Apple’s New iphones for 2018

We round up all the news and rumours about Apple’s new iPhones for 2018 (aka iPhone 11, iPhone XI or iPhone X Plus): their release date, new features, design, price & tech specs

Apple’s next iPhone update could see three or even four new iPhones launched at the same time. Rumours point to three new iPhone X-Style handsets with full-screen displays (no more Home button), including one Plus-sized model, and one cheaper handset. Read on for all the news.

In this article we look at all the rumours concerning the successor to the iPhone X, the addition of a larger iPhone X Plus, and a cheaper LCD iPhone X-style handset. We’ve rounded up all the news about their release date, prices, design changes, tech specs and new features.

The latest news indicates that the processor in at least one of the new handsets will be particularly impressive, find out about its Geek-bench score below. There are also reports suggesting that Apple will ship a new 18W USB-C charger with its new handsets.

We’ve also got the latest leaked photos,leaked design schematics, and images and video of dummy models.

We hope that Apple will also update the iPhone SE soon – we have a separate article addressing iPhone SE 2 remours- although, to the disappointment of many who would prefer a smaller phone, that model may be phased out in favour of the rumoured LCD model.

For advice related to the current lineup, read our iPhone buying guide and roundup of the best iPhone deals.

What will the 2018 iPhones be called?

Here are some of the possibilities:

  • iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus (for the successors to the iPhone 8 models)
  • iPhone 11 and 11 Plus (aka iPhone XI and XI Plus)
  • iPhone Xs and Xs Plus
  • iPhone X Plus (to join the existing iPhone X)
  • Or just plain iPhone and iPhone Plus

Release date for the new iPhones

We expect the successor(s) to the iPhones 8, 8 Plus and X to be unveiled in September 2018. This would be one year after the iPhone 8 launched, and is in line with Apple’s usual habit (at least since the iPhone 4) of launching a new flagship iPhone every September.

In 2017 the company didn’t launch all of its new iPhones at the same time: the iPhone X arrived one month after the 8 and 8 Plus.

Is it likely that the new iPhones will have different launch dates in 2018? It’s looking like that won’t be the case, despite reports that one of the handsets entered production later than the others.

It was due to this production delay that a Korean Report in June 2018 claimed that the cheaper model won’t arrive until November. However, we don’t expect there will be a staggered launch in autumn 2018.

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple’s focused on ensuring all the new models are ready to meet the same shipping date. “Achieving stable shipments and on-time shipping” will be the company’s aim, he said in a research note back in October 2017.

Then in June 2018 Kuo (now at TF International Securities) reiterated this, claiming that despite entering mass production later than the second-generation iPhone X and so-called iPhone X Plus, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone
will hit stores at the same time as the other new handsets. So we can expect to be able to purchase the three new iPhones in September, via Mac-rumors.

How many new iPhones will Apple launch in 2018?

Reports indicate that three new iPhones will be announced in autumn 2018, although, a report in January 2018 suggested the company could actually launch four new handsets this year.

Back in November 2017 Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that three new models would launch in autumn 2018, and that these would have the same all-screen design with the now-familiar notch. In January 2018 he followed up with more details of each model:

  • 5.8 inches OLED: the successor to the iPhone X, with largely same design.
  • 6.5 inches OLED: a Plus version of the iPhone X, aka iPhone X Plus or XI Plus.
  • 6.1 inches LCD: a cheaper iPhone with the same design as the X but slightly larger bezels ad an LCD display. It will feature Face ID but not 3D Touch and won’t have twin camera lenses on the rear.

We’ve since heard a number of slightly different predictions. Nikkei, citing “a source privy to the company’s product designs”, said we should expect two new OLED models, in 6.3 inches (rather than 6.5 inches) and 5.8 inches sizes, and an LCD phone measuring 6.1 inches.

However, if Apple was considering a 6.3 inches handset, it appears to have reverted to 6.5 inches (if screen protectors from Olixar are designed according to the correct dimensions – and Olixar has a good track record with such things). In June 2018, three screen protectors were ‘leaked’ by the company which suggested dimensions of 5.8 inches, 6.5 inches, and a 6.1 inches screen and a slightly thicker bezel.

But there may even be a fourth new iPhone…  According to DigiTimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin in January 2018, there will be four new iPhones, including an additional smaller handset (perhaps the successor to the iPhone SE).

  • 5.7- to 5.8 inches LCD
  • 6.0- to 6.1 inches LCD
  • 6.0- to 6.1 inches OLED
  • 6.4- to 6.5 inches OLED

Is Apple discontinuing the iPhone X?

A surprising rumour, which started doing the rounds in January 2018, holds that Apple is looking to end production of the iPhone X after only a year on the market. This appears to have been sparked by analyst Jun Zhang of Rosenblatt Securities making the (noticeably less controversial) prediction that the company “may be planning to cut iPhone X production for the June quarter by as much as 10 million units”.

While this sparked predictions that Apple is discontinuing the iPhone X, it seems more likely that Apple will simply be ramping down production of what would by then be less of a hyped product, and focusing instead on making the new phones for autumn 2018 – which as discussed above could encompass the launch of three (or four) separate form factors.

If it’s diversifying its product portfolio that much, Apple may withdraw more current products from sale than usual, which could mean the end of the iPhone X. But for the company to sell a smartphone for only a year (rather than keeping it on sale when the successor arrives, at a reduced price) would be unexpected.

iPhone 2018 prices

The iPhone X was positioned by Apple as a premium iPhone with a premium price – starting at £999/$999, while the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were priced at £699/$699 and £799/$799 accordingly. We would expect the new models for late 2018 to be priced at a similar level.

However, respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo’s first research note since departing KGI Securities in April suggested that Apple will be offering a “more aggressive” pricing strategy for its three new iPhones in 2018.

He believes that Apple is concerned about “the negative impact of a higher price,” but also that it has an improved cost structure thanks to assembly yield improvements. He suggests the following prices:

  • 5.8 inches “iPhone X” will be $800-$900 (down from $999).
  • 6.5 inches “iPhone X Plus” will cost $900-$1,000.
  • 6.1 inches LCD model will be $600-$700.

In terms of UK pricing, rather than doing a straight currency conversion, which wouldn’t include VAT, it is generally more accurate (at least with iPhones) to switch the dollar sign to pounds – so that’s £900-£1000 for the new ‘Plus’ handset, £800-£900 for the X-successor handset, and £600-£700 for the LCD model.

Via Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty expects that the 5.8 inch successor to the iPhone X will start at $899. The 6.5 inches iPhone Plus will cost $100 more. And the 6.1 inches LCD iPhone will cost $699 and $769 (up to $69 more than Kuo predicted), via Market-watch.

Cheaper iPhone X

As discussed above, there are many reports and rumours indicating that in 2018 we won’t have to pay as much to get an iPhone X-style handset.

An Economic Daily article from October 2017 maintained that more than one successor to the iPhone X is in the works: along with the top-tier iPhone X successor (codenamed Lisboa), that report described a budget-friendly model (codenamed Hangzhou).

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also believes Apple will introduce an iPhone with many of the X’s features but a cheaper LCD-TFT screen. Initially Kuo suggested this cheaper handset would cost between $649 and $749, but more recently he suggested that the LCD handset could cost $600-$700 (or £600-£700).

The introduction of a cheaper handset is thought to be in reaction to people baulking at the price of the current iPhone X. In March 2018, Piper Jaffray analyst Michael Olson publicized a survey which suggested that a significant number of potential upgraders were put off by the iPhone X’s price, and predicted that an iPhone X ‘Lite’ would be released to cater for these people.

If the iPhone X Lite replaces the iPhone SE as Apple’s entry-level handset it will still be a higher price of entry than currently – the iPhone SE prices start at $349/£349, while the iPhone 6s, which is also still available costs from $449/£449.

It is possible that Apple will keep on the iPhone 8 with a price around the $549/£549 mark that the iPhone 7 is currently, while the iPhone 7 may remain on sale at $449/£449 – Apple’s new entry-level price.

New iPhone design changes

With the three rumoured new iPhones said to sport the notch rather than a home button we can expect 2018 to mark the move away from the familiar iPhone design as everything takes on the X-style introduced in 2017. Here’s everything we’ve heard about the 2018 iPhone’s design so far:

All-screen design

We expect all of Apple’s late-2018 iPhones to adopt the all-screen iPhone X design. This would mean the successors to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the successor to the iPhone X, will have a bezel-free design, Face ID camera, and no Home button.

The bezel-less design allows Apple to fit a larger screen into the same size of body; for this reason a “reliable supplier information source” has told Macotakara that the so-called iPhone X Plus will have a giant 6.5 inches screen but a chassis of the same dimensions as the iPhone 8 Plus (which has a 5.5 inches screen).

We also expect the new models to feature a notch at the top of the display, incorporating the FaceTime camera and facial recognition sensors.

Case maker Olixar has produced three new screen protectors based on the expected screen measurements of the three new iPhones expected to launch later this year. Mobile-fun published details of these screen protectors in June 2018. If the dimensions of these screen protectors are correct – and Olixar has correctly predicted the dimensions of previous iPhones – the 6.1 inches LCD iPhone will have a slightly thicker bezel.

The Home button is nowhere to be seen, so all of these handsets will use Face ID.

Smaller notch

The new notch could be smaller than the notch on the current iPhone X if another ‘leak’ from case maker Olixar is to be believed.

In May 2018, Olixar showed off plans for its own case and cover for a successor to the iPhone SE, and those designs suggest that the new iPhone SE will have a smaller notch (via 9to5Mac). That may not be surprising given that the phone is smaller – but crucially it indicates that Apple has been able to squeeze in the components underneath the notch into a smaller space, and that could translate to a smaller notch on the 2018 iPhone X successor.
















Barclays analysts Andrew Gardiner, Hiral Patel, Joseph Wolf and Blayne Curtis also think that the notch is likely to get smaller: in a research note released on Valentine’s Day 2018 they predicted this would affect the 2018 launch.

Another indication that the notch could get smaller comes via a patent application that suggests that Apple could be looking at a screen technology that allows sensors to be placed in microscopic spaces between pixels. These gaps would be so small you wouldn’t be able to see them and it would mean that the sensors could be embedded in the display itself, rather than behind the notch, according to Digital Trends. However, this looks like it won’t happen in time for the 2018 release.

The notch may not be shrunk until 2019 though. Analysts have predicted that Apple is looking into a combined face recognition module and camera, which could result in the notch being shrunk down when the 2019 updates are announced – read about the 2019 iPhones here.

But the notch disappearing entirely? Not likely. In February 2018, Apple doubled down on the concept, updating its App Store submission guidlines to insist that from April 2018, all apps must support the iPhone X’s Super Retina display. That means “respecting safe areas, supporting adaptive layouts”, and absolutely accommodating the notch.

Metal or glass back

According to Nikkei, Apple is going to continue hedging its bets when it comes to materials. The site claims that while the OLED models will maintain the glass back of the iPhone X, the LCD iPhone will have a metal back. It follows that this device probably won’t be able to offer wireless charging.

Colour options

What the metal-backed LCD-option could offer is a splash of colour: Nikkei adds that the handset “will be available in several colours”. Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang, meanwhile, predicted in May 2018 that the cheaper LCD iPhone model released in late 2018 would launch in multiple colours, including blue, yellow and pink.

Jun Zhang argues that this step will be taken in order to appeal to younger users (which we would note was largely the justification used for the iPhone 5C in 2013, and that didn’t go particularly well) and to differentiate between the LCD iPhone and the more expensive OLED models that will launch alongside it.

“Since Apple start to launch three new models every year, we believe the company needs to differentiate the designs of the LCD model from the two high-end OLED models,” writes Zhang. “One reasonable choice would be to add different colours

As for the rest of the range, Bloomberg believes the giant iPhone X Plus could see the return of the gold colour option, which was withdrawn for the iPhone X launch.

“Apple is considering a gold [colour] option for the update to the iPhone X and the larger model,” the site writes. “The company tried to develop gold for the current X handset, but abandoned it because of production problems… The gold option is especially appealing to consumers in Asia and may help boost sales in the region.”

A gold iPhone X did once exist it seems, Apple just happens to have sent an image of a gold iPhone X to the FCC when it was seeking approval for the new handset, and those images are now public, via Mac-Rumours.

In March 2018, gold iPhone images were posted by Ben Geskin, a prolific if somewhat indiscriminate leaker: he tends to be the first to post genuine shots of new products, but more cautious rivals are less likely to be taken in by fakes. So we cannot depend on this being reliable.

It’s possible that this is one of the colour options being prepared for the autumn 2018 update, but it seems more likely that this is  the iPhone X in the un-released gold finish.

And at the end of May 2018 9to5Mac posted what it described as “sketchy” photos of an iPhone prototype in purple and green:

However, the respected leaker OnLeaks replied at once to claim that the images were taken from an old and since-removed Mac-Rumors forum thread and to call the source “very unreliable and unrespectful”, so these (reasonably nice-looking) photos are probably not to be believed.

New iPhone screen sizes

There could be three or four new screen sizes – including the biggest screen on an iPhone yet.

Most reports point to the following dimensions (those predicted by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in November 2017):

  • 6.5 inches
  • 6.1 inches
  • 5.8 inches

However, there are a few conflicting reports. The Bell (via The Investor), quoting anonymous industry sources, claimed in May 2017 that Apple and Samsung had signed a deal for the supply of 5.28 inches and 6.46 inches sized OLED panels for the 2018 iPhones. Then another Investor report in August 2017 claimed the 5.28 inches model had been canned in favour of a 5.85 inches screen.

A January 2018 report from DigiTimes suggested that four new iPhones could arrive with screens in the following sizes: 5.7 to 5.8 inches (LCD model), two phones measuring 6.0 to 6.1 inches (one an LCD, the other an OLED) and an OLED model measuring 6.4 to 6.5 inches.

Finally, in May 2018, ET News suggested that there would be a 6.04 inches screen.

Screen resolution/pixel density

Earning the new branding Super Retina HD, the iPhone X had the highest resolution (2,436 x 1125) and pixel density (459 pixels per inch, or ppi) of any iPhone so far, and after that major upgrade we don’t expect Apple to go any higher than 458ppi in 2018. But there have been some rumours.

It has been noticed on twitter that eMagin, an OLED microdisplay maker that Apple (along with LG and Valve) invested in early in 2018, has the capability to make displays with a pixel density greater than 2,500ppi. Displays even close to that capability would be an extraordinary step forward for the iPhone range.

The reason we don’t expect such a step is that eMagin makes microdisplays, and it’s very difficult to recreate their capabilities on larger screens. eMagin’s displays are designed for extremely close-up use – most obviously VR headsets – and it’s therefore far more likely that this investment is significant in terms of Apple’s VR ambitions.

OLED, LCD-TFT or Micro LED screens

There is some debate over how many new iPhones will feature OLED screens and which will get LCD instead.

It is generally thought that two new iPhones will offer OLED screens, and a third will have a cheaper LCD display.

That is the opinion of Apple analyst Kuo. In November 2017 he wrote that two of the new 2018 iPhones will feature an OLED screen, like the iPhone X, but one will have an LCD-TFT display, and therefore a lower price. The resolution of that model will be lower, too. The model to get the ‘budget’ features will have a 6.1 inches screen.

Kuo said: “Two new OLED models target high-end market; new TFT-LCD model aims at low-end & midrange markets: We believe the major hardware difference in the two new OLED models is size, in a bid to satisfy various needs of the high-end market. The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specs (for instance, the PPI will be lower). The primary selling points of the TFT-LCD model may be the innovative user experience of an integrated full-screen design and 3D sensing with a lower price tag (we expect it will likely be $649-749).”

However, on 26 January 2018 Digitimes Research senior analyst Luke Lin said that Apple is leaning towards releasing two LCD-based iPhones in 2018. One of these LCD models will be 5.7 inches to 5.8 inches, and the other from 6.0 inches to 6.1 inches, reports MacRumors.

There are also reports appearing that suggest Apple is looking into using Micro LED screens. These could initially appear on the Apple Watch, as was the case with OLED, but eventually be used for the iPhone.

Apple’s interest in the technology is clear from its acquisition of LuxVue (a company specialising in the field) back in 2014.

Micro-LEDs offer low power consumption, high brightness, ultra-high definition, high colour saturation, faster response rate, longer lifetimes and higher efficiency. While OLEDs offer many of these features, micro-LEDs offer higher brightness and colour saturation.

One last screen thoery: for its LCD model, Apple could use the Super Bright Display featured in the LG G7 ThinQ. This would enable it to offer 1,000 nits brightness. We see how that device shapes up in our iPhone X v/s LG G7 comparison.

Curved screen

This is a recurrent rumour, but sources suggest that it may finally come true within the next couple of generations.

In April 2018, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman cites a person “familiar with the situation” for his claim that Apple is working on phone screens “that curve inward gradually from top to bottom”, although he acknowledges that this is highly unlikely to be ready for the 2018 update. Instead, Gurman expects curved iPhones to take two to three years to appear.

Part of the reason that curved screens are at last a realistic option for Apple comes down to OLED, the screen tech used in the iPhone X: OLED is far easier to produce in bent, folded or curved forms than the LCD tech that the company used in all previous iPhone models.

New features & tech specs

The late-2017 iPhones added Face ID and wireless charging features. Here’s what we’re expecting in 2018.

Face ID/Touch ID

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Apple will expand its new Face ID facial recognition tech to all new iPhones released in autumn 2018 because in-screen touch ID fingerprint scanning remains a technological challenge – but adds that the latter is still a possibility.

Kuo warns that Apple’s plans are likely to depend on how favourably Face ID is received. If users find it difficult, annoying or unreliable in use, the company will plough more resources into solving the under-screen fingerprint scanner problem.

On 8 February 2018 Kuo’s prediction was backed up by two reports from Apple’s Asian supply chain, which each agree that Face ID is coming to all three new iPhones in 2018. The Korean-language site ETNews and the Investor each quote industry sources to support their assertions.

Apple might have settled on Face ID with the iPhone X, but the company has explored the possibility of integrating the Touch ID fingerprint scanner into the display of a smartphone or tablet. In fact, Apple filed a patent describing a Touch ID display back in January 2013.


The patent describes how you could place your finger on the display to scan it, instead of the Home Button. It describes a touchscreen display with a fingerprint-sensing layer that could be used to introduce advanced multi-user support.

For example, Apple could use the fingerprint sensing display to only allow particular users to open certain apps. This could be useful for those with children who like to explore the iPad, for example.

Additionally, Apple could take the display even further. It could be used in conjunction with a piano app, for example, to teach users the correct finger placement for the instrument.

A12 processor

It’s easy to say what processor we’ll get in the iPhone 2018: a proprietary Apple chip named “A12 [codename]”, following the A10 Fusion in the iPhone 7 and the A11 Bionic in the iPhone 8 and X.

In May 2018 a Bloomberg report claimed that A12 chips for the next iPhone are already under production, according to Bloomberg sources. The report claims that “people familiar with the matter” have revealed that TSMC has begun mass production of the new chips using a 7-nanometer design that “can be smaller, faster and more efficient than the 10-nanometer chips”.

We already knew that TSMC had developed a 7nm FinFET production process (which they detail here), which could result in a 20 percent speed bump and a 40 percent reduction in power consumption over the 10nm chips.

The iPhone X and iPhone 8 (and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, used in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ2, LG G7 ThinQ, OnePlus 6, and others) all use 10 nanometer chips, so you can expect the next iPhone to be faster and more efficient than those handsets. Which could mean that the new phone (or phones) will offer improved battery life. (Samsung won’t start producing 7nm chips at scale until 2019, so Apple has a headstart here.)

As of July 2018 we have evidence that this new processor will be exceptionally speedy.

New iPhone Cameras

Here’s where we see the iPhone cameras heading in the 2018 update.

Triple camera lenses

We still think this is more likely to appear in the 2019 update, as was suggested by the original rumour, but a report in June 2018 is now arguing that the late-2018 iPhone X Plus will have triple camera lenses on its rear.

Korea Herald’s report mainly focuses on Samsung developments, but briefly adds that “one of Apple’s next premium smartphones, reportedly named as the iPhone X Plus, is also anticipated to come fitted with three camera lenses on the rear.”

Front-facing ‘TrueDepth’ 3D camera

According to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (in October 2017) the iPhone X’s 3D sensing capabilities are already at least one year ahead of Android smartphones so it’s unlikely we will see an update to that technology in 2018.

However, in 2019 we may see improvements to the TrueDepth Camera on the front of the iPhone (as well as a TrueDepth camera on the back of the device, which we will discuss next).

Rear-facing 3D scanner (for AR)

As mentioned above, it seems unlikely that Face ID, or any of the TrueDepth technology, will make it to the iPhone’s rear-facing camera in 2018. However, that doesn’t mean that the camera on the rear of the iPhone won’t get clever new features.

In November 2017, Bloomberg reported that 2018’s iPhone 11/Xs/Xi will have a 3D scanner on its rear sensor array, citing “people familiar with the plan”. This is in addition to – and distinct from – the existing TrueDepth scanner on the front, which is used for Face ID, Animoii and similar features, and which “relies on a structured-light technique that projects a pattern of 30,000 laser dots onto a user’s face and measures the distortion”.

Instead, the new system would use “a time-of-flight approach that calculates the time it takes for a laser to bounce off surrounding objects”, the site claims.

It’s believed that this new scanner will be used primarily for augmented reality (AR) applications: building a 3D model of the surrounding environment, and then delivering information and functionality related to this model. Apple has already gone big on AR, with the launch of ARkit at WWDC 2017.

Anti-recording patent

In June 2016, Apple filed a patent to prevent people from recording at concerts through an infrared signal. This is to address the complaints made by artists that fans are uploading bad quality videos of their performances, quality control being the issue here.

The patent has been met with some critics; with some saying it invades their privacy. Others have seen it as a good move for artists and those who want a non-smartphone environment. This can also be used in an educational way, with an infrared signal used to give more details about a certain object, such as a plant.

It’s still not clear how the technology will really be used, but it’s clear Apple is thinking about it.

‘Super-resolution’ photos

Apple seems keen to improve the camera capabilities of its iOS devices, and one petent published by USPTO in May 2014 suggests we could soon see iPhones that are able to capture “Super-resolution” photos thanks to optical image stabilisation, which is already a feature of the iPhone 6 Plus.

The patent describes a system that takes a series of photographs at slightly different angles and stitches them together to create a ‘super resolution’ image.






















Apple doesn’t suggest a device would capture every photo this way. Instead, the user would have the option to turn super-resolution mode on, much like HDR and Panorama modes.

Several rumours suggest Apple plans to introduce a feature like this with an iPhone in the near future, with reports pointing to a ‘DSLR-quality’ capability that would represent the biggest camera jump in iPhone upgrade history.

DigiTimes has reported that Apple is already booking in production for iPhone cameras above 12Mp in resolution. This is at a new factory built by lens maker Largan Precision in Taiwan.

Interchangeable camera lenses

Apple is also investigating the possibility of making interchangeable iPhone camera lenses.

In January 2014, the company was issued two patents that describe methods of attaching camera modules to devices such as the iPhone and iPad.

The first patent, titled “Black Panel for a portable electronic device with different camera lens options”, describes a portable electronic device that has a removable case that would allow camera attachments such as wide-angle or fish eye lenses.

The second patent, titled “Magnetic add-on lenses with alignment ridge”, offers an alternative method of attaching new camera lenses to the iPhone using magnets.

It’s already possible to use detachable iPhone camera lenses, of course, but at present those are exterior accessories made by third parties. You can also read about our pick of the Best iPhone camera lenses.

Apple Pencil compatibility

iPhone fans have been requesting this for a while, and although the case for stylus input on iPhone is less clear-cut than on iPad, there are definitely situations where it would be helpful. And the bigger the screens get, the more useful a stylus would be – which makes the iPhone X, and even more so the rumoured iPhone X Plus, strong candidates for Apple Pencil compatibility.

One source, sadly, predicts that we’re a little further away than that. Speaking to the Korea Herald in November 2017, anonymous industry sources claimed Apple is working on a smartphone that comes with a “digital pen” – not necessarily the Apple Pencil – and this will be launched in 2019. This idea does seem to be at odds with Steve Jobs claims that the best stylus is the finger.

New 2018 iPhone photos & illustrations

In this section we’ll post the most interesting leaked photos of the late-2018 iPhone posted online. This far ahead of the launch we’re more likely to see snatched images of components or prototypes than the actual device itself.

A video that apparently shows dummy models of the iPhone 9 and iPhone X Plus was sent to 9to5Mac in June 2018.

These dummy models are based on reports and rumours about the new iPhones, so while they aren’t legitimate leaked prototypes, they do at least represent what’s expected from the new line up and could give you a preview of what to expect.

iPhone case-maker Ghostek has created images of the case it plans to sell for the 6.1 inches LCD iPhone. It shows the bezels to be larger than in the iPhone X. On the back there is no dual-lens camera – just a single lens, another difference to the iPhone X, via BGR.

MobileFun published these images of Olixar’s screen protectors designed for the three new iPhones in June 2018:

Concept illustrations

We will also post the best artists’ renders as they appear. Ahead of an iPhone launch designers and illustrators around the world put their brains to the task of imagining radical new designs.

We mentioned a gold colour finish earlier; this black-and-gold concept is our favourite from a set of concept illustrations that the designer Martin Hajek has come up with:



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