IPhone X vs. iPhone 8 durability; Tim Cook keeps talking in China

James Marshall
December 7, 2017

Apple is not expected to update its iPhone X lineup until late 2018. The iPhone X is Apple's first smartphone to use the OLED technology.

Speaking to Nikkei, the source, who's apparently "privy to the company's product designs", said that Apple will launch a 6.1-inch LCD phone that will "probably" have a metal back available in several colors. The body for the aluminum device is to be made by Casetek, which is a Pegatron subsidiary, according to the sources.

If you are one of those who would rather have a metal back instead of glass, the goal of which is to allow wireless charging, there's some good news for you.

If you're tempted to splash out on Apple's luxurious - but ultra-expensive - iPhone X, you might want to read this.

The magazine said, 'The iPhone X is an innovative device with a fantastic camera and lovely display, but other phones are tougher and can operate longer on a charge'. Nikkei says Apple is reluctant to switch entirely to OLED in 2018 due to the fear of becoming over-reliant on Samsung. One model is believed to feature a 5.8-inch display, while the other model is expected to be a larger variant with a 6.2 or 6.3-inch screen.

Last month a report from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed Apple Inc. would unveil not two, but three new iPhones next year.

All the phones will come with the same "notch" as the recently launched iPhone X, and an identical all-screen look. The nearly bezel-less phone sports a screen that stretches right to the edges, a futuristic design that makes it more eye-catching than usual. Other items that Kuo has talked about on the smartphones include all three having a full-screen edge-to-edge design and a TrueDepth camera like what is found in the iPhone X today.

Kuo has also claimed that the 6.1-inch iPhone would come with a lower-resolution display.

As per usual, Apple is pretty mum in the wake of emerging rumors about its future iPhones.

Both phones have gotten a lot of publicity, as is always the case when Apple puts out a new iPhone.

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