Bloomberg released a new report today, further confirming the rumors we've heard about the 2018 iPhone and some new news about Apple's product line.
Today's report echoes previous news that the three new models will have the same design as the iPhone X, with screen sizes of 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches and 6.5 inches, respectively. In addition to design and screen size, Apple will also focus on speed improvements and camera upgrades, Bloomberg said.
The design of the 5.8 inch OLED iPhone is almost the same as that of the 2017 flagship phone. The increase of speed may mean the addition of apple A12 processor. However, detailed information about camera upgrade was not provided in the report.
The 6.1-inch model is similar in appearance, but it uses cheaper components such as LCD displays and aluminum frames to reduce costs and focuses on getting more people to experience the iPhone X by lowering prices. The 6.1-inch model will offer a variety of new color options, Bloomberg quoted Guo Mingli as saying in a report earlier this year. Aluminum borders do not necessarily match the color of the back of the glass, making the product easier to produce, and the model is expected to use the same camera module as the iPhone 8, rather than double-shooting.
The price of the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone is expected to be at least the same as last year's iPhone X and will become a major new model. Again, it uses the design aesthetics of the iPhone X, has thinner borders, removes the Home key, and has the same body size as the iPhone 8 Plus.
The company has been using the Plus tag since the launch of the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, but the final name of the iPhone model may be different this year. The Wall Street Journal said Apple had considered the use of "iPhone Xs" as the final name for mobile phones. The company is also considering removing the "Plus" from the big screen model.
On the rumor of dual SIM cards, Bloomberg said two larger phones will provide dual SIM card slots in "some areas".
Bloomberg said the next generation of Apple Watch Series 4 will remain largely the same, but the screen will be larger and the border smaller. The overall size of the new Apple Watch won't change much, meaning the existing strap will remain compatible with the 2008 Apple Watch.
Finally, Bloomberg's report reiterates Apple's plans to launch two new iPad Pros that will use thinner borders and add Face ID.