The iPhone X’s notch is a necessary evil right now, but that might go away a lot sooner than we’d have expected. By going away, we mean that the notch might be significantly reduced on future iPhone X successors and all of their Android clones thanks to a game-changing piece of screen technology that we last discussed about just a few weeks ago.
A report says that Samsung will commercialize these nifty new displays as soon as early 2019, which means the Galaxy S10 might be among the first devices to use it. LG is also working on similar OLED screens for early next year.
A few days ago, we saw the first 6.1-inch iPhone X renders based on supposed leaked schematics. That’s expected to be Apple’s cheapest iPhone X successor, the model that will feature an iPhone X-like design but with less expensive components. The notch is still very much present on the 6.1-inch phone, but Apple will use an LCD screen instead of OLED, and a single-cam setup on the back instead of a dual shooter.
The same source has updated those designs with gorgeous renders that imagine what the cheap iPhone X will look like running iOS 12. However, these renders show an LCD iPhone X that looks too good to be true.
Just ahead of Apple’s WWDC keynote, reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a new research note regarding Apple’s forthcoming 2018 iPhone lineup. As you’ve likely heard by now, Apple later this year will likely introduce three new iPhone models: a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, a second-gen iPhone X, and a 6.1-inch iPhone with an edgeless LCD display.
While that information is already old news at this point, Kuo manages to provide us with some interesting information regarding the pricing matrix Apple plans to use later this year. Suffice it to say, Apple’s iPhone pricing strategy is about to get extremely aggressive. This shouldn’t come as much of a [...]
When it comes to software features, Apple loves nothing more than to look to Android and copy various features that might improve its own mobile platform. There are countless examples of Apple “taking inspiration” from Android. (Except when it comes to notifications — why oh why won’t Apple steal Android’s notifications!?) Then, when it comes to hardware and physical designs, Android phone makers steal anything and everything Apple does. Historically they’ve been somewhat subtle about it, but this year they’re going all in, shamelessly cloning Apple’s iPhone X by the dozens. No, seriously, there are actually dozens of new Android phones that [...]