As we progress into iPhone manufacturing season and inch closer to Apple’s anticipated fall product announcements, fresh leaks and reports divulging details about the company’s upcoming iPhone and iPad models have been circulating like playground gossip.
Within the last few weeks alone, we’ve covered a number of leaks and reports about Apple’s upcoming iPhone models, including a spate of images allegedly showing tempered glass screen protectors designed for the three handsets. We’ve also seen the trio’s dimensions leaked courtesy of some loose-lipped workers at Foxconn — Apple’s Far East iPhone assembly partner — and we know that production of the three new models is currently underway.
And while we know quite a bit about them by now, it was just yesterday that we got our first clear visual of what Apple’s 2018 iPhone models will look like, courtesy of leaked images showing off the two most highly-anticipated of the three new offerings in dummy form.
Now, less than 24-hours after those leaked images were published to Twitter, a new hands-on video was published to YouTube showcasing even more realistic-looking dummy units of Apple’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone and its more premium 6.5-inch OLED counterpart.
The brief video was published on Tuesday morning by the mobile phone comparison YouTube channel, Tiger Mobiles — and while it is painfully short at just 36-seconds in length, the host offers us a fairly decent look at both of the upcoming models from basically every angle. Check out the video below!Keep in mind that these are just dummy units — meaning they’re only high-quality mockups that are meant to resemble actual iPhone models, but inherently lack any components or functionality.
Case and accessory manufacturers oftentimes rely on leaked schematics and dimensions of unannounced devices to build these dummy units for internal testing purposes. Although, just as often, they can fall into the “wrong hands” as we’re witnessing in full-clarity today..
Apple is widely expected to introduce three new iPhone models this fall, including a direct successor to the 5.8-inch iPhone X, a much larger ‘iPhone X Plus’ boasting a massive 6.5-inch OLED display, in addition to a mid-range offering complete with a generous 6.1-inch ‘Full Active’ LCD display.
All of these models will reportedly feature physical designs embodying the iPhone X, with massively shrunken bezels, edge-to-edge displays, and no hardware Home buttons; with TrueDepth camera systems capable of Face ID and Animoji expected to take their place.
The current iPhone X, which retails for $999 or more, is slated to be discontinued following Apple’s announcement of the new models this fall, according to previous supply chain rumors documented by the reliable Ming-Chi Kuo.
Its more advanced successor, meanwhile, is expected to cost about $100 less at $899 — with the larger 6.5-inch OLED model possibly running $999. In a bid to spur sales, Apple is expected to offer its advanced 6.1-inch iPhone model for somewhere in the ballpark of $550 to $700, which could render the new offering Apple’s best-selling this year.