This is what the iPhone 9 could look like

This is what the iPhone 9 could look like
Apple is rumored to launch three new iPhones this fall and the one that we are most excited about this year is actually not the most expensive one, but the most affordable of the three: this rumored 6.1-inch iPhone 9 is said to have an edge-to-edge screen with a notch like the X and an image showing it from all sides has just gone live. The image comes courtesy of the prolific leaker @OnLeaks, who has an excellent track record with giving us an early peek at phones that are not officially available.

And if what this early picture shows is indeed true and this phone keeps the price of its predecessor, the iPhone 8, it could be one hell of a popular device.

So what does this picture tell us about the alleged 2018 iPhone?

First, you can see that it has the same, big notch at the front and that it does away with the physical button, replacing it with an edge-to-edge screen. The notch is likely to suggest that Face ID is coming to this iPhone in 2018 and fingerprint recognition with Touch ID officially becomes a thing of the past. This is a huge move for Apple, but we have seen that the iPhone X is able to recognize faces accurately, and while it is a bit slower than Touch ID, it works surprisingly great. The second thing is the sexy edge-to-edge screen, a hallmark feature of the $1,000 iPhone now coming to this more affordable iPhone. Thirdly, you have the new gesture-based interface that overtakes the physical button for interactions with your device. Gestures on the iPhone X make navigating iOS a much more fluid, smoother experience and they are definitely a welcome addition on this iPhone.


The one (expected) let-down is the single camera on the back of this iPhone 9 2018 edition. With no dual camera setup, the iPhone 9 will not be able to perform many of the tricks of more expensive iPhones, things like Portrait Mode and the ability to zoom without losing detail.

The dimensions of this new 6.1-inch iPhone 9 have also leaked out and it is expectedly bigger than the 5.8-inch iPhone X. Take a look at the leaked sizes below:

  • iPhone 9 (2018, 6.1-inch): 150.9mm x 76.5mm x 8.3mm
  • iPhone X: 143.6mm x 70.9mm x 7.7mm

The rest about this phone remains a bit of a mystery: we certainly expect it to be unveiled at Apple's early September event alongside a new iPhone X and an ultra-premium iPhone X Plus model with an even larger, 6.5-inch display. All three phones should be powered by Apple's new A12 system chip that will bring a further improvement in performance. Rumors also point to a new, triple-camera setup on at least one of the two premium iPhone models that are coming.

All of this really sounds and looks exciting. Bezel-less, edge-to-edge devices seem to really take over this year and these iPhones might be at the heart of this revolution.


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  • Display 6.1" 828 x 1792 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh(25h talk time)

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29 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Same iPhone 6 design for 5 years , why nobody dares talking about it lol ?????

2. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Why change what works? It still looks classier than any gaudy phone made by Samsung.

5. un-biased

Posts: 23; Member since: May 22, 2018

really??

10. sissy246

Posts: 7106; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO, you wish

23. drunkenjay

Posts: 1664; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

you should get your eyes checked. i only see apples in your eyes.

13. NateDiaz

Posts: 1087; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Why don't you ask not-so-popular troll TechSceptic? He finds same design "absolutely beautiful"

24. mootu

Posts: 1514; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Well you must like something about it seeing as you claimed that you bought your mother an S8 a couple of weeks ago.

25. mootu

Posts: 1514; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Well you must like something about it seeing as you claimed that you bought your mother an S8 a couple of weeks ago.

17. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Exactly! I want a circular phone for a change!

19. Cat97

Posts: 1882; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

What do you mean by "same design" ? Do you suggest that Apple should switch from a rectangular design to something different ? Like a triangle maybe ? :) You could talk about "same design" until the iPhone 8, but this new iPhone looks really different and it will be a huge seller is priced right.

20. gamehead unregistered

LOL same profile pic

21. CandyBar

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 08, 2017

A phone is a rectangle - there's not a lot you can do after that.

3. EC112987

Posts: 1215; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The design is old but it’s been working. I won’t buy it but I don’t see a problem with it

4. cocoy

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

When sony use the design for many years almost every site is talking about it but when Apple use its design for several years almost all review site is not talking about it.

9. sissy246

Posts: 7106; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It's wrong for everyone to use same design but apple.

15. NateDiaz

Posts: 1087; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Sony ain't Apple you dumbass. Apple can buy every division of Sony with profits only.

22. ssallen

Posts: 190; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

What does that have to do with anything? Apple's stuff looks more and more like s**t. They look like accessories for 13 year old girls.

7. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

6.1" and battery below 2850mAh.. Any doubt?

11. DolmioMan

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Probably around 2000. But hey, most people get their 4.7 inch iPhone to last a day and this is a budget model anyway.

16. NateDiaz

Posts: 1087; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Here 5.8 inches 3000 mAh S8 lasts only 5 hours lmao

26. mootu

Posts: 1514; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Then why did you claim you had just bought one for your mother a few weeks ago?

28. NateDiaz

Posts: 1087; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

You low IQ dumbass, I made that comment after using it. Takes 3 hours 10 minutes to charge with screen on, 2 hours 25 minutes with phone turned off. Battery lasts around 4-6 hours, 3 hours SOT, No location, only 4G.

8. Jrod99

Posts: 720; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Nice but I’ll take the 6.4 version.

12. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

What a disppointment for this year 2018 iphone models,that why i'm going to wait for 2019,2020 iphones models by that time notch will get remove and fresh new design material and language.Yea i have to agree to that con it's the same design for 5 years but with a notch increase in screen size to 6.1 with a 18:9 ratio over 16:9 ratio on iphone6,6+,6s,6s+,7,7+,8,8+ models.Geez i hope notch get remove and new design language and material get used over these 5 year redunant old design.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31007; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

6.5 inch, with a notch for me.

18. redmd

Posts: 1935; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's the only phone that I'll buy that has a notch.

27. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

They should just put the fingerprint scanner under the Apple logo. This way you can have both facial recognition and fingerprint scanning for more security and ease of unlocking.

29. slashas

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

Bring back iPhone 4 design instead of this soap :D

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