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.
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.
A 6.1-inch iPhone 2018 variant is rendered by a reliable leaker today with 99 percent confidence, sporting a notch, single rear-facing camera and glass back.
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.
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.
Triple-camera smartphones could soon become a thing, as the Huawei Mate 20 is expected to follow the P20 Pro's suit, with Apple likely to join the club in the fall of 2019 as well.
One 2018 iPhone could be simply called the iPhone, with no numbers or additional letters, while the iPhone X's OLED sequels are expected to carry iPhone X and X Plus branding.
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.
We know iPhone X demand has badly declined in recent months, but we never expected production to be halted so fast. For good. That's probably not the case, but what if it is?
Apple will reportedly need to rely exclusively on Samsung for OLED iPhone screen production this year as well, as LG is not yet ready to join the supply fold.
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.
Intel may not be able to supply all required baseband chips for dual SIM-supporting 2018 iPhones, with Qualcomm also in the mix.
It's unclear if we should expect one, two or three iPhone X sequels in 2018, but no matter the number, the rear cameras will likely stay largely the same.
No turning back, no waiting and seeing. Face ID technology should replace Touch ID fingerprint recognition on the entire 2018 iPhone family.
Apple's 2018 iPhone trio looks set to include an eye-catching LCD model with "Full Active" technology from JDI for razor-thin bezels.