The release of newer models of iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch is around the corner, and there are lots of rumors in the air. People are citing different sources to predict specifications, release date and price of the upcoming hardware.
Here, we are compiling a list of all the latest rumors we find from various sources. Best of all, we update this list regularly so that you are aware of all that is happening in the Apple world. Let’s dive right in —
Latest iPhone 2018 Rumors [Updated August 6]
Three phone lineup
According to Bloomberg, Apple is planning to release three iPhone models this year. An upgraded version of iPhone X with the same size, a less expensive model, and a large-sized iPhone. There are speculations that the Apple will launch an iPhone model with the screen size close to 6.5 inches.
Two models with OLED screen and one with LCD
If rumors from Macrumors are to be believed, the 2018 lineup of iPhone would have two iPhone models with OLED display, and one model (the inexpensive one) would be equipped with an LCD screen. All the models would be bezel-less like iPhone X.
New iPad With thin bezels and rounded corners
It seems like Apple is parting ways with the conventional design of iPads. An article by AppleInsider indicates that the new iPad Pro model would have rounded corners and thin bezels. Hints have also been found in iOS 12 beta which shows an iPad glyph with rounded corners. Moreover, deeper research into the code of iOS 12 beta has shown an asset named “J3xx affordance corners.png” which is used for rounding corners in UI elements. Also, the iPads would have FaceID for unlocking the device and no home button just like iPhone X.
Dual Sim Dual Standby Mode
This is a new discovery by Ming-Chi Kuo who describes himself as “the most accurate Apple analyst in the world.” He says that the new 2018 iPhone would feature a dual sim option. Further, 9to5Mac has also found references from the code of iOS 12 beta 5 which depicts “second SIM status” and a “second SIM tray status.” Now, more recent findings have shown that the iPhone with dual SIM dual standby mode will be exclusive to China which is seemingly disappointing.
Variety of Colors
This is not unheard of; Apple has experimented with colors before as well. Again, this is a rumor from Ming-Chi Kuo that the inexpensive version of 2018 iPhone with 6.1 inch LCD screen would be available in “grey, white, blue, red, and orange” colors.