It's probably not happening this year, but in 2019, we could see Apple copy Huawei with at least one triple-camera iPhone variant supporting both 3x optical zoom and advanced AR experiences with 3D sensing functionality.
The 7nm-based Apple A12 processor expected to power those three next-gen iPhones in the fall has reportedly entered mass production at TSMC. Meanwhile, Samsung is getting close to manufacturing its own 7nm chip for 2019 flagship Androids.
That gargantuan 6.5-inch iPhone X (Plus) expected out this fall may not be physically larger than last year's 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, while the next-gen 5.8-incher is expected to "use the same body" as the original X.
Barclays forecasts that there will be no Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box with new iPhones this fall. We may see harder evidence once components supplier Cirrus Logic forecasts business outlooks for the summer.
One 2018 iPhone could be "aggressively" priced in the "$799 range", according to Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang, while the refreshed OLED 5.8-incher is expected to look pretty much the same as the X. That 6.5-incher could bring some "slightly unusual" features to the table.