The LCD iPhone will have 6.1 screen and metal case, including the back panel. Two of those models are said to feature OLED displays with 5.8 and 6.3-inch displays.
But there's more to the comeback than the iPhone X. All the three 2017 iPhones come with a glass back to support wireless charging. It also represents the end of a small feud between Apple and Amazon.com, Inc. Much of that cash is held overseas, but proposed tax legislation working its way through Congress - specifically, a low one-time repatriation rate that could drastically reduce the taxes Apple would pay on it - could prompt Apple to bring some of that hoard back home. Until Apple does not find a better OLED display manufacturer, it will continue to use Samsung displays on both the iPhones. The update also improves viewing PDFs in Preview and compatibility of Braille displays with Mail. That represents significant pent-up demand as consumers anxiously awaited the iPhone X release.
The Japanese publication added that Pegatron and Casetek could finalize a suitable production process to integrate their offerings for 2018 iPhone orders. And while he may not have called out Samsung by name, it was obvious who he had in mind with one comment. Apple also sources metal casings and frames from Jabil and Catcher Technology.
If Kuo's assessment proves to be accurate, this is what Apple's iPhone lineup is going to look like next year. After the setup is completed, the production would start around June to supply some 60 million OLED panels, a source was quoted as saying. The display on the phone is expected to feature a 6.1-inch tall TFT LCD display.
On Wednesday, Nikkei learned from a source with knowledge on Apple's plans that the tech giant is releasing a more affordable iPhone model next year. While there are applications that are capable of obscuring it completely, Apple's VP Greg Joswiak is actually taking the company's side on this one. That's extremely bad news for Apple, given the iPhone alone accounted for 62% of the company's revenue and profits this year. This essentially lets people buy the newest iPhones from Apple SIM-free with 20 monthly payments.