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23 March, 2018

The comparative sizes of the three new Apple smartphones expected in 2018.

Now that Apple is aware that its fans are waiting for the new iPad Pro 3 to come out, Apple might want to seize this opportunity and generate some profit by finally launching the device.

Due to this cost reduction Apple fans can definitely expect a price drop from the massive $999 of the iPhone X for the upcoming 5.8-inch iPhone model.

The iPhone X, Apple's first OLED phone, uses Samsung technology.

In other news, Apple may soon launch a new color variant of the iPhone X - "blush gold". This shows that there's room for Apple to improve - and, frankly, improve dramatically - on this relatively annoying aspect of the iPhone X in future models. Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities analyst said that the TrueDepth camera system was the main reason behind the problems because of its complicated facial recognition technologies. It is supposed to be an upgrade to the existing iPhone X. The most interesting fact about this device is that Apple has chose to keep its initial manufacturing bill of materials (MBOM) much lower than that of iPhone X.

Interestingly, Lin also said in the report that Apple had previously planned to launch a 5.85-inch model with an LCD panel to keep the MBOM in check. "Lin cited information from Apple's upstream supply chain as indicating that the new device's MBOM will be more than 10 per cent lower than that for iPhone X. He added that the MBOM of the iPhone X was more than US$400 in 2017", the research note mentioned. "However, the project was shut mid-February and maybe eventually terminated".

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According to Ray Soneira, owner of display screen testing company DisplayMate Technologies, this is a golden opportunity for Apple.

However, it looks like Apple may launch a 5.8-inch OLED display iPhone at a cost reportedly "much lower" than the iPhone X.

However, Apple is said to have reached an agreement with Samsung Display and secured satisfactory terms that will prevent the panel costs from increasing. The third option, meanwhile, will have an edge-to-edge display and Face ID similar to the iPhone X but with an LCD display and aluminum edges.

Lin also believes the 5.85-inch OLED iPhone may be the cheapest of the three new devices. We could very well see a new Apple Pencil with expanded compatibility for lower-end iPads.

The company is rumored to be working on three new iPhones for 2018. While the display on the iPhone X is extremely color accurate, it's still not quite flawless.


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