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Apple To Launch 3 New iPhones With iPhone X Design, Bloomberg Confirms

Apple To Launch 3 New iPhones With iPhone X Design, Bloomberg Confirms

Apple Inc. proved one thing this year: It can charge whatever it wants for iPhones.

It could also release an updated iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen and a larger 6.5-inch OLED model, potentially called the iPhone X Plus. Bloomberg confirms that the disparition of the home button means that this phone will get Face ID. Ahead of September launch, a lot has been rumoured about all the three iPhones. This will include an entry-level 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with all the key features of the iPhone X, a 5.8-inch iPhone X successor, and a 6.5-inchiPhone X Plus. Apple could well decide that a stylus for the 2018 iPhone is an idea with legs, and that 3D Touch - perhaps with a UI revamp to make its benefits more obvious - still has usefulness.

One of the most anticipated devices in the iPhone line is the LCD device known internally as the N84. It's possible that because of the larger screen, this device will cost even more than $999, though prices haven't been announced yet.

Industry insiders have revealed that the shipment momentum will be fueled by impressive upgrades and the affordability of the 6.1-inch iPhone which will enable the 2018 lineup to perform better than the two preceding generations.

Now, imagine an iPhone X with a 7nm process and a 4,000mAh battery - it could be the killer phone.

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A recent Apple leak suggested the firm could cancel the iPhone X. And Apple needs something new to boost its tablet sales on the market. They will also feature Face ID, Apple's system for unlocking the phones by glancing at them. The 11-inch iPad Pro is apparently the result of thinner bezels in the existing 10.5-inch iPad case. The iPad mini and 9.7-inch iPad aren't getting refreshed this year. The other iPhones are expected to have more pricey OLED screens.

Finally, there's the Mac. This sales slump is due to several factors, including a shrinking educational market, where Chromebooks are strong, and slower sales in professional market where Apple's hardware hasn't been meeting requirements and Microsoft has been pressing hard.

A new report from Bloomberg cites sources "familiar with the matter". And the price point will likely to reflect that as Gurman predicts LCD model to be "cheaper". The all plastic phone wasn't embraced with open arms by the market - something Apple hopes to change this time around by using metal and glass construction on its budget model.

Apple has consistently emphasised matters surrounding health during Apple Watch unveilings and it appears this year will follow tradition.