Apple is hosting its annual iPhone event in September,set to be held at the Steve Jobs Theater. Apple is expected to launch three iPhones this year. 2018 may also be the year Apple finally launches a dual-SIM iPhone model, though that may be limited to just the Chinese market. While nothing is official yet, leaks have been flowing throughout the latter part of the year, revealing many details about the upcoming Apple New iPhones.
Things that have leaked so far is that this year, Apple is looking to launch three new iPhones, with one being a 6.1-inch LCD variant, while the other two premium models will sport OLED display panels. The LCD model, as per the most recent report, has reportedly been delayed, and may not launch on event toay. All have to wait and see.
Out of the two OLED models, one will be the 5.8-inch display iPhone X successor, while the other will be the most premium variant with a 6.5-inch display. Recent reports suggest that the OLED models will be called the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max respectively, while the LCD variant will most likely be called the iPhone 9, or iPhone Xr.
The OLED models are expected to sport dual cameras, Face ID, and 3D Touch, while the LCD variant is tipped to sport a single camera, and no 3D Touch. The LCD variant is also expected to sport dual-SIM slots, but that will be exclusive to China only, as per reports. Both the OLED models are supposed to sport similar specifications – the latest Apple A12 SoC, 4GB of RAM, 64GB/ 256GB/ 512GB of inbuilt storage, dual 12-megapixel rear camera sensors, and a stainless steel casing.
Most of the previous reports suggested that the three iPhones will be priced rather aggressively, and even noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested a pricing structure that starts with as low as $600 (roughly Rs. 43,600). However, recent reports refute these claims with the cheapest iPhones’ starting price pegged at CNY 5,888 (roughly Rs. 62,100), the iPhone Xs will be priced starting at CNY 7,388 (approximately Rs. 77,900), and the iPhone Xs Max might start at CNY 8,388 (about Rs. 88,400). An analyst from Goldman Sachs also said that the cheapest iPhone, will actually come at a base price of $849 (roughly Rs. 61,500) instead of what was the previously predicted $699 (around Rs. 50,600).