The iPhone X has not yet even been released, but we already have rumors that its most important features will be found in all iPhone models that will be rolled out next year.
Apple fans should now be asking themselves whether they should shell out at least $999 for the iPhone X, or wait for next year to enjoy its features in lower-priced iPhones.
Next Year's iPhones Rumored To Have OLED Display, Face ID
We don't know much about next year's iPhones, including whether they will be named the iPhone 9 or the iPhone 8s. Apple skipped the iPhone 7s this year and went straight from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 8, so we are no longer sure about anything regarding the company's naming conventions.
One rumor that we now have about the 2018 iPhone models, however, is that it will include most, if not all, of the technologies found in the iPhone X.
According to a report by Economic Daily that cites unnamed sources, the decision to transfer the OLED display and Face ID features to cheaper iPhone models next year will be to boost sales in China, and presumably to all other markets worldwide.
Macotakara, meanwhile, suggested that next year's iPhone models with OLED displays and Face ID will begin with prices of about $900, compared with the $999 starting price of the iPhone X. Both reports, however, do not specify if there will be a model like the iPhone X in 2018.
The Face ID feature has also been rumored to be a part of the 2018 iPad Pro models, which would further expand its presence in Apple's ecosystem of devices.
2018 iPhone Codenames Revealed
In addition to the presence of iPhone X features in next year's iPhone models, the Economic Daily report also revealed that Apple is using the codenames of Lisbon and Hangzhou for the 2018 iPhones.
If the codenames are accurate, this will be the first time that Apple is using the names of cities as codenames for the iPhone. Most iPhones have alphanumeric codenames such as D20 for the iPhone 8 and D22 for the iPhone X.
Buy The iPhone X Now Or Wait For Next Year?
Apple fans looking forward to the OLED display and Face ID features, the reason why iPhone 8 sales are in trouble, might have to wait a while, as reports claim that the iPhone X supply will be extremely limited until next year.
While the supply shortage is not expected to last too long, some customers might be thinking about skipping the iPhone X and instead wait for next year's iPhone models, in light of these rumors that the OLED display and Face ID will trickle down to the cheaper 2018 iPhones.