The 2018 iPhone lineup is likely to include three new handsets and three carryovers from past years. Here’s the latest information on this year’s lineup, which Apple will almost certainly reveal in September.
Updated: March 19, 2018
Numerous rumors since the beginning of the year report Apple’s planning on introducing two new OLED iPhones this year alongside a new LCD model. Some existing models will remain. Interestingly, the current iPhone X handset won’t be one of them, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors).
Kuo contends Apple plans on ditching the first-generation iPhone X when a new model arrives this fall. Typically, Apple keeps previous iPhone models around at discounted prices.
The reason? In addition to announcing a second-generation iPhone X, Apple’s expected to launch an all-new 6.1-inch iPhone with Face ID and an LCD and a so-called 6.5-inch OLED “iPhone X Plus.”
About that 6.5-inch model, Bloomberg reports:
While the body of the phone will be about the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus, the screen will be about an inch larger thanks to the edge-to-edge design used in the iPhone X.
The 2018 iPhone lineup is expected to look as follows:
- iPhone SE: $349
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: $449 and $569
- iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus: $549 and $669
- 6.1-inch iPhone with Face ID: $649 or $749
- 5.8-inch second-generation iPhone X: $999
- 6.5-inch second-generation iPhone X Plus: $1,099
If reports are correct, the iPhone X won’t be the only handset exiting this year. Retirement for the 2015 iPhone 6s/6s Plus is also expected.
We’ll update this post as we learn more about this year’s iPhone lineup. Stay tuned.
Apple’s likely to make important announcements about this year’s iPhones according to the following schedule:
Monday, June 4 is the first day of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for 2018. It’s on this day we’ll see the first demo for “iOS 12,” the OS that will ship on every new iPhone sold this fall.
Sometime between Tuesday, September 4 through Wednesday, September 12 is when Apple is likely to announce its 2018 iPhone lineup.
Friday, September 14 or Friday, September 21: Absent production issues, the new iPhone lineup should arrive in stores either of these two days.