Apple iPhone 2018 models will reportedly be revealed on September 12 with pre-orders starting September 14, according to a report from German site Macerkopf.de. Apple is expected to unveil three iPhone variants this year, out of which two are expected to sport OLED displays, and the third will be an affordable version with an LCD screen.
According to the report, the information on pre-orders and launch dates comes from two German carriers. Apple is yet to announce an iPhone event for September 12. The report further adds that the devices will go on sale from September 21.
Apple iPhone LCD model or iPhone 9 is expected to come with a 6.1-inch display. iPhone X 2018 and iPhone X Plus could feature 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays respectively. The 2018 iPhone X and iPhone X Plus will reportedly be premium devices that will come with 4GB RAM and FaceID feature. The LCD model will likely succeed iPhone 8, and it will ship with FaceID, 3GB RAM and dual-SIM functionality. It will also continue with the single rear camera.
According to a report from TrendForce, Apple iPhone X Plus could be the first iPhone model ever to natively support a stylus or the Apple Pencil in this case. Both the iPhone X 2018 and iPhone X Plus are said to launch in three storage variants – 64GB, 256GB and 512GB. As for pricing, iPhone X 2018 could start at $899 (or approx Rs 62,943), while the high-end iPhone X Plus is expected to have a starting price of $999 (or approx Rs 70,064).
The low-cost 6.1-inch iPhone is expected to be made available in two storage capacities: 64GB and 256GB. TrendForce estimates Apple will price the 6.1-inch iPhone between $699 and $749 (Rs 49,024 – Rs 52,531). The budget iPhone X will continue with a single rear camera, unlike iPhone X 2018 models that will sport dual rear cameras.
The Macerkopf.de report adds that Apple iOS 12 final version could be released on September 18. Apple gave a preview of iOS 12, the next operating system for iPhones and iPads, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose in June. The first public beta of iOS 12 was released shortly. Last year, iOS 11 went live on September 12, as part of the company’s annual iPhone event.