We all expect Apple to launch three new iPhones this year. After last year’s leap in design with the iPhone X, everyone is waiting to see the new smartphones.
The iPhone X was the first smartphone from Apple to come with an edge-to-edge display and 3D facial recognition. But will Apple address the problem that Cupertino has had for a while?
The last leaks might give us an answer though. It is a render leak for the iPhone 9, with not many details to work with. However, this image shows that the earlier leaks on the iPhone 9 were right.
The iPhone 9 will launch with an LCD display and a True Depth camera setup on the front, making it the first iPhone with an LCD screen and such an advanced camera setup.
However, the combination hasn’t been quite successful at the beginning of this year. The company ordered 60 million LCD panels for the iPhone 9 – which is more than the panels for the OLED iPhone X smartphones and iPhone X Plus smartphones combined. Ultimately, Apple decided to focus on the OLED devices instead of the LCD one.
Analysts now had to revise their estimates for the production of this year’s phones – the iPhone 9, iPhone X and the iPhone X Plus. They will probably produce around 75-80 million units of the iPhone 9 and 30-33 million units of the iPhone X and iPhone X Plus combined.
Fresh iPhone 9 Render Leak Shows a Single Rear Camera
The fresh leak of the case shows that the iPhone 9 will only have a single rear camera setup, unlike the OLED iPhones that will feature a dual camera setup. But the rear single camera setup on the iPhone 9 might have a wider sensor.
The front shows an interesting detail the iPhone 9 has a thicker border, so will Apple bring back the slightly thicker bezels on the 2018 iPhones?
As for the True-Depth camera setup on the iPhone 9, we might see the one which is currently in the iPhone X or a more refined one.
The iPhone 9 is believed to cost around $700-$750. Apple is trying to lower the price for the 3D facial recognition, and for a good reason. This is a good way to make their user base upgrade to new handheld devices, considering that over half of the revenues from Apple relies on the iPhone.