When the iPhone X launched, it was pretty much a game changer thanks to what it brought to the table, from the near bezel-less screen to Face ID.
Now a report says that Apple intends to bring the best features of the iPhone X to all the 2018 iPhones, along with bigger batteries and pre-5G technology.
That's according to Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, who has proven time and time again to be reliable when it comes to the Cupertino brand's products.
First up, Apple is said to be moving on from Touch ID to Face ID, which Kuo believes to be a "key selling point" for the iPhones of 2018.
Needless to say, that means Touch ID will no longer be continued on any of the iPhones moving forward from there, but in turn, that also means bezel-less screens are possible, though that could indicate that the notch won't be exclusive to the iPhone X anymore.
Three iPhones are expected to roll out in 2018: a 5.8-inch OLED model as the iPhone X successor, a 6.5-inch OLED variant that's something along the line of an "iPhone X Plus," and a 6.1-inch LCD one.
Kuo thinks that the 5.8-inch iPhone will have a battery pack rated from 2,900 mAh to 3,000 mAh, meaning that a 10 percent or higher upgrade from the current iPhone X's 2,716 mAh is in the cards.
Now the 5.8- and 6.5-inch iPhones are said to have enhanced versions of Apple's L-shaped batteries, allowing improvements such as the aforementioned increase in battery capacity for the former.
As for the 6.1-inch model, Kuo says Apple will stick with the regular rectangle battery for it to save on manufacturing costs, but despite that, it could get a little boost in battery life too. Put simply, this is believed to be the budget offering among the three.
Pre-5G Baseband Chips
Details are scarce at the moment regarding this, but one takeaway here is that the baseband chips should provide better speeds with their 4x4 MIMO technology than the 2x2 MIMO that's currently in use.
To boil things down, three iPhones are reportedly slated to be released in 2018, and they'll all come with Face ID, noticeable battery improvements, and faster baseband chips.