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Topic: 2018 iPhone

Apple expected to ship 100M 6.1" LCD iPhone units priced at $700-$800 in late 2018

02/14/2018, 08:02 am

Adding to expectations that the new 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display will be a blockbuster success, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said on Wednesday that he expects the company will ship a whopping 100 million units in the second half of 2018.

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Analyst predicts new Apple Pencil, 'low-end' $200 HomePod this fall

02/09/2018, 09:02 am

Although early HomePod orders appear to be doing well, Apple could ship a "low-end" model this fall costing between $150 and $200 instead of the current model's $349, an analyst said Friday in an investor memo seen by AppleInsider.

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Next-gen 6.1-inch LCD iPhone again predicted to outsell OLED models

02/04/2018, 04:02 am

KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes consumer demand for a next-generation 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will outpace that of two OLED models rumored to debut during this fall's refresh cycle, buoying suppliers of LCD panels, aluminum chassis and other related components.

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6.1" LCD 2018 iPhone expected to account for 50% of Apple's new iPhone shipments

01/28/2018, 06:01 pm

New details on Apple's anticipated 6.1-inch LCD iPhone expected later this year were shared by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo on Sunday, who believes the handset will be a huge hit with consumers, offering capabilities of the iPhone X at a lower price point.

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Latest supply chain rumor suggests Apple could continue to sell current iPhone X model into 2019

01/26/2018, 03:01 pm

Rumors from Apple suppliers are now at odds with one another, as a new report contradicts earlier claims that the current iPhone X would be completely replaced by a new model later this year. Instead, it is suggested that Apple could stick with its usual strategy of continuing to sell previous year's models.

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Supply chain rumors again point to OLED and LCD iPhone models in 2018

01/23/2018, 12:01 am

A new report claims Apple is meting out display orders for its next-generation iPhone lineup, which is rumored to include two OLED versions -- 5.8 and 6.5 inches -- and a 6.1-inch LCD variant.

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TSMC said to have locked up all 'A12' chip orders for Apple's 2018 iPhones

01/04/2018, 09:01 am

Chip manufacturer TSMC has reportedly secured all of Apple's "A12" processor orders for this year's iPhones, once again scoring a coup over Samsung.

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AAC, Hi-P & Casetek said to be vying for metal iPhone chassis orders from Apple

01/03/2018, 02:01 pm

At least three Asian firms are competing to get orders for next-generation metal iPhone casings from Apple, a new report indicated on Wednesday.

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LG may supply OLED for Apple's 6.5" edge-to-edge 'iPhone X Plus'

01/03/2018, 09:01 am

Apple and LG Display are allegedly finalizing talks on an OLED supply deal, which could see the latter provide panels for a rumored 6.5-inch iPhone, which is believed to be a jumbo-sized version of the iPhone X.

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Apple said to be working on new large-capacity battery technology for 2019 iPhones

12/21/2017, 08:12 am

New 3D sensing and augmented reality functions expected to come to the iPhone's rear camera in 2019 will require more power consumption, prompting Apple to find ways to increase battery capacity, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities.

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Bigger yields could let Samsung churn out 180-200M iPhone OLED panels in 2018

12/20/2017, 12:12 pm

Samsung Display has allegedly improved the yield rates for the OLED panels used in the iPhone X, and could manufacture as many as 180 to 200 million OLED panels for Apple next year.

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Apple supplier Finisar to scale VCSEL production, suggests Face ID coming to all iPhones in 2018

12/08/2017, 01:12 am

Apple's second largest supplier of vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) arrays, Finisar, announced the acquisition of a 700,000-square foot plant on Thursday, a move that suggests TrueDepth and Face ID are coming to all iPhones in 2018.

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2018 OLED iPhones might feature single cell L-shaped battery design, all models to bump capacity

12/08/2017, 12:12 am

Apple is developing L-shaped batteries to power two new OLED iPhone models set to debut next fall, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who notes all three handsets expected to launch next year will boast increased energy capacities.

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Apple might use metal case for 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in 2018, report says

12/06/2017, 08:12 pm

Apple reportedly has plans to return to a metal chassis for at least one of next year's iPhone models, a long-standing design last implemented with the iPhone 7 series in 2016.

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Mockups envision 'iPhone X Plus' and 'iPhone SE 2' with edge to edge displays, Face ID

11/20/2017, 01:11 pm

Though a next-generation iPhone SE isn't expected to get the OLED edge-to-edge treatment, that hasn't stopped German magazine Curved from imagining what it -- along with a Plus-sized iPhone X rumored to arrive in late 2018 -- might look like.

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Faster LTE speeds expected from Apple's 2018 iPhones with upgraded baseband chips from Intel, Qualcomm

11/17/2017, 11:11 am

While current iPhones are limited to 2x2 MIMO technology, Apple is now rumored to upgrade to 4x4 MIMO for its 2018 iPhone models, offering users the fastest cellular LTE speeds available yet in an iPhone.

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6.5-inch iPhone X, 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the works for late 2018 launch

11/13/2017, 11:11 am

Apple is said to have three new iPhone models in the pipeline for a late 2018 launch, two of which will be the company's biggest handsets ever, crossing the six-inch threshold with new edge-to-edge OLED and traditional LCD models.

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Apple considering 'Full Active' LCDs from Japan Display for 2018 iPhones

09/28/2017, 10:09 am

Apple is reportedly considering "Full Active" LCDs by Japan Display for use in some of next year's iPhones, perhaps supporting views it will make a slow transition to OLED.

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In likely bid to compete with Samsung for Apple's 'A12' CPU, TSMC expands 7nm chip suppliers

07/19/2017, 10:07 am

On the heels of a rumor that Samsung has inked a deal with Apple to supply A-series processors in 2018, rival chipmaker TSMC is stepping up its own efforts to build 7-nanometer chips, in a potential showdown for production of an Apple-designed "A12" processor.

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Following 'iPhone 8,' Apple plans to go all-OLED with 2018 iPhones

07/06/2017, 08:07 am

While this year's iPhone lineup is expected to feature just one model with an OLED display -- the flagship "iPhone 8" -- the company is rumored to embrace the display technology in a big way a year later, when it could offer three OLED iPhones.

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