APPLE GOT fanbois is hot under the collar with the introduction of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
The iDevice trio had few surprises to offer, thanks to the large number of leaks that led to Apple's launch event. The iPhone XS and XS Max each pack 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED screens, while the "low-end" XR features a 6.1-inch "Liquid Retina" LCD screen.
All three models are the first to feature Apple's proprietary A12 Bionic CPU, the first commercially available 7nm processor. All models are equipped with the notched display, which was first introduced on the iPhone X last year.
Below you will find everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR can now be ordered. The latter is sold out in Blighty, with the shipping times beyond Apple's promised date of October 26 to "October 31 to November 7" went out.
Apple is accepting pre-orders for the iPhone XS and XS Max. Here in Blighty, the XS will take off £ 999, £ 1,149 and £ 1,349, while the XS Max will cover £ 1,099, £ 1,249 and £ 1,449, respectively.
The iPhone XR, which comes with 64GB, 128GB or 256GB storage, will cost £ 749, £ 799 and £ 899 respectively if it goes on sale next month.
The handset can also be ordered by all UK operators:
BT: iPhone XS (from £ 70 per month with £ 25 upfront), iPhone XS Max (from £ 75 per month with a one-time fee of £ 35).
EE: iPhone XS (from £ 68 a month plus £ 70 in advance), iPhone XS Max (from £ 78 a month plus £ 70 in advance), iPhone XR (from £ 54 a month to £ 100).
O2: iPhone XS (for £ 29.99 for a rate of £ 63.50 per month), iPhone XS Max (£ 29.99 for a £ 66.50 contract per month), iPhone XR (from £ 46.66 per month).
Sky Mobile: iPhone XS (from 43 € per month), iPhone XS Max (from 47 € per month), iPhone XR (from 34 € per month)
Three: iPhone XS (from £ 51 per month with a lead price of £ 99), iPhone XS Max (from £ 54 per month with £ 99 charge), iPhone XR from £ 42 per month with £ 99 charge).
Vodafone: iPhone XS (from £ 54 per month with upfront costs of £ 199). iPhone XS Max (from £ 58 a month with a one-time fee of £ 269), iPhone XR (from £ 50 a month with £ 29 in advance).
Virgin Mobile: iPhone XS (from £ 41 per month), iPhone XS Max (from £ 46 per month), iPhone XR (from £ 32 per month).
In the US, the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR can be ordered from AT & T, Best Buy, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
05/12/18: Apple reportedly reassigned marketing staff to accelerate sales of the iPhone XS. So it says BloombergThe company reports that company executives have relocated some marketing staff from other projects to increase sales of the latest mobile phones. A person familiar with the Mater described the movement as a "fire exercise" and as a "passable approval" that the equipment was sold below expectations.
30/11/18: Apple has debunked the claim that its iPhone XR is a flop and called the phone a "bestseller". A company boss said that despite the chatter, the company had been forced to cut orders for the iPhone XR CNET The handset has been the best selling model since the mid-October sale, though no exact numbers have been provided.
28/11/18: According to Apple, Apple has reduced orders for the iPhone XS and XR for the second time this month DigitimesAccording to the information, mobile phones are still suffering from the expected sales.
"Apple has reportedly forced a second wave of order reduction following the weaker than expected sales of its new iPhones. Many other suppliers from Taiwan are feeling the pressure in November, "sources said Digitimes.
This has led Apple's suppliers to adjust their monthly revenue estimates. Camera supplier Largan Precision expects revenues to fall in November starting in October, and flexible PBC supplier Career Technology reportedly fired 110 posted workers to handle Apple's backlog.
19/11/18: The Wall Street Journal rIt is reported that Apple has reduced orders for the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR after rumors that Apple's suppliers had reduced forecasts due to weak demand for new equipment. According to the Commission, the change, which should be frustrating for suppliers, is attributed to the general slowdown in the smartphone market and the seemingly weak Chinese demand WSJ, It remains unclear how dramatically orders have been cut, but the report confirms earlier claims that orders for the iPhone XR have been cut by as much as a third.
13/11/18: Apple shares fell sharply following supplier warnings, indicating weak demand for the company's latest iDevices. Lumentum Holdings, Face ID's lead provider for the latest generation of iPhones, has cut its revenue guidance by $ 70 million. While the display manufacturer Japan Display displayed a lower demand for smartphones while lowering its own perspectives.
This suggests that Apple's newest iPhones – the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR – are not selling as well as the company had hoped, as Apple said in previous reports, that Apple is cutting orders for the iPhone XS.
Analysts commenting on the dive that saw Apple's share fall more than four percent claim that consumers, especially in emerging markets, are avoiding iDevices in favor of cheaper devices like Huawei and OnePlus.
08/11/18: Earlier this week, reports reported that Apple had cut orders for the iPhone XR due to slower than expected sales. However, Apple 3.0, quoted Rosenblatt analyst Jun Zhang, said the production cutbacks may be due to quality issues with the PC's XR PCBs.
In the words of Zhang, "We believe HDI board supplier shipments of printed circuit board (PCB) suppliers have declined rapidly this week, which could be due to quality issues with Skyworks PAs, and we believe that Apple has the ability to stop production reducing iPhone XR products may be due to the recently found PA quality issues. "
06/11/18: Apple has canceled a so-called "production boost" for the iPhone XR, suggesting that the smartphone is not selling as well as the company had expected. So says Nikkei Asian Review, which reports that Apple announced Foxconn and Pegatron to discontinue plans for additional production lines.
A source familiar with the matter said, "The Foxconn site initially produced nearly 60 assembly lines for Apple's XR model, but recently only about 45 production lines have been used as the top customer said he did not many have to produce. " ,
Apple ordered instead more iPhone 8 and 8 Plus models from its manufacturing partners. The company expects 25 million units this quarter, compared to 20 million before.
29/10/18: The iPhone XR was released last week, and iFixit bought one of the devices to take it apart, of course. The demolition shows that the "interior parts of the iPhone XR look like a cross between an iPhone 8 and an iPhone X". According to iFixit, the XR's 11.16 Wh battery is larger than the 10.13 Wh battery in the iPhone XS. The LCD screen is bigger, thicker and heavier than the OLED panel of Apple's more expensive flagship.
iFixit gave the iPhone XR a total repairability of six. A faulty display can easily be replaced with minimal hardware removal. However, Pentalobe screws and gaskets make it difficult.
18/10/18: Sky Mobile is the first British operator to announce iPhone XR tariffs before pre-orders begin in Blighty on Friday. It offers the "affordable" iDevice of only £ 34 per month with 1GB of data and unlimited calls and texts. The data can be increased to 4GB, 5GB or 15GB for £ 40, £ 43 and £ 48 a month, respectively.
09/10/18: Apple has pushed out iOS 12.0.1, which fixes a handful of early bugs that plague users of iPhone XS and XS Max users. These include the problems with the WLAN and the LTE. Users complain that connectivity is of minor importance compared to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and a problem affecting the charge of the handsets. According to those who suffer from the disorder, Apple's new iPhones will not be able to detect their lightning cable unless the phone is unlocked when connected.
04/10/18: Apple is reportedly investigating 4G LTE issues affecting owners of the new iPhone XS and XS Max phones. According to previous users of the handsets they record lower Wi-Fi speeds and a worse signal on the XS than the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
A Twitter user claims that Apple asked him for more information and asked him to install a baseband logger so he could monitor his phone's connections to cell towers.
@reneritchie Apple has just contacted me to see if I can answer some questions about my Xs Max reception issues. You contact affected users and ask to install a baseband logger to track my connection to the tower
– Devin Meredith (@ Devmer11) October 3, 2018
Apple still has not publicly talked about the issue, but an update could be released in iOS 11.2 that also resolves a problem with charging the two new iPhones.
03/10/18: The next software update from Apple, iOS 12.1, will fix the loading problem of the iPhone XS and XS Max phones. The update, which also includes 70 new emojis, is currently available in beta and will be released on all iPhones and iPads later this year.
01/10/18: Some iPhone XS and XS Max devices will not charge when the handsets screen is off. According to a series of forum posts and YouTube videos detailing the issue, users complain that their new iPhone does not recognize the lightning cable unless the phone is unlocked when connected.
Of course, Apple has not yet commented on the problem, but some speculate that it has to do with Apple's new law enforcement role that does not support the USB-restricted mode.
09/27/18: The iPhone XS Max is Apple's most expensive smartphone yet, but the company does not cost much.
TechInsights, an Ontario-based company that is pulling apart smartphones and analyzing their content, said Tuesday that Apple's XS Max model with 256GB of storage and a starting price of £ 1,249 will cost Apple $ 443 in parts and assembly costs. In comparison, the 64-GB iPhone X last year (£ 300) cost.
According to TechInsights, the most expensive component of the XS Max is the display, worth $ 80.50, compared to $ 77.27 for last year's iPhone X, which featured a smaller 5.8-inch screen. This small increase, despite the hefty 6.5-inch screen from Max, is due to the fact that Apple has removed its 3D touch system.
09/26/18: The battery performance of the iPhone XS and XS Max can not match that of the previous year of the iPhone X despite the contrary claims of Apple.
While the company says the iPhone XS should last up to 90 minutes longer than last year's flagship and the XS Max, Tom's guideThe battery endurance test seems to expose these claims.
The Web site found that the iPhone XS had managed 9 hours and 41 minutes before shutting down, while the iPhone XS Max lasted 10 hours and 38 minutes, over an industry average of 9 hours and 48 minutes. In comparison, the iPhone X held in an identical test 10 hours and 49 minutes.
The publication noted that "the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max simply do not have the stamina of the best Android phones," indicating Huawei, Google, Samsung, and OnePlus flagships with better battery performance.
09/25/18: Early users of the iPhone XS and XS Max quickly complained about problems with LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity. On Reddit, the owners of the smartphones claim that the WiFi speed is slower and the signal on the XS is worse than compared to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
While some speculate that smooth 4G performance could be due to Qualcomm switching from Apple to Intel modems, WiWavelength & # 39;Tests have shown that the new iPhones have a disappointing radio frequency performance compared to previous iPhone models. The network blog notes that the performance issues that occur with some users are due to an "antenna problem" specifically due to a poor antenna gain.
Apple has not commented yet, and it's still unclear whether a software update could fix the problem.
09/24/18: IFixit's teardown team has torn apart Apple's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus, revealing the unusually shaped batteries and the Intel-supplied modems.
While the engineers had difficulty getting into the equipment because of their proprietary screws, foamed waterproofing, and fragile glass showcases, they found some interesting tidbits once they were inside.
The "Battery Origami" from Apple sees the iPhone XS Max crammed with two batteries, with Apple, for example, equips the cell duo with an um notch to reduce the stress on the corners of the battery. The demolition also shows that the new iPhones are equipped with Intel modems, with Apple abandoning Qualcomm's technology because of the company's ongoing litigation.
Elsewhere, iFixit's iPhone XS Max features a new Apple power management chip, a richer wide-angle camera sensor, and louder speakers.
Overall, iFixit gives the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max a total repair capability of 6/10. This is the same as last year's iPhone X.
09/20/18: A bottling at the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (TENAA) has revealed further details of the internal specifications of the new iPhone. Shared by MyDriversThe log shows that the regular iPhone XS contains a 2,658 mAh battery that is about 2 percent smaller than the iPhone XS's 2,716 mAh battery, while the XS Max offers a heftier supply of 3,174 mAh.
The iPhone XS, Apple's low-spec offering, which will hit the market next month, is about 8 percent larger with a battery capacity of 2,942 mAh than the iPhone X and more than 10 percent larger than the iPhone XS.
Elsewhere, the application confirms that the iPhone XS and XS Max each contain 4GB of RAM while the iPhone XR has 3GB.
09/17/18: The Apple oracle Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the demand for the 5.8-inch iPhone XS is lower than expected. Seen in a research note from Apple InsiderKuo estimates that the 5.8-inch flagship has so far seen a "weak demand" and accounts for only 10 to 15 percent of new iPhone shipments.
However, the iPhone XS Max was sold as expected and accounts for 25 to 30 percent of the new iPhones sold. While shipments for one to two weeks of the phone are shorter than the two to three week shipments seen on last year's iPhone X, this is likely to be due to improvements in the supply chain rather than a relaxed demand, Kuo said ,
09/13/18: Apples that are not old in the day were shown in Geekbench (via LetsGoDigital) and shows the performance you can expect from the company's 7nm A12 Bionic chip.
The lowest-spec iPhone XR, which has 3GB of RAM in its collection, earns a single-core score of 4,754 and a multi-core score of 9,367. While the common iPhone XS is not yet listed on Geekbench, its larger max-branded sibling ranks with 4GB of RAM with a single-core rating of 4,813 and a multi-core rating of 10,266.
In comparison, the now defunct iPhone X last year reached a geekbench value of 4,055 in the single-core and 10,375 in the multi-core.
09/12/18: Apple officially launched the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR at its acclaimed "Gather Round" event.
The 5.8-inch iPhone XS is the direct successor to last year's iPhone X, while the Max model, despite its larger 6.5-inch OLED display, has the same dimensions as the previous 5.5-inch smartphone Apple essentially replaces the Apple models that are no longer functional.
Both the XS and the XS Max feature super-retina resolution screens that feature both HDR and Dolby Vision and have the score that debuted on last year's flagship. This is to support Apple's pimped-up Face-ID technology, which is now the company's "most secure face authentication ever offered in a smartphone".
Both are also made from surgical stainless steel and the "most durable glass ever made in a smartphone". The new iDevices now have IP68 certification.
Under the hood, the new iPhone XS models offer Apple's bionic A12 CPU, the first commercially available 7nm chip. Consisting of a quad-core CPU, a six-core GPU and a next-gen eighth-core engine, the processor promises a 15 percent increase in performance over last year's A11 chip, 40 percent lower power consumption and machine learning support Real time.
On the photography front, the iPhone XS and XS Max offer a dual 12-MP camera setup that features a larger sensor than the iPhone X and enhanced TrueTone flash. There are also a number of new features for the camera software, including a new Smart HDR mode and the ability to adjust the depth of field of a photo after shooting.
On the front, you'll find the same 7 megapixel TrueDepth camera as last year's model, but according to Apple, the sensor is "twice as fast" as before.
The iPhone XS and XS Max are also the first iPhones to support dual SIM, with a physical SIM card and Apple's own eSIM. For China, Apple manufactures a phone with two physical SIM slots.
In terms of battery life, Apple claims that the iPhone XS lasts 30 minutes longer than the iPhone X, while the iPhone XS Max delivers an hour and a half.
The iPhone XS and XS Max will be available in a choice of 64GB, 256GB, 512GB memory, as well as Gold and Silver and Space Gray color options.
Apple also presented the iPhone XR at its launch event on September 12, which appears as the spiritual successor to last year's iPhone 8. However, it has not escaped the Notch treatment, as Apple has equipped the lower smartphone with a display cutout Its current iPhone X-exclusive Face ID technology.
The handset, which recreates the iPhone 5C with its jazzy color options, is made of aluminum and glass and features a 6.1-inch LCD Liquid Retina display and IP57 certificates.
While the iPhone XR has the same A12 Bionic CPU as the XS and XS Max, it lacks the dual-camera setup of its more expensive siblings and instead a single 12-MP wide-angle lens on the back. However, the same 7MP TrueDepth camera is on the front.
The iPhone XR also offers dual SIM support with a physical card slot and a digital eSIM. Apple claims that you get one and a half hours more than the iPhone 8 Plus in terms of battery life.
The iPhone XR will be available in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB configurations as well as white, black, blue, coral, red, and yellow.
09/12/18: Apple's iPhone XS, the direct successor to last year's iPhone X, was exposed with practical images (below) Only a few hours left until the official revelation. A Weibo user has posted pictures of the soon to be unveiled smartphone and confirms that with its notched display and bevelled edges it will look almost identical to its predecessor. The leak does not tell us much about the iPhone XS, but we do not have to wait long for everything to be revealed.
09/11/18: Apple's low-cost iPhone is expected to be scarce due to "quality issues with assembly and display" at launch. This is according to Ming-Chi Kuo (via 9to5Mac), backed by Bloomberg, who claims that the so-called iPhone XR "End of September – Early October" will come on the market because there are problems with the backlight of the LCD screen. According to the two reports, these manufacturing problems will lead to delivery bottlenecks.
09/10/18: The incoming 6.1-inch LCD entry-level iPhone could arrive as an iPhone XC over, according to a presentation by Carrier China Mobile Macotakara, The slide also casts doubt on the name of Apple's incoming 6.5-inch OLED model, suggesting it's called the iPhone XS Plus rather than the XS Max.
The leak also claims that the so-called iPhone XC will bring in around £ 540 at launch, while the iPhone XS and XS Plus will bring in around £ 700 and £ 775, respectively.
09/07/18: The Apple-launched 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, which arrives like the iPhone 9, has entered a series of images that confirm it is available in three color options: white, red and blue. In contrast, it is expected that the iPhone XS and XS Max are available in the variants white, gold and black.
The leaked images that were kindly provided SlashLeaks, also confirm that the iPhone 9 packs a dual SIM tray. This confirms the rumors that the handset is available in a phone. Dual SIM variant.
09/06/18: Apple is expected to launch two new OLED iPhone models next week – an upgraded 5.8-inch model to be launched as the iPhone XS and a more powerful 6.5-inch version , which according to the iPhone XS Max is called the iPhone XS Max 9to5Mac, This confirms an earlier report from BloombergThe company claimed that Apple planned to remove the "plus" label from its 2018 iPhones.
9to5MacHis report, which compiled information from several sources, adds that both the iPhone XS and XS Max are likely to contain 4GB of RAM, down from 3GB in last year's iPhone X, in some countries alongside a new A12 Chip and dual SIM options.
09/03/18: A mega-leak courtesy of 9to5Mac has shown that the new OLED iPhones from Apple will arrive as "iPhone XS" and will be available in versions 5.8 "and 6.5". The incoming iPhones, formerly referred to as the iPhone 11 and 11 Plus, will also be available in a new gold option (over), so the leak, and both will be released before the end of September.
08/30/18: Apple's "affordable" iPhone 9 will delay beyond who – Ming-Chi Kuo – beyond September. Seen in a research note from Apple InsiderKuo claims that although the high-end OLED models will be available for purchase next month, the 6.1-inch LCD model will be available later in the report.
However, there is some good news as Kuo expects the unit to run on the same A12 SoC that is found in the higher-end models. The 7nm chip is expected to offer performance gains of 20 to 30 percent over Apple's A11 chip and improve battery efficiency.
In contrast to earlier reports, Kuo also predicts that the new iPhone models will not support Apple Pencil, as the accessory "does not currently provide a good user experience."
08/29/18: Apple seems to delineate 3D Touch from all 2018 iPhones. This is what Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis says about MacRumours, who claims that It is "well known" that 3D Touch will be removed from iPhones with OLED displays starting in 2019.
This contradicts earlier rumors by Apple Oracle Ming-Chi Kuo, who said that 3D Touch will not function as the alleged iPhone 6.1, and might suggest that all three of the incoming models lack haptic screen technology.
08/28/18: The iPhone 2018 from Apple seems to offer a strong performance increase MacworldLet's take a look at what we can expect from TSMC's 7nm A12 chip.
Based on TSMC's own statements and some well-founded assumptions, Macworld He estimates that the A12 processor will provide 20 to 30 percent growth in performance over the previous year's A11 Bionic CPU, and reduce power consumption by 40 percent.
It is anticipated that the 7nm processor will stick to a six-core design, which in Geekbench 4 will result in a multi-core performance of around 13,000. For single-core performance, the A11 for 4217 should rise to the 5,000 mark.
08/21/18: The Apple iPhone 2018 will be available for preorder on September 14th in less than a month Macerkopf, Citing two unnamed German airlines, the site reports that networks are preparing to make pre-orders on September 14, suggesting Apple plans to announce this week, probably on September 12.
Last year, new iPhones were announced on September 12, pre-orders started on September 14, and an official release on September 22.
08/17/18: Taiwanese publication Daily business news The reports that Apple's OLED iPhones 2018 will be delivered with an Apple Pencil report have been backed up. The site, which has received its information from "industry insiders", claims that the iPhone X's second generation and the iPhone 6.5 "iPhone 6 Plus are both compatible with Apple Pencil." The 6.1-inch LCD However, the model will not be compatible with the pen
08/15/18: The Apple iPhone 2018 offers Apple Pencil support and up to 512GB of integrated storage, according to the TrendForce research firm.
It is unclear whether these features, which are similar to those of the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Note 9, will be available on all three incoming iPhones or reserved for Apple's OLED models.
These OLED models are not surprisingly pricier than the "cheap" 6.1-inch LCD iPhone 9, which Trendforce expects to start at $ 699- $ 749. According to the research company, the so-called iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus will have starting prices of 899 to 949 and 999 dollars, respectively.
The report confirms that the two OLED models are already assembled, while the budget LCD model will begin assembly in mid-September, according to the release dates of the smartphones for September and October.
08/14/18: Another video showing Apple iPhones from 2018 has surfaced on YouTube (below), courtesy of DetroitBORG. The seven-minute video shows new dummy units by Sonny Dickson and refers to the incoming devices as iPhone 9, iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus. The clip does not have many surprises in store, but the "pretty accurate" models show that all three new iPhones have a notched design to support facial recognition. The "cheap" LCD iPhone 9 will be equipped with a one-lens camera on its back, while its probably more expensive siblings will retain the dual camera system of the iPhone X.
09/08/18: The well-known telephone critic Marques Brownlee has given us the best view of Apple's iPhone 2018 so far – although he probably mistook her for 2019.
In a video posted on YouTube (below), Brownlee practically deals with dummies of the so-called iPhone X2, iPhone X Plus and iPhone 9, confirming that the notch will be the same size on all three models and that the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus has a smaller size than the design Apple's latest iPhone 8 Plus.
He also gives us a look at the protruding camera lenses of the three iPhones. The iPhone X2 and X Plus each accommodate two camera setups, while the LCD model is equipped with a rear-facing one-lens camera. According to Browlee, this "cheaper" model will also stay with Apple's first-gen Face ID technology, while upgrading the duo of the iPhone X brand models to the company's second-gen technology.
08/07/18: We've seen many models of Apple's incoming iPhones, but thanks to a new leak thanks Slashleaksmaybe for the first time we've glimpsed a 6.1 in iPhone 9 in the flesh.
The picture (over), which seems to have been made in a factory, gives us a somewhat hazy look on the back of the so-called iPhone 9. If this is really the case, the leak confirms that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone has a larger camera sensor Paired with a Dual LED Flash repositioned.
08/06/18: Laut einem Bericht von Apple soll das iPhone mit zwei SIM-Karten von Apple exklusiv für China sein Tägliche Wirtschaftsnachrichten,
Die chinesische Nachrichtenagentur, die eine Quelle von Foxconn zitiert, berichtet, dass das 6,1-Zoll-LCD-iPhone das einzige Modell sein wird, das die Funktionalität unterstützt. Das Mobilteil soll sowohl in Single- als auch in Dual-SIM-Modellen verfügbar sein. Letzteres soll ausschließlich in China verfügbar sein.
Dem Bericht zufolge hat Apple die Entscheidung getroffen, weil es in China für gewöhnlich üblich ist, mehr als eine Mobiltelefonnummer zu haben. Drei bis vier Milliarden Verbraucher nutzen Dual-SIM-Karten.
08.03.18: Laut dem Cohen-Analyst Matthew D Ramsay wird Apple mit seinen iPhones 2018 keinen Lightning-to-3,5-mm-Adapter bündeln.
Cirrus Logic, ein Hersteller von Audio-Hardware für iDevices, veröffentlichte diese Woche seine Prognose für das Quartal, die von Ramsey behauptet, "dass Apple den DAC-Headset-Konverter" Dongle "nicht in seinen neuen iPhone-Modellen bündeln wird.
Wie pro Apple Insider, Stellt Ramsay fest, dass der Dongle weiterhin mit älteren iPhone-Modellen ausgeliefert wird, nicht jedoch mit Apples neuem iPhone 9, iPhone 11 und iPhone 11 Plus.
1/8/18: Apples neueste iOS 12-Beta hat noch mehr Geheimnisse hervorgebracht, mit Hinweisen auf das 6,5-Zoll-iPhone X Plus.
Brasilianische Apple-News-Site iHelpBR hat in der fünften iOS 12-Beta Hinweise gefunden, die zu bestätigen scheinen, dass das Gerät eine Bildschirmauflösung von 1242×2688 bietet und Unterstützung für iPad-ähnliche Landschafts-App-Designs bietet. Nach den Angaben der Website werden Aktien-Apps wie Kalender, Kontakte und Nachrichten bereits für ein Landschaftslayout optimiert.
"Apple hat gestern die fünfte Testversion von iOS 12 für Entwickler veröffentlicht. Zu unserer Überraschung war es bei der Ausführung des neuen Builds mit der vermeintlichen Auflösung des iPhone XS Plus möglich, die Anwendungen im Querformat zu betrachten, wie sie auf dem größeren angezeigt werden Modelle " iHelpBR hat bemerkt.
31/7/18: Apple hat am Montag die fünfte Entwickler-Beta von iOS 12 veröffentlicht, die bestätigt haben soll, dass das Unternehmen ein iPhone-Modell mit zwei SIM-Karten für dieses Jahr plant.
Entdeckt von 9to5Macenthält eine Komponente des Systems, die für die Erzeugung von Diagnoseberichten verantwortlich ist, neue Verweise auf den "zweiten SIM-Status" und einen "zweiten SIM-Tray-Status", während eine andere Komponente auf ein "Dual-SIM-Gerät" verweist. Das beweist jedoch, dass ein Dual-SIM-Modell in diesem Jahr erstmals auf den Markt kommen wird. Es bleibt abzuwarten, ob es zu Blighty kommt.
30/7/18: Twitter-Tippgeber Benjamin Geskin hat Bilder von dem, was er behauptet, als Dummy-Einheiten des 6,5-Zoll-iPhone 11 Plus und des 6,1-Zoll-LCD-iPhone 9 (below).
2018 iPhone X Plus (6,5 Zoll) und iPhone (6,1 Zoll) Dummy-Modelle. pic.twitter.com/QrgkT6u0vS
– Ben Geskin (@ VenyaGeskin1) July 29, 2018
Wenn es sich um ein echtes Bild handelt, sagen die Bilder nicht viel, was wir nicht wissen, aber "bestätigen", dass das LCD-iPhone eine einzige Rückkamera aufweist, während das iPhone 11 Plus ein Dual-Kamera-Layout verwendet, das dem des iPhone ähnelt X, keine Kamera mit drei Linsen, wie zuvor spekuliert. Wie zu erwarten, zeigen sie auch das sogenannte iPhone 9 mit größeren Blenden als das höherwertige Geschwister.
26.7.18: Qualcomm, kurz nachdem seine NXP-Fusion beendet wurde, hat bestätigt, dass Intel der einzige Anbieter von Modem-Chips für Apples 2018 iPhones sein wird.
Qualcomms CFO George Davis bestätigte einen früheren Bericht von Ming-Chi Kuo am Mittwoch: "Apple beabsichtigt, bei seinem nächsten iPhone-Release ausschließlich die Modems unserer Konkurrenten anstelle unserer Modems zu verwenden. Wir werden weiterhin Modems für Apples Legacy-Geräte bereitstellen. "
Davis hat Intel nicht namentlich erwähnt, aber der Konkurrenzhersteller ist der einzige andere Anbieter dieser Komponente für Apples Smartphones.
Apples Entscheidung, Qualcomm aufzugeben, ist wahrscheinlich auf die eskalierenden Spannungen zwischen den beiden Firmen zurückzuführen, die seit mehr als einem Jahr in einen Rechtsstreit verwickelt sind.
25/7/18: The cheapest of Apple's 2018 iPhones, the 6.1in LCD iPhone 9, will be made available in six different colours, according to Macotakara,
Apple guru Ming-Chi Kuo has already had a similar prediction and last month claimed the LCD iPhone would come in gold, grey, white, blue, red and orange colour options. Macotakara, on the other hand, predicts the colours will be white, black, flash yellow, bright orange, electric blue and taupe – all colours of cases that Apple currently flogs.
There's no red in Macotakara's prediction, which makes sense given that this colour is typically reserved for Apple's (PRODUCT)RED launches.
This iPhone 5C-esque colour lineup will likely be reserved for the iPhone 9, with rumours claiming that the 5.8in and 6.5in iPhone 11 and 11 Plus will only be made available in three colours: gold, grey and silver.
19/7/18: Apple's incoming USB-C fast charger will be exclusive to 2018 iPhones, despite offering backwards compatibility.
So says Japanese blog Macotakara, which reports that the 18W charger will come with a USB-C to Lightning connection, won't be available to purchase seperately due to supply constraints. The initial supply will only meet Apple's needs for 2018 iPhones, so buyers will have to wait until next year to purchase the accessory.
17/7/18: Apple's entry-level 2018 iPhone won't feature an edge-to-edge screen on par with the iPhone X, according to leaked glass panels.
Images posted by Twitter tipster Benjamin Geskin (below) has given our first look at glass panels that will allegedly feature Apple's so-called iPhone 9, iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Plus.
2018 Apple iPhone, iPhone X, iPhone X Plus front panels pic.twitter.com/fGlzRH5Q6x
— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) July 17, 2018
If legit, the images confirm that low-cost, 6.1in LCD iPhone 9 won't feature a completely bezel-free display of the 5.8in and 6.5in OLED models, despite Apple's plan to adopt new backlight-reducing chips order to achieve a full-screen design.
The leak doesn't give much else away, beyond confirming that all three models will adopt a notched design to facilitate Apple's Face ID tech.
13/7/18: Apple will adopt backlight-reducing chips for its upcoming LCD iPhone in order to equip it with a full-screen design.
A report out of Digitimes claims that Apple will "exclusively" use Japanese manufacturer Nichia's 0.3t LED chips for its 6.1in LCD iPhone, which will equip the device with similar brightness to previous LCD models but also with the same super-thin bezel as the iPhone X.
"While LTPS-LCD smartphone screens with backlights using 0.4t LED chips have bottom bezels of 4.0-4.5mm, use of 0.3t LED chips can reduce them to 2.0-2.5mm, enhancing LCD screens' competitiveness against OLED all (bezel-free) screens panels," the report explains.
Digitimes notes that while the use of 0.3t LED chips comes with greater technical risk, especially when it comes accuracy and stability, Nichia "successfully started production" in the first half of 2018.
According to earlier rumours, Apple's LCD iPhone – which is expected to be the cheapest of the firm's three incoming iPhones with a starting price of $700 – will allegedly be made available in grey, white, blue, red and orange colour options.
5/17/18: Apple is reportedly planning to introduce as many as five new colour options with its 2018 iPhone line-up.
At least that's according to a report from renowned analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, seen by 9to5Mac, He claims that the 6.5in OLED iPhone, expected to arrive as the iPhone X Plus, will be offered in black, white and a new gold option.
The 'entry-level' 6.1in LCD iPhone will allegedly debut in more out-there grey, white, blue, red and orange flavours, according to Kuo.
As noted by 9to5Mac, the reference to 'grey' and 'white' models could be a nod to Apple's current Space Grey and Silver finishes, while the rumoured red model could arrive as part of Apple's PRODUCT(RED) lineup – although these typically arrive months after an iPhone has been launched.
There's no word yet as to whether the 5.8in iPhone X successor will be offered in any new colour variations.
In his research note, Kuo is also raising his prediction for iPhone sales. He expects the cheaper, LCD iPhone to account for 55 per cent of sales when the new iPhones launch, and take even more share through 2019.
He's clearly expecting a burst of demand, too, and expects that Apple will see significant growth with sales of 70 million iPhones in the fourth quarter.
4/7/18: Images posted on Chinese blog Chongdiantou claim to show off the USB-C charger that will ship with this year's iPhones.
The images allegedly give us a glimpse at an "engineering sample" of the 18-watt USB-C charger, which is also expected to be bundled with Apple's incoming iPads.
While the labelling looks different to Apple's usual style – suggesting this could be a third-party accessory from China – the design of the charger matches up with earlier leaks, which suggested that the 18W accessory would be oval-shaped and offer a USB-C input.
While the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X all offer support for wireless charging, Apple doesn't currently offer the accessories to enable it. With third-party accessories, though, USB-C fast chargers can just an iPhone from empty to 50 per cent in less than half an hour.
3/7/18: The iPhone X Plus has cropped up on Geekbench, confirming that it'll offer a decent upgrade under the hood.
The handset, referred to as the 'iPhone 11,2' in the Geekbench listing first spotted by BGR, will come equipped with a new six-core CPU (D321AP), 4GB RAM (1GB more than the iPhone X) and Apple's iOS 12 software, which has a major focus on performance.
The aforementioned CPU will likely be Apple's homegrown A12 chip, built by TSMC, which is expected to be the industry's first 7nm chip, which will – in theory, at least – offer more speed and better efficiency than the 10nm chips found in current iDevices.
That rings true in the Geekbench scores, as the so-called 'iPhone 11,2' trounced Apple's current iPhone X flagship with a single-core score of 4673 and a multi-core score of 10,912. The iPhone X, for comparison, scored 4206 and 10,123, respectively.
2/7/18: A video showing alleged dummy models of Apple's 6.1in 'iPhone 9' and 6.5in 'iPhone X Plus' has surfaced online.
The video (below), sent to 9to5Mac by tipster @shaimizrachi who has shared accurate dummies for iPhones in the past, shows off the duo of incoming devices next to current iPhone models, including the flagship iPhone X.
Cases from accessory maker Sketch are also shown in the video, suggesting that case companies are already started making designs ahead of an official announcement from Apple in September. Probably, at least.
The iPhone 9, as expected, appears to have a single camera on its rear, adding weight to rumours that it'll be Apple's entry-level offering this year. Earlier rumours also point to a 6.1in LCD screen, with Apple opting against OLED in order to keep the cost of the handset low.
The iPhone X Plus appears to be the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus it's stacked up against, despite packing a larger 6.5in screen. This is because Apple has ditched the large bezels seen on its Plus-sized model in favour of its notch-equipped, iPhone X design.
The audio-less video also appears to show a dual camera setup on the rear of the so-called iPhone X Plus, despite some rumours pointing to a Huawei P20-esque triple-camera setup.
The video does not show the expected 5.8in OLED model, but Mizrachi has teased that "another surprise" is coming.
29/6/18: Apple has reportedly roped in LG to supply OLED screens for its 2018 iPhones in a bid to lessen its reliance on Samsung.
The South China Morning Post reports that LG Display will initially supply Apple with between 2 and 4 million OLED screens, small fry compared to how many tens of millions of iPhones the firm likely will produce, as it "continues to work on ramping up capacity".
However, LG – which is reportedly considering opening a new OLED production factory in the Chinese port city of Guangzhou – has bigger ambitions though, and is reportedly looking to secure all OLED orders for one of Apple's 2018 iPhones, likely the 6.5in iPhone X Plus.
Such a move would help Apple to lessen its reliance on Samsung, which is currently the sole supplier of displays for the iPhone X and has been linked to the smartphone's £1,000 starting price. However, on the other hand, LG's OLED displays have previously received lacklustre reviews – particularly when it comes to the bork-ridden screen on Google's Pixel 2 XL.
"Securing a second supplier for OLED screens is crucial for Apple as it will allow the company to reduce its reliance on Samsung, which is currently the sole supplier," said Jerry Kang, a senior principal analyst at IHS Markit.
"At the same time, it will help accelerate a broad adoption of OLED screens. More suppliers means more volume, and in turn, lower pricing."