Apple’s iPhone update in the autumn of 2018 could see three or even four new iPhones launched at the same time, but nothing is yet set in stone. The successors to the three latest models of iPhones – iPhones 8, 8 Plus, and X – are expected to be unveiled in September of 2018.
This would be a year after the iPhone 8 launches, which makes sense, as it is line with Apple’s usual habit of launching a new iPhone in the later months of the year – usually around September.
Although there was a staggered launch between the most recent iPhone releases (the X arrived one month after the 8 and 8 Plus), the new iPhones are expected to be released at the same time.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple’s focus this year will be to ensure all the new models are ready to meet the same shipping date. “Achieving stable shipments and on-time shipping” will be the company’s aim, he said in a research note back in October 2017.
And in March 2018 the Taiwanese site DigiTimes, citing “sources from Taiwan-based IC design houses”, predicted that Apple will begin production earlier than usual – in Q2 – in order to avoid the stock bottlenecks it suffered in 2017. That should make a staggered launch less likely.
The Apple’s late-2018 iPhones are expected to adopt the all-screen iPhone X design. This would mean the successors to the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the successor to the iPhone X, will have a bezel-free design, Face ID camera, and no Home button.
We also expect the new models to feature a notch at the top of the display, incorporating the FaceTime camera and facial recognition sensors.