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Full Metal Jacket?!.....Apple iPhone rumors for 2018....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: December 07, 2017 06:37AM
......replacing the glass backing with metal.....


Apple's Rumored 2018 6.1-Inch Lower-Cost iPhone With LCD Display Could Feature Metal Back

....Apple will release three iPhones in 2018, including two OLED models and one LCD model that could feature a metal back like the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, reports Nikkei.

Citing a source "privy to the company's product designs," Nikkei says the LCD model will feature a 6.1-inch display, while the two OLED models will measure in at 5.8 inches and either 6.2 or 6.3 inches.

The LCD model with a metal back will "come in several colors," much like existing aluminum iPhones, and the body for the device could be manufactured by Casetek, a Pegatron subsidiary.

Nikkei's information is in line with previous details shared by KGI Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who often has accurate insight into Apple's plans, though there is some variance in size predictions for the three devices.

Kuo believes Apple will introduce three iPhones in 2018: an OLED model that measures in at 5.8 inches like the current iPhone X, an OLED model that measures in at 6.5 inches that will serve as a sort of "iPhone X Plus," and a 6.1-inch model that features an LCD display.



Kuo has said that all three models will feature a full-screen edge-to-edge design and a TrueDepth camera system like the current iPhone X, but he made no mention of a different casing material. The current iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus all feature glass backs to support wireless charging.

A 6.1-inch LCD model with a metal body presumably made of aluminum would not be able to work with wireless charging, and it is not clear if Apple is willing to take a step back and remove a new key feature from future iPhones.

The 6.1-inch LCD model has thus far been described by Kuo as a lower-resolution model that will be more affordable than the two OLED models, with the aim of targeting the low-end and midrange markets.

Since earlier this year, we've been hearing hints of a two device lineup next year, with Apple planning to introduce a larger-screened OLED iPhone to sell alongside a new 5.8-inch model, which seems like the next logical iteration of the iPhone X. The first rumor of a third device with an LCD display came from Kuo in November.



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Re: Full Metal Jacket?!.....Apple iPhone rumors for 2018....
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: December 07, 2017 07:49AM
If God wanted you to have an iPhone X, he would have miracled you one!
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Re: Full Metal Jacket?!.....Apple iPhone rumors for 2018....
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 07, 2017 08:17AM
I'm waiting until they make one with transparent aluminum. Tired of replacing screens !
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Re: Full Metal Jacket?!.....Apple iPhone rumors for 2018....
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: December 07, 2017 09:34AM
Bring back iBook lucite! I'm serious.
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Re: Full Metal Jacket?!.....Apple iPhone rumors for 2018....
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: December 07, 2017 10:53AM
Liquid Metal! Oh, I hope so. I'll be rich if Apple ever does anything with their Liquid Metal IP. Not because LQMT would make money directly off of it. They wouldn't. They sold the rights to use Liquid Metal for consumer electronics to Apple for $20,000,000 in perpetuity. But that would expose a bunch of people to the material and presumably boost the stock. I can hope...



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Re: Full Metal Jacket?!.....Apple iPhone rumors for 2018....
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 07, 2017 11:33PM
The 6.1inch size makes no sense to me.
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