The 2018 iPhones Rumors to Offer Apple Pencil Support, 512 GB Storage Option
According to a new report from market research TrendForce, two new iPhones with OLED screens this year will likely add features to supports Apple Pencil. Apple Pencil is an intelligent stylus that supports pressure sensors, and its performance design is very powerful, which can be used to draw and paint to different degrees according to the strength. Support the use of two tablets: iPad 2018 and Pro.
If the rumors are legit, the iPhone 9 will be Apple’s ‘entry-level’ offering and will pack an iPhone X-a-like 6.1in LCD screen with room up top for Face ID. The so-called iPhone 11 and 11 Plus, also referred to as the iPhone X2 and iPhone X Plus, will sport 5.8in and 6.5 OLED displays, respectively, with rumors also pointing to souped-up camera setups, an upgraded 7nm A11 CPU, and a brand new USB-C charger.
If is true, the feature to support Apple Pencil could make Apple be more competitive, and it could upset the price, too. Actually, earlier in 2016, Apple had applied the related patent, that is, the uses could use Apple Pencil to edit functions like video or send messages.
Now, take a look on that’s new in 2018 iPhones:
Apple’s 2018 iPhones will, if past launched are anything to go by, will make their official debut in September. Last year’s iPhones were unveiled on 15 September and went on sale the following week on 22 September.
According to rumours, the iPhone 9 will be the most-affordable in Apple’s 2018 iPhones. Apple guru Ming-Chi Kuo expects the smartphone to retail for $600-$700 (around £450-£530).
There’s no word yet as to how much the iPhone 11 or 11 Plus will fetch at launch, but if anything like last year’s iPhone X, don’t expect them to be cheap.
15/8/18: Apple’s 2018 iPhones will offer Apple Pencil support and up to 512GB built-in storage, according to research firm TrendForce.
It’s unclear whether these features, similar to those found on Samsung’s newly-launched Galaxy Note 9, will be available on all three incoming iPhones or reserved for Apple’s higher-end OLED models.
These OLED models will, unsurprisingly, be more expensive than the “budget” 6.1in LCD iPhone 9, which Trendforce expects to have a starting price of around $699 to $749. The so-called iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus will have starting prices of $899 to $949 and $999, respectively, according to the research firm.
The report confirms that the two OLED models are already assembled, while the budget LCD model will begin assembly in mid-September, in line with the smartphones’ rumoured September and October release dates, respectively.
14/8/18: Yet another video showing off Apple’s 2018 iPhones has cropped up on YouTube (below), courtesy of DetroitBORG. The seven-minute video shows off new dummy units obtained by Sonny Dickson, and refers to the incoming devices as the iPhone 9, iPhone X (2018) and iPhone X Plus. The clip doesn’t have many surprises in store, but the “fairly accurate” models show that all three new iPhones will feature a notched design to accommodate Face ID. The ‘cheap’ LCD iPhone 9 will sport a single-lens camera on its rear, while its presumaly more expensive siblings will retain the iPhone X’s dual camera system.