The front glass panels of all 3 upcoming iPhones have come out in the open courtesy 2 separate leaks. Both sources feature the same 3 parts arranged in the same order and back up previous reports about the trio.
Starting with the image above, frequent Apple tipster Benjamin Geskin shared the live photo on Twitter with the caption “2018 Apple iPhone, iPhone X, iPhone X Plus front panels.” He doesn’t know what the brand is going to call the smartphones yet. He also posted a photoshopped take on the leak (see below) with a display to show what the final products might look like.
The second pair of images comes via Slashleaks. It features the same lineup, with one of the photos sporting prominent sensors within the notch. There are no measurements listed here, but it seems obvious the first is the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone X, the second is the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone AKA iPhone 9, and the third is the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone X Plus.
6.1-inch LCD iPhone Changes
Right off the bat, it’s easy to see that the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone has slightly thicker bezels than its siblings. This is to be expected since LCD isn’t as flexible as OLED. Apple reportedly had to resort to some nifty tricks to cut down on bezels, as explained in our previous article. The end result is actually pretty impressive, what with there being hardly any chin.
Apple is apparently keeping costs low by letting go of 3D Touch, fixing a single camera at the back, and using aluminum in place of stainless steel. The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone could sell for anywhere between $600 and $700 as a result. The 5.8-inch iPhone X sequel may raise the stakes to $899 and the 6.5-inch might kick things off at $999.
More leaks are probably incoming as we get closer to Apple’s expected September launch event. The Apple Watch 4 is set to drop by as well, along with iOS 12.