According to Nikkei, Apple will launch three iPhones in 2018, including two OLED models and a LCD model that will feature a metal back panel just like the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Nikkei News quoted a "knowledgeable about the company's product design," the source said, LCD models will use the 6.1-inch screen, while the two OLED models screen size is respectively 5.8 inches and 6.2 inches or 6.3 inches . The metal back panel for the LCD iPhone models will be "multi-colored," just like the existing aluminum iPhone, and the device's body may be made by Casette, a subsidiary of Hexon.
It is clear that the Nikkei news is in line with the details previously mentioned by KGI analyst Kuo Ming-ting, who usually have a fairly accurate picture of Apple's plans, though there are some differences in the dimensional predictions of the three devices .
Guo believes that Apple will launch three iPhones in 2018: the size of an OLED model is 5.8 inches, just like the current iPhone X. The size of an OLED model is 6.5 inches, which can be used as "iPhone X Plus" , And a LCD model, the screen size is 6.1 inches.
According to Guo Ming-yan, all three iPhones will feature a full screen design and a TrueDepth camera system like the current iPhone X, but he does not mention different case materials. The current iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus support wireless charging.
LCD iPhone models with aluminum body may not provide wireless charging capabilities, it is not clear whether Apple is willing to take a step back from the future of the iPhone to remove a key new features. So far, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone has been described by Guo as a low-resolution model that will be cheaper than two OLED iPhone models with the goal of targeting the low and mid-range markets.
Earlier this year, we heard that Apple plans to launch a larger-screen OLED iPhone next year that will ship with the new 5.8-inch iPhone, which seems to be the next logical iteration of the iPhone X. Apple is likely to launch next year, the third paragraph of the LCD iPhone models that Guo Ming 首 first proposed in November.