The iPhone 8 and iPhone X have just arrived, but we already have many rumors about the 2018 iPhone, which may be called the iPhone 9. We round up all the news about the new iPhones expected to launch in the fall of next year.
iPhone 9: Everything you need to know
The iPhone 9 is rumored to have a bezel-free design, Face ID camera, and no Home button, just like the iPhone X. A report from Nikkei suggests that there will be two OLED phones in fall 2018. The site also claims that there will also be a single LCD phone, which might have a metal back with no wireless charging feature. The site also adds that the 2018 iPhone will be available in several colors.
What about the screen sizes? Recent rumors suggest there will be three new screen sizes for Apple’s upcoming iPhones, including the iPhone’s biggest screen yet. According to The Bell via Investor, a quote from anonymous industry sources said that Apple and Samsung had signed a deal for the supply of 5.28 inch and 6.46 inch sized OLED panels for 2018 iPhones. They claimed the deal in May this year.
We can expect to see the 6.46 inch iPhone 9 Plus as the successor of the 5.5 inches iPhone 8 Plus. We can also expect to see the successor of the 5.8 inch iPhone X, which might be called the iPhone X Plus with a 6.46-inch display. As for the iPhone 9, we can expect to see a 5.28-inch screen.
Meanwhile, Ming-Chi Kuo predicted three alternative iPhone models: a 6.5 inch, 6.1 inches, and a 5.8-inch model. He also predicted that two models would have an OLED display, and one model will have an LCD-TFT display with lower price and lower resolution.
Here’s what he said: “Two new OLED models target high-end markets; the new TFT-LCD model aims at low-end & midrange markets: We believe the major hardware difference in the two new OLED models is size, to satisfy various needs of the high-end market. The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specs (for instance, the PPI will be lower). The primary selling points of the TFT-LCD model may be the innovative user experience of an integrated full-screen design and 3D sensing with a lower price tag (we expect it will probably be US$649-749).”
The iPhone 9 is predicted to feature Face ID just like the iPhone X. KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that Apple would expand its new Face ID facial recognition tech to all new iPhones released next year. He also warned that Apple’s plans are likely to depend on how favorable Face ID is received.
Apple is reported to explore integrating the Touch ID fingerprint scanner into the display of a smartphone or tablet. Apple has filed a patent describing a Touch ID display.
They also report that the iPhone 9 feature Gigabit LTE just like the Galaxy Note 8, which promises download speeds of up to 1000 megabits per second.
Will the iPhone 9 feature wireless charging? We expect to see this feature on all 2018 iPhone models. However, we might have much better wireless charging feature next year as Apple is reported to be working on longer-range wireless charging. This means you don’t have to place the device on a charging mat. The extended range wireless charging will be available at a distance of about one meter using near-field magnetic resonance.
The iPhone 9 is reported to have battery cells from LG for manufacturing. The iPhone is also rumored to have Apple Pencil compatibility. As for the camera, we expect the iPhone 9 to have a rear-facing 3D scanner for Augmented Reality.
According to a report from Bloomberg, 2018’s2018’s iPhone will have a 3D scanner on its rear sensor array, which is believed to be used primarily for augmented reality applications. Apple is also predicted to improve the camera capabilities of the iPhone 9.
So, when is the iPhone 9 out? Apple has a long and consistent history of iPhone releases, making it easy to predict the iPhone 9 release date. The iPhone 8 was announced on September 12 and was released on Friday, September 22.
The iPhone 7 was published on September 7 and was released on Friday, September 16. So, we can expect to see Apple announce the iPhone 9 early in September 2018. The iPhone 9 release date was predicted on Friday, September 21, 2018.
iPhone 9 Manual PDF
The Apple iPhone 9 user guide will guide you well in setting up your new iPhone from how to set up email accounts, how to connect to Wi-Fi, and another setup guide you need for your new iPhone.
When you first get your iPhone 9 on your hand, you will need to back up your old phone. You can do this via iCloud or iTunes. Learn more about how to get an iTunes backup on our iPhone 9 user manual.
If you wish to choose an iCloud backup, you won’t need to connect your iPhone to your Mac. For more details on how to do this, check out our iPhone 9 tutorial. Learn more about how to finish the setup with our iPhone 9 guide.
Tutorial and User Guide
Setting up Face ID and Apple Pay will be more accessible with the iPhone 9 user guide. Don’t forget to maximize your iPhone’s security with Touch ID. Learn more about the Apple Pay setup and other setups with iPhone 9 user manual PDF. Yes, you can download the iPhone 9 user guide in PDF file soon.
We expect the iPhone 9 to be Apple’s next magnificent invention on smartphones. We still have very little information about the handset, but we will keep you updated with the recent news of the handset.
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