Back in 2017, Apple launched three iPhones on its 10th anniversary, and now it seems that the brand will also launch three new devices in running year. It is claimed that Apple will launch three iPhones in 2018. Two of them will be flagship phones while the remaining will be a mainstream device.
Release Date, Pre-order, and Price
Apple will unveil its iPhone XS series devices on September 12. Following the traditional pattern, the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR will be available for pre-order after a day of official announcement in September. However, the Shipment will start in October 2018.
Talking about the price, analysts suggested that the iPhone XR Plus will be available for $700 whereas the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will cost $900 and $1000 respectively. These prices are expected for the standard models so the bigger variants will cost some more.
Specs and Features
At the moment of launching iPhone X, Apple stated the upcoming iPhones will feature a similar design to the iPhone X. So, you can expect a top-notch, a bezel-less screen, and a software gesture bar instead of any Physical Home Button. Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will have the stainless steel body and they will support Wireless Charging. On the other hand, the iPhone XR Plus will be made of aluminum frame and would not allow Wireless Charging. Apple will protect these aforementioned smartphones with Oleophobic glass on both side front and rear.
It is expected that the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will have 5.8 and 6.5 inches Super Retina 3D touch display, HDR and 1242 x 2688 pixels resolution while the 6.1 inches Retina HD display will be used to equip iPhone XR Plus. The iOS 12 platform will be there to perform better than the previous iOS 11.
Apple Pencil and 120HZ Display
According to GSM Arena, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will be compatible with new Apple Pencil to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note series smartphones. Like the iPads, now your iPhone will be operated by surprising Apple Pencil. Moreover, it is too said that the Apple Pen will not work properly at a 60HZ frequency so it may have a 120HZ display. There is no word for iPhone XR Plus that it may support Apple Pen and 120HZ display or not.
AI-powered Optics and Face ID
Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR Plus are rumored to have AI-powered Camera Technology to improve its image quality. The Face ID will also be improved to boost up security.Last time, Apple had used 12MP lens but it is the time to upgrade things, so we expected a 16MP camera lens at least for the high-end iPhone XS and for its Plus version. The iPhone XR Plus is likely to have a 12MP main sensor for photography. The aperture of the aforementioned iPhones will exist somewhere between f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture.
Ghostek on Forbes revealed some schematics of the next-gen Apple iPhones. The schematics showed that the 6.5" iPhone (XS Max) has triple rear camera setup (wide-angle, telephoto and monochrome sensor) and the 5.8" iPhone (XS) has dual rear snappers (wide-angle and telephoto lens) while the budget 6.1" iPhone (XR) gets a single back camera (only wide-angle lens). There are dual optics lenses on the front of all, the 8MP one for selfies and the other sensor for 3D face unlock and Animoji.
Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR Plus will have Apple A12 Bionic chipset, Hexa-core processor, and Apple GPU. Coming to the Memory, there will be 4GB RAM and 64/256/512 GB Storage for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. On the other side, the iPhone XR Plus will be available with 3GB RAM and 64/128/256 GB Storage.
In terms of connectivity, it is listed that the iPhone XR Plus will run Dual SIM networks first time in an iPhone. However, the other two iPhone will retain Single SIM.
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will launch in Black and White colors whereas the iPhone XR Plus will come in Black, Blue, Red, Grey, White and Orange colors.