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Apple's 2018 iPhone leaks in the form of front glass panel, suggests thicker bezels on LCD model

Apple is expected to launch of trio of iPhone this year including iPhone X, iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone.

  • Published: July 18, 2018 4:08 PM IST
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Source: Slashleaks


Apple is expected to launch three new iPhone models at its fall event in September. The Cupertino-based company is expected to launch two models with OLED display and another variant with LCD display as the replacement to iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X available in the market.

While we have seen leaks of the three upcoming iPhone models, a new leak shows what the smartphone will actually look like. Tipster Ben Geskin, who is known for his leaks of iPhone, has posted a new image that he claims to represent the front glass panel of the upcoming trio of iPhone models. The lineup is expected to include the iPhone X and iPhone X Plus with 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch display and a cheaper 6.1-inch model with LCD display.

After tweeting picture of the front panel, Geskin followed up with another tweet that visualizes these three devices when they are powered on. A similar picture was also uploaded by user Dimitri12 on Slashleaks that further indicates what Apple might have in store this year. The most important takeaway from these pictures is the fact that Apple is bringing the notched display design to all three models this year.

For the first time this year, Apple will an iPhone that does not reiterate on the design language first introduced with the launch of iPhone 6 in 2014. These leaked front glass panels also show that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will have slightly thicker bezels compared to that of the iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, which are expected to sport an OLED panel.

Former KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will make Face ID standard for biometric authentication on all three iPhone this year. He notes that the LCD model will have single rear camera setup and might drop the 3D touch support to adjust for the price. The LCD iPhone is tipped to start at $600 and might include support for dual-SIM as well.

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At the September event, Apple is also expected to launch an updated Apple Watch Series 4 with larger display, new AirPods and wireless charging device called AirPower. Apple recently updated the MacBook Pro and there are reports that an updated MacBook Air and iPad Pro with Face ID is in the works. If the leaks are anything to go by then Apple seems to have a hardware fest in the pipeline.

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  • Published Date: July 18, 2018 4:08 PM IST