. Okay got it.

25. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No they don't, that would be the essential phone.

16. deleon629 unregistered

Trillions of dollars...and millions of super-sized iPhones (known as IPads) later, is there really an incentive to consider doing that for the general public now?

20. Phullofphil

Posts: 1831; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Better dpi so better screen

2. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Now you can have 8 rows of icons. Innovation at it's finest........

3. Man_Utd

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

What is Apple doing with all that money? Apple users have no real reason to upgrade.

19. Cat97

Posts: 1979; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Are you serious ? This will be the first year with a design change since the iPhone 6, which was launched FOUR years ago. It will probably be the most profitable year for Apple. I'm not counting the last year's expensive iPhone X, of course, because a very small percent of Apple's users could afford it.

4. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I fear the notch will be just as horribly intrusive as it was on the iPhone X, and I also fear that Face ID will continue to require a swipe as part of the unlocking process. If both turn out to be true, I'll stick with my Note 9 as my primary device.

5. Foxgabanna unregistered

I'm kind of not looking forward to this.

6. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I still think that new 48MP sensor is for Apple. It cannot do 960fps, so no reason to be used by Sony Mobile. Diffrrence between 1/2" and 1/2.3" is about 5% only. Not much benefits. Now if you come from 1/3" or 1/2.9" is huge jump.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31614; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I need to see way more. I need to see true multitasking, picture in picture, Pencil support etc. C'mon Apple.

8. Be_Mine unregistered

I wonder what all those people complaining about the Note 9 having similar design like the Note 8 will say, when Apple continue to use the same iPhone X design for the next 3-4 years.

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I believe Apple should go with: iPhone (2018) for 6.1" iPhone XS IPhone XS Pro

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I believe Apple should go with: iPhone (2018) for 6.1" iPhone XS IPhone XS Pro

11. doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

i can't wait to get rid of this face id garbage and get a phone with touch id. guess it' s back to android for me. i really love my x but CANNOT get pass this face id and swipe bs. so frickin annoying.

13. deleon629 unregistered

Suppose world leaders are pushing for depopulation after all: With touch navigation being standardized, do you guys know how high motor accidents & vehicular homicides will spike amongst teens?

22. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Hmm, so iPhone potential up-graders should wait for one more year. People who did not like the X will most likely not like the 2018 iPhones too. Still think that for $1000-$1300, Note 9 remains the best phone (in most people's opinion) that money can buy.

23. blkatfirstsight

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 05, 2018

Keeping my iPhone X but will probably grab a new Apple Watch depending on the enhancements.

26. power21

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 15, 2015

the 6.5 inch may be my first iphone.

27. Gavii2000

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

I stuck at iphone 7 plus. I had no reason to upgrade to the 8 plus. I did not buy the X. I never gonna pay $1000 or more for a phone it does the same thing. It looks like this year is gonna be the same. There is no innovation. Oled screen, face id, animoji Are not worth the upgrade. Phones got better screens and better cameras thru out the years, but as of right now nothing is improving much. I think it would be enough to come out with new phones in every 2-3 years. Imo.

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