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The latest rumors about Apple's upcoming iPhones are here — here's what's new (AAPL)

Wednesday - 15/08/2018 06:30
For the budget 6.1-inch LCD version, it will come with Face ID, Dual-SIM function, and a larger screen than its predecessor iPhone 8.
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  • A new set of iPhone rumors suggests Apple is releasing three new models this year. 
  • Two of the phones could get Apple Pencil support, according to the report.
  • Apple announces new iPhones in September. 

A new set of iPhone predictions is out from TrendForce, a market research firm focusing on computer components like DRAM and NAND Flash.

TrendForce believes Apple is preparing three new iPhone models for a launch this year, matching previous rumors and predictions.

The iPhones could come in three sizes, according to the report: One with a 5.8-inch screen, one with a 6.1-inch screen, and one with a 6.5-inch screen.

The least-expensive and most common iPhone is likely to be the device with the 6.1-inch screen, TrendForce predicts, because it uses a less expensive LCD screen. The other two devices will probably use OLED displays, like the current iPhone X, which have better color and blacks, and Trendforce expects them to have 4GB of RAM.

The report also suggests that the two premium devices could support Apple Pencil, a stylus that can currently be used with the iPad Pro. 

All three phones will have Face ID, Apple's 3D camera for unlocking the phone using facial recognition, which enables the screen to stretch across the entire front of the device, except for a "notch" on the top. 

Here's how TrendForce sees the prices shaking out:

5.8-inch iPhone: $899-$949

6.1-inch iPhone: $699-$749

6.5-inch iPhone: $999

Apple has launched new iPhones in September for the past six years. "All three models are expected to be shipped in September and October as previously scheduled," TrendForce wrote in the report. 

TrendForce's predictions are in line with other reports about the upcoming iPhone. The remaining open question is what Apple decides to call its lineup of devices.

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