Apple's 2018 iPhones get price points and 'specs highlights' tipped by respected analysts

Apple's 2018 iPhones get price points and 'specs highlights' tipped by respected analysts
It’s almost time to welcome three new iPhones to an increasingly crowded and competitive high-end mobile device arena, but even though we’ve known their screen technology and sizes for quite some time now, a number of essential details have stayed under wraps.

If we choose to believe the latest speculative report released by market research firm TrendForce, the starting prices of Apple’s next-gen iPhones will range from $699 to $999.
The most affordable model is expected to come with a 6.1-inch LCD screen, Face ID support, dual SIM functionality, and the same 3GB RAM as the iPhone X. This unnamed “entry-level” variant is estimated to cost between $699 and $749 with 64GB storage, offering a maximum of 256 gigs of local digital hoarding room at an unspecified higher price.

Meanwhile, both the 5.8 and 6.5-inch AMOLED 2018 iPhone versions should pack 4 gigs of memory, as well as up to 512GB internal storage space, obviously also supporting 3D facial recognition only.


TrendForce’s analysts can’t decide whether the 5.8-incher will start at $899 or $949, with the jumbo-sized model described as “limited within US$1,000 threshold as to encourage purchasing from consumers.” So, no, the iPhone XS Plus (still an unconfirmed name) is not expected to break the psychological $999 barrier, although that unsurprisingly means the original X will “start its end of life process earlier due to the high similarity in the specs” of its follow-up efforts.

One very interesting nugget of purported inside information is an Apple Pencil “option” that may or may not be in the cards, while the dual SIM support of the 6.5-inch 2018 iPhone could be restricted to “certain regions” only.

Despite LCD assembly reportedly eyeing a mid-September start, “all three models are expected to be shipped in September and October as previously scheduled”, according to TrendForce’s sources. But of course, nothing’s set in stone yet.

source: TrendForce

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19 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Now, tell if any has more than 2900mAh

2. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Battery life will be about the same no matter how big the battery is. Would be what they usually have done

4. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Now, beat that 2900mAh with any 4000mAh on Android.

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Any Samsung or Sony with same Full HD and 2600 is enough

11. NateDiaz

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Lol at you.

3. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I would be both happy and surprised if those are the prices

5. midan

Posts: 3112; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Crazy good lineup Apple have this year

15. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Crazy same old lineup Apple have this year

6. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Looking forward to iphone X plus. No matter how they price it coz i will trade in my old iphone.

7. civicsr2cool

Posts: 277; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

512GB variant? SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

17. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

I gotta ask. What the hell do you want with 512 GB of storage on an iPhone. It's not like it has real phablet support, or split screen multitasking. Plus there has never been mouse or pen support for any iPhone. I know 4k videos and movies can eat storage. But with 256 GB that is still more than enough. Well at least they went to 4 GB of RAM. They should have doubled and went to 6 GB as a minimum.

8. Papa_Ji

Posts: 877; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Next big thing is smartphone industry will be FOLDABLE PHONES and the REAL FLAGSHIP S10. Nothing will come close to them in 2019.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31596; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That 6.5 incher will be more than $1,000.00, you can bet on that. I’m thinking the base will be $1,100.00, and the top around $1,200.00.

12. fyah_king unregistered

They need an iPhone se 2 with slim bezels.

13. Avieshek unregistered

6.9 would be the Gold Standard number :D

14. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Ugly and overpriced!

16. sirohunter

Posts: 214; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

SE2 with slim bezels and no notch would be the best seller! too bad they forgot about the SE :(((

18. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

X Plus with iOS12, 512GB, and possibly supporting Apple Pencil/Pencil-like device.... sales on Note 9 going to slow to a trickle. Sammy definitely should have done everything to make immediate update to Pie happen. Even if it doesn't make a substantial difference, no one likes to spend that type of scratch without getting it all. Apple realizes that 512GB is all they really need to give users the maxed out experience. Can you use it all? Sure, over the life of the phone. At around $1k or more, people are going to hang on to these a bit longer than the 6-8 model run because the upgrades can't be as substantial.

19. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

X Plus with iOS12, 512GB, and possibly supporting Apple Pencil/Pencil-like device.... sales on Note 9 going to slow to a trickle. Sammy definitely should have done everything to make immediate update to Pie happen. Even if it doesn't make a substantial difference, no one likes to spend that type of scratch without getting it all. Apple realizes that 512GB is all they really need to give users the maxed out experience. Can you use it all? Sure, over the life of the phone. At around $1k or more, people are going to hang on to these a bit longer than the 6-8 model run because the upgrades can't be as substantial.

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