In early autumn, Apple will reveal the new iPhone. As usual, the first rumors about him appeared almost immediately after the last announcement, and the closer the date, the more insider information appears in the network. “Ribbon.ru” tells what will be the new iPhone and what will happen to the old one.
Last year Apple showed three phones, two of which were almost an exact copy of an outdated iPhone 6, and one truly new iPhone X. this year is expected a similar situation — the company will release three new iPhone, but without the operation of the design from four years ago.
In November last year, after a couple of months after the presentation of Apple, a well-known analyst Ming-Chi Ko (Ming-Chi Kuo) said that the company is preparing to announce three iPhone models will continue the trend set by the iPhone X. That is all they’ll get edge-to-edge screen with monopoly, similar design and the face scanner Face ID. At the moment they are called conditionally iPhone X (2018), X iPhone Plus and iPhone 9. Ultimately, however, they may be called differently. So, last year many believed that the iPhone X will actually be called iPhone 8.
The key difference between these units is the screen size. iPhone X (2018) will get a 5.8-inch OLED screen, dual camera and will be little different from the current “tens”. It’s size will reach 143,6х70,9х7,7 mm. iPhone X Plus will be equipped with a 6.5-inch OLED display, and the size of it is exactly the same as the current iPhone 8 Plus: 157,53х77,44х7,85 mm.
The most interesting of the entire line will be the iPhone 9, which is positioned as a “budget” smartphone. It will have a 6.1-inch LCD screen with a cutout for the front camera and Face ID. The size of it will be somewhere between X and X iPhone Plus — 150,91х75,72х8,47 mm, and the frame is made of aluminum, while the new “ten” she’s from strong steel.
“Two new smartphones with OLED will focus on the premium segment of the market; a model with LCD display takes the middle and budget segments, we are confident that the main difference in the two models with OLED will be the size that will satisfy the requirements of most buyers. Model with LCD will be significantly different from the old smartphones both hardware and constructively,” — said in the report, an analyst late last year. Later this information was strengthened, and on Apple’s plans began to write almost everything.
There is also rumor that Apple will spice up last year’s design with the release of smartphones in new body colors. About it began to speak after the unified register of notifications of the Eurasian economic Union there is mention of 11 new iPhones that run on iOS (i.e. completely new.). Many of this came to the conclusion that the iPhone 9 will come in five colors (white, black, pink, orange and blue), and iPhone X and iPhone X Plus — two (black and white). But such rumours appear every year, so I believe they should not.
The network is now a huge number of different renders and mockups of the new iPhone with high detail. So it’s no surprise the presentation is not expected.
Almost all insiders claim that the iPhone X (2018) will get a 5.8-inch screen with a resolution of 2436х1125 pixels (458 ppi), while the Plus-version will display on the 6.5 inch with a resolution of 2688х1242 points (about 480 ppi). Both need to support the refresh rate at 120 Hz as the iPad Pro and stylus Apple Pencil. Otherwise nothing special about the screens of the new iPhone X is impossible to say. Some suggest that the matrix for smartphones will be produced by LG, Sharp and Japan Display to reduce its dependence on Samsung.
In relation to cameras not foresee any particular changes. Both smartphones will receive the same module, slightly different from the sensor of the current iPhone X, although the publication of the Korea Herald in early summer, wrote that the iPhone X Plus will receive triple the camera, as Huawei P20 Pro. Despite the fact that it is unclear, why bother to put three modules, analysts believe that in 2019 these devices will be a lot.
“Budget” iPhone 9 receive LCD matrix with a diagonal of 6.1 inches and a pixel density of around 330 ppi production or Japan Display or LG. It is noted that with such a frame screen iPhone 9 can be even less than the iPhone X. in addition, the screens of mlcd+ installed in LG G7, which shows the brightness values higher than the iPhone X (1000 NIT against 625-804 bat). Ming-Chi Kuo believes that due to the high cost of panels this model of iPhone will lose the 3D Touch.
The main camera of the iPhone 9 will be just one, exactly the same as the normal iPhone 8. The front camera on all three new iPhone will support Face ID. However, it is unclear whether this is the same system as in the iPhone X or new. Barclays analysts believe that Apple will release a new TrueDepth camera, which will allow to reduce the cut on the screen and speed up face detection. However, other evidence of this was, therefore, most likely, “the unibrow” and Face ID will remain the same. On the return of Touch ID and the question.
About the hardware also should not expect any revelations. Judging by the performance tests of the new chips, which leaked in June, the increase in speed will not exceed 10 percent. So, current at the moment the processor A11 is gaining in GeekBench 4.2 and 10 thousand points (in single-core and multi-core tests respectively), while A12 — 4.7 and 11 thousand. However, the performance of the graphics core was increased by about 50 percent (15 thousand against 22).
In these drainages indicated that the new iPhone will have four gigabytes of RAM, but this only applies to iPhone X and iPhone X Plus. The iPhone 9 will be only three gigabytes as the current iPhone X. the Amount of drive will increase to 512 gigabytes at the new X when the iPhone 9 it will not exceed 256 GB.
The autonomy of the new iPhone will not be much different. The new iPhone X get the same battery as the old, and the amount of battery X Plus will increase by 25 percent to 3300-3400 milliampere-hours. The iPhone 9 and it will be a simple battery (it triple-X iPhone and around the motherboard). It is noteworthy that the company may release a new power adapter with USB connector-C and fast charging. But will they be sold complete with a smartphone — is unknown.
Not so long ago in the network appeared information about the release of the iPhone with two SIM cards. Confirmation of this was found in a test version of iOS 12, in the code where you found the string “status for the second SIM card, Status of pan the second SIM-card” and other references to the function. But the version of the smartphone with support for two physical SIM cards may be exclusive to China, but for everyone else will see a version with one physical and one virtual eSIM.
It is assumed that the presentation of the new iPhone will take place on 11 or 12 September 2018, while sales will start on September 21-22. Moreover, Russia is still not included in the list of the countries “first wave”, so the new iPhone will officially arrive only by the end of September. After their release of the iPhone line, the iPhone 6s may be lost and X. the First will be removed due to the fact that he has three years and even last year was considered obsolete. And iPhone X will disappear as superfluous: the new “ten” will be cheaper and more powerful than the old one.
According to recent reports, the new iPhone 9 will start at $ 700. Now the iPhone 8 the same price in Russia its official price on the Apple site is 57 thousand rubles. iPhone X (2018) will cost 900 dollars (about 73 thousand rubles at the exchange rate from Apple), but X Plus — 1000 dollars (80 million rubles).