A mysterious 2018 iPhone X sequel has been benchmarked under the "iPhone11,2" codename, packing a new ARM-based hexa-core processor and 4GB RAM.
Apple is expected to split display production between Samsung and LG for one of this year's two OLED iPhone models.
Apple may want to manufacture around 80 million of those three 2018 iPhones, down 20 percent from the initial production target of the 2017 generation.
Following the "so-called budget 6.1-inch iPhone 2018", the top-of-the-line 6.5-inch 2018 iPhone variant has also received a batch of high-quality, high-confidence 3D renders.
Will the iPhone SE 2 sport an iPhone X-style notch? No one can say for sure, but Chinese screen protector manufacturers seem to think so, while "supply chain sources" tell Forbes contributor Gordon Kelly a different story.
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.
They say there are two 2018 iPhone X sequels with OLED panels in the pipeline, and Samsung may want to get an early start on their production.
Apple may have settled on a three-iPhone 2018 release strategy with a $700+ LCD model, a 5.8-inch iPhone X follow-up priced at $899, and an OLED 6.5-incher fetching $999.
Forget everything you thought you knew about Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup, and start reconsidering the possibility of only one next-gen OLED model.
KGI Securities speculates that Apple will maintain $999 as the "value price" for a brand as prestigious as the iPhone X. This year's model will not get a discount and will disappear from view.
It's not looking good for Apple's iPhone X, which may end up selling just 18 million units in Q1 2018, and 12 mil in Q2. But its three sequels should do great business.
The OLED iPhone display supply chain is about to get really crowded and competitive, with Sharp and JDI likely to throw their hats in the Samsung-dominated ring soon enough.
The entire next generation of iPhones is widely expected to support Face ID recognition, and Apple has no problem spending large sums of money to help out key supply partners.
The Apple A12 processor expected to power all three 2018 iPhone X sequels might be built entirely by TSMC after all, with Samsung reportedly out of contention.
If "industry sources" are to be trusted, LG is probably going to help Samsung produce 6.5-inch OLED panels for a next-gen iPhone X Plus.
Apple might be more focused than ever on enhancing battery capacity for 2018, then 2019 iPhones in order to improve endurance and keep up with TrueDepth consumption.
Samsung may not mind the current and future popularity of 2017 and 2018 iPhone X versions, raking in the OLED screen production cash.
In addition to extra-large screens, next year's 5.8, 6.1 and 6.5-inch iPhone X sequels are expected to pack significantly bigger batteries.
LG expects to reach some sort of an agreement with Apple in the very near future to produce around 60 million OLED screens for a 2018 iPhone X follow-up.
It simply doesn't make business sense for Apple to prepare a 2018 iPhone lineup comprised of three OLED models, according to more and more reports.