Schematics and Renderings Depict Apple's 2018 iPhone Lineup

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Amid rumors that Apple is working on three iPhones for its fall 2018 lineup, Russian site Wylsa.com has shared alleged schematics and renderings showing off the design and size difference between the three devices.

The site has two schematics, one for the 6.5-inch OLED "iPhone X Plus, which is rumored to have a dual-lens camera, and one for the lower-cost 6.1-inch iPhone, which is said to have an LCD display and a single-lens camera to keep costs low.

6.1-inch iPhone schematics​

According to the schematics, which are from a case manufacturer, the larger iPhone measures in at 77.41mm wide, 157.53mm tall, and 7.68mm thick. The 6.1-inch iPhone measures in at 75.72mm wide, 150.91mm tall, and 8.32mm thick.

6.5-inch iPhone schematics​

There is no schematic for the second-generation 5.8-inch OLED iPhone that will be sold alongside the two other devices, presumably because it will continue to have the same dimensions as the current iPhone X. For comparison's sake, the existing 5.8-inch iPhone measures in at 70.9mm wide, 143.6mm tall, and 7.7mm thick.

Several renderings have been created based on the schematics to give us a better picture of what the three iPhones might look like side by side (provided these numbers are accurate, of course).


These renderings do correctly depict rumored features as we've heard them so far. All three iPhones are expected to feature an edge-to-edge display with a notch and a TrueDepth camera system for Face ID, allowing Apple to eliminate the Touch ID fingerprint sensor from its iPhone lineup entirely.


The second-generation iPhone X and the iPhone X Plus, which will be Apple's more expensive flagship devices, feature OLED screens and dual-lens camera systems, while the middle-sized device has a single-lens camera and an LCD display to keep costs lower. Rumors have suggested this device could cost $700 to $800, less than the $1,000+ price tag for the OLED devices.

While the lower-cost 6.1-inch iPhone won't adopt OLED display technology, rumors have suggested it could have a better-than-average LCD, perhaps using MLCD+ display technology and a new cover glass sensor. Former KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said the switch to new technology means 3D Touch won't be included, but it's still not clear if Apple will implement it through another method.

Rendering of 6.1-inch iPhone next to 6.5-inch iPhone​

For full details on all three iPhones that we're expecting to see in 2018, make sure to check out our roundup, which we keep updated with all of the iPhone rumors that we've heard so far.

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nviz22

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So many rumors just days before WWDC. Hopefully we can get more info on the software side of iOS 12 and the next Mac OS X update. Can’t wait for WWDC to see if there could be a SE 2 announcement too.
 
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lucasrant

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I don't get why the so-called "entry level" 6.1 inch iphone is bigger than the more expensive iPhone X. I get that the new iPhone X would have a better screen technology and whatever, but it doesn't make sense to me that a more expensive phone would have less screen real estate. So far, a "better", more expensive iPhone has meant a bigger screen.

I realize that the iPhone Pluses have always had other differentiators, but screen size has always been the main one.
 

alpi123

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There's no sense in doing literally the same design but slightly larger. This "LCD" model will ruin the flagships' sales, why would they release it? Some people just want to spread false rumors so they can become famous.

Literally everyone can do these types of schemes and Apple definitely will change something in the design of the X to be able to differentiate it.

EDIT: Plus, they were going to increase the camera sensor size, weren't they? These photos are pure ********.
 

Jsameds

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Ok we get it you’re doing bigger, but can you do smaller please?

Just make it the same price as the next size up. Goes against your current pricing plan of bigger screen = more expensive but I’m sure people won’t mind, just so long as it’s an option.
 

Take Flight

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Sucks for those of us who want the latest features in a smaller phone (that can easily be used with one hand). Give us the 4.7 screen in a smaller than iPhone 6/6s/7/8 package.
Agreed, this rumored phone makes no sense. They need to release the new SE equivalent, call it an iPhone Mini, add pencil support for the new plus and call it the iPhone Pro.

Then you’d have a simple 3 option lineup with logical familiar naming conventions that align with other product categories.
 

profets

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Seems like two X style OLED iPhones and one X style LCD iPhone are coming as updated models this year. Too many rumours around it for it not to be the case at this point.

6.1" LCD iPhone
5.8" OLED iPhone
6.5" OLED iPhone

All with the X design. I wonder where they'll go with naming and pricing.
 

thadoggfather

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5.7" is a one generation size?

Gulp

Apple fragmentation is ridiculous,

unless they update X and make it X2, then fair.

But still, too many options of the same thing

What are they gonna do for this 6.1" LCD with a notch? How can an LCD have an irregular shape?
 
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RealKrS

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All I want is Touch ID back.. maybe combined with Face ID. I'm not sure how people can say that Face ID works better for them than Touch ID, but for myself, it fails me half the time, especially when I'm outside.. I spend my time getting angry at my phone watching Face ID not recognizing me and asking me for my long password.. and what irritates me the most is when I'm about done entering my password, and all of a sudden, Face ID unlocks my phone.. :mad:
 

izyreal

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I don't get why the so-called "entry level" 6.1 inch iphone is bigger than the more expensive iPhone X. I get that the new iPhone X would have a better screen technology and whatever, but it doesn't make sense to me that a more expensive phone would have less screen real estate. So far, a "better", more expensive iPhone has meant a bigger screen.

I realize that the iPhone Pluses have always had other differentiators, but screen size has always been the main one.
As someone that has to carry two phones at all times, I want the best iPhone, but in a small form factor. I don't want to carry two phablets just to have the latest tech.
 

thadoggfather

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so the notch Is physically gonna be same size?

weird how apple started the notch, but in 6 months have the biggest notch of any notch-phone

tho the rest are of course copycats, of that style of notch (I forget the one that had a circular notch around the earpiece that came first tho right?)
 
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Return Zero

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Philosophically, I am a fan of smaller phones. But having a bigger one has allowed me to talk myself out of buying an iPad for the last few years, embracing the phablet mentality I suppose. In that light, the bezel-free OLED X Plus has the makings of a real winner. Given 4GB RAM, the A12 that's sure to scream, a 1440p (or whatever) OLED, I have a feeling I'll be preordering.
 

jakeowens

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All I want is Touch ID back.. maybe combined with Face ID. I'm not sure how people can say that Face ID works better for them than Touch ID, but for myself, it fails me half the time, especially when I'm outside.. I spend my time getting angry at my phone watching Face ID not recognizing me and asking me for my long password.. and what irritates me the most is when I'm about done entering my password, and all of a sudden, Face ID unlocks my phone.. :mad:
Yeah I'm with you on this. sometimes it takes upwards of 5-7 seconds to unlock my iphone each time. Somtimes face ID works fast and others it just sits there and struggles or takes a few seconds before even starting to scan my face. I miss how easy and fast touch ID was. Hopefully the next gen will be faster.
 

Relentless Power

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They need to release the new SE equivalent, call it an iPhone Mini, add pencil support for the new plus and call it the iPhone Pro..
None Of which will ever happen. Apple is not going to add Apple Pencil support and certainly not use the iPhone “Pro” moniker attached. Those rumors have been debunked time and time again.
 
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