Report: Apple to release 6.5-inch iPhone next year; all 2018 models to sport the 'notch'

If you are holding off on buying the Apple iPhone X, hoping that next year's model won't have the infamous "notch" at the top of the screen, better sit down. According to a report issued by Japanese securities firm Nomura (which was obtained by Business Insiders), all three versions of the 2018 iPhone will come with the notch. What is interesting is that one model will feature an edge-to-edge LCD screen instead of the OLED panel that will be found on the other two 2018 units. This device will offer Face ID and will be considered a mid-range unit priced at $650 to $900. It will have just a single camera on back, and will not come with Force Touch.

Of the remaining two iPhone handsets expected next year, both will carry an OLED display. One will feature a 5.8-inch screen and will be considered the sequel to the iPhone X. The second model will sport a huge 6.5-inch screen and will come with support for dual SIM cards. Today's report matches earlier talk that claimed iPhone units won't come with a rear-facing 3D sensing camera until 2019. A rear-facing snapper with capabilities similar to the TrueDepth Camera found on the iPhone X, would help Apple in its goal to make the iPhone a big player in AR.

The report by Nomura adds that the lower priced 2018 model will be manufactured by Pegatron, and perhaps Wriston. The more expensive units will be assembled by Foxconn, which is the only contract manufacturer currently making the iPhone X.

Nomura used its own supply chain surveys to come up with the information that it sent out to its clients, but the securities house noted that things can still change as suppliers won't have their orders finalized until the first or second quarter of next year.

source: BusinessInsider



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Suddenly, the term "overkill" has no longer been used since the iPhone X

41. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Also "over-saturated", usually people use it to mock samsung's camera, but now iPhone's camera is even more "over-saturated" :v

44. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple has finally realized that one size does not fit all. Android has been doing this for years. They have 7", 6.5", 6.4", 6.3, 6.2, 6.1, 6.0", all the way down to 2.5" smartphones. It's no wonder why Apple has shrunk down to 12% of the global market share.

61. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Why so much apple?

2. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

iPhone X is beautiful.

8. Peacetoall unregistered

beautiful is subjective. Iphone x is the most ugliest design phone out there in the market. steave job must be rolling in his grave

18. kiko007

Posts: 7521; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"beautiful is subjective. Iphone x is the most ugliest design phone out there in the market" You do realize you contradicted your first statement with your second, right? Also lol at "most ugliest".

23. Peacetoall unregistered

only ugliest part is true

25. g2a5b0e unregistered

I disagree with you on that one, Kiko. He was clearly stating his own opinion in the second statement (I'm not saying he's right). I don't see how that is contradictory.

28. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If you look at any post from him, he trolls more than giving an actual opinion

34. g2a5b0e unregistered

That's true, but it doesn't mean his statements were contradictory.

19. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

No dude. It's a nice design, minus the notch & it could be a little wider.

32. cmdacos

Posts: 4381; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

And less bezel please

62. tedkord

Posts: 17509; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Its good looking other than the phone bump. The notch isn't ugly, it's just too much compromise.

3. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Bring it on Apple. I dont mind as long as it fit in the pocket, however i do mind the damn over price.


Posts: 951; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

First $2000 phone!

36. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

A real first for apple

4. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

So, finally, we will have all large screen big size smartphones in 2018. Apple found a way to distinct them-self with that notch; they proved they are smart with designing and maintaining a uniqueness in their products. I am not saying it was the best option, but at-least, they will be distinct even with back covers.

9. Peacetoall unregistered

ugliness is always distinctive we all know that

11. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

You’re trying too hard.

17. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Clearly iPhone X is your nightmare....

20. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

"Apple found a way to distinct them-self with that notch; they proved they are smart with designing and maintaining a uniqueness in their products." That's not being distinctive or smart. That was the only design they could come up with. In no way is that notch unique in a good way.

5. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

In what world is up to $900 considered a mid-range price-point?

14. fyah_king unregistered

Piyath's world!

22. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Even the 650$ isn't a midrange price

6. DRS1977

Posts: 680; Member since: May 27, 2015

I guess they have to do whatever they can to keep copying Samsung. I thought no one wanted a "big" phone.

29. BuffaloSouce unregistered

So I guess any company that make a big phone is copying Samsung...

37. tedkord

Posts: 17509; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just as much as any company using a rectangle with rounded corners, or a grid of icons was copying Apple. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

7. BadAssAbe

Posts: 508; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

Mid-range $650? Okay

12. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

If you’re looking for that, just grab the 6s and it will while the floor with everything still

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