While we wait for the official iPhone launch date we’ve got a round-up of our favourite new iPhone rumours from tech sites and the Twitterverse.
We’re super excited to see what Apple have lined up for this year’s new iPhone release and to see how it’ll compare to last year’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and we’ve not got long to wait for the official announcement.
Like most Apple fans, we’re already feeling the buzz of anticipation that only the run up to a new iPhone release date can cause.
One of the best parts of the annual iPhone release is wading through the rumours online, trying to find out what the new iPhone is potentially going to look like and what shiny new features it might have.
We won’t know for certain what Apple has planned until the iPhone launch later this year, but to whet your appetites, we’ve got a round-up of a few of our favourite new iPhone rumours from tech sites and Twitter
This week’s new iPhone rumours
Here’s a round-up of our favourite new iPhone rumours so far, this week.
Bring on Face ID
Touch ID – that’s so last year… with reports of all three new iPhones having an all-screen design that’s bezel-free and that Apple might be waving goodbye to the good ol’ home button, it sounds as though Touch ID may soon be a thing of the past, leaving Face ID to take centre stage.
What’s more, if the latest rumours are to be believed, then Face ID could soon be able to unlock your phone while it’s horizontal.
iOS 12 beta5 Code Confirmed FaceID will support unlock iPhone in horizontal orientation, The Face ID diagnostics module now captures device orientation, code founded by Guilherme in iOS 12 beta 5#ios12 #ios12beta5 #ios12beta #faceid #appleios #ios #appleios12 #ios12features #… pic.twitter.com/TeUbDY12kq
— Tech Depths (@TechDepths) July 31, 2018
— TechJuice (@TechJuicePk) July 17, 2018
Apple Will Integrate Face ID Across All New 2018 iOS Devices Claims Fresh Leak One of the big changes that Apple made to the iPhone X when it launched last year was to integrate Face ID rather than Touch ID into the device. A new report is going around … https://t.co/26QYOjFUK8
— Dual Media (@Dual_Media) July 17, 2018
Will there be new iPhone camera updates?
A 12MP camera, optical image stabilisation and our personal favourite: Portrait Mode with that perfect Portrait Lighting – we loved last year’s iPhone camera updates. The iPhone rumours we’ve heard suggest that we’re not going to be disappointed this year either, with talk of a triple lens rear camera already doing the rounds on Twitter.
— Redmond Pie (@RedmondPie) June 2, 2018
— iDrop News (@iDropNews) May 3, 2018
A dual-SIM iPhone?
Yep, you heard us, a dual-SIM iPhone. Some iOS 12 beta testers have spotted references to a “second SIM”. Does that mean that 2018 will bring the first dual-SIM iPhone? We can’t wait to find out if this rumour’s true.
New !!! Apple iPhone X 2018 LCD model to have dual SIM variant https://t.co/bANCSgn2MH
— TECHNOLOGY Gallery (@TECHNOLOGYGall1) August 6, 2018
— Latest News 2018 (@Latest_news2018) August 6, 2018
We’re talking headphone jacks…again.
Remember the controversy around Apple’s decision to get rid of the headphone jack? How could you forget? But, you could still use your beloved headphones with the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter that was included in the box. But, times are a-changin’ and it might be time to ditch that wiry tangle of headphones for the freedom of a wireless pair, because it’s been rumoured that Apple won’t be including the Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter with any of the new iPhones this year.
— Cult of Mac (@cultofmac) August 4, 2018
— Tech News Daily (@giga_trick) August 4, 2018
There’s going to be how many new iPhones?
Early rumblings suggested that there were going to be four new iPhones announced later this year but, as we get closer to the release date, a recent article from Forbes has hinted that three might just be the magic number… but we’ll have to wait until September to find out for sure.
‘Spotted by Consomac, Apple has chosen to publicly file identifiers for all its new iPhones in the Eurasian database, and it confirms three distinct designs will be coming to market.’
You can read the full article here.
Could it be the toughest iPhone yet?
If your phone always looks like it’s had a piano dropped on it, Wiley Coyote-style then listen up – the new iPhone is apparently going to be the most durable one yet, thanks to Gorilla Glass 6 which is a new formula that makes your phone twice as likely to survive multiple drops.
This year’s iPhones might be the most durable with the Corning’s new Gorilla Glass: Since the very first iPhone, Apple has used specially-formulated Gorilla Glass from Corning, turning the niche glass manufacturer into a household name along the way.… https://t.co/wMl2xCmGxT pic.twitter.com/HWSA7Bwkyb
— Alan ~AlyBoy~ (@job4verma) July 19, 2018
Tough Yet Beautiful. New Gorilla Glass should turn 2018 iPhone display into a tank https://t.co/0IquB2U5xt
— Amako Aséga (@AmakoAsega) July 19, 2018
Let’s talk new iPhone screen sizes
Okay, so we’ve already heard that there could potentially be three new iPhones this year, but what might they look like?
Well, reports on Twitter suggest that there’s going to be a 5.8-inch iPhone with an OLED display, a 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display and last but by no means least, a 6.5-inch iPhone with an OLED display – an iPhone X Plus, perhaps?
— Tom’s Guide (@tomsguide) July 19, 2018
How many new iPhones will Apple launch?
Initial reports indicated that three new iPhones would be announced in autumn 2018
5.8in OLED: iPhone 11 or XI, with largely same design as iPhone X
6.5in OLED: iPhone X Plus or XI Plus
How many do you think are coming out ❓ pic.twitter.com/zlagdaPuiU
— The Cell Xchange (@CellXchangeFL) May 15, 2018
How much will the new iPhone cost?
While no one is sure exactly how much each new iPhone is going to cost, whispers online have hinted that the OLED iPhones are likely to be in the range of £900 – £1000 while the entry level LCD iPhone looks to be in a more pocket-friendly bracket of £600 – £700.
‘As reported by 9to5Mac, TF International Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo sent a report today to investors, predicting the price of a new LCD iPhone (maybe called iPhone X Lite?) with a display the same shape as the iPhone X. This new device “delivers the $1000 iPhone X design at the current price of the iPhone 8,” between $600-$700 USD’
Read more on Slashgear
So, if you’re on a budget and the idea of getting your hands on a shiny new iPhone seems like a distant dream, it might just be about to become a reality.
A more colourful new iPhone?
Not only will the rumoured LCD iPhone potentially make your bank account a little happier, if reports are to be believed then it may even make your life more colourful with the possible introduction of some brand-new iPhone colours.
The new iPhone 2018 colours are looking DOPE! 🔥 🔥 🔥
— Japjot Singh (@the_Japjot) July 9, 2018
New #iPhone 2018 colours revealed? Orange, Blue, Yellow and Pink are some of them
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) July 9, 2018
New 2018 #iPhone colours: Blue, Red, Gold, and Orange.
I’d go either for the Red or Gold.
— Faryaab Sheikh (@Faryaab) July 5, 2018
A folding iPhone… really?
This is a rumour that surfaced before the launch of the iPhone 8 last year when Apple applied for a patent for a flexible iPhone and it seems to have appeared again this year. An iPhone that folds like a book? Seems legit…
— Equations Work (@EquationsWork) July 18, 2018
— iDrop News (@iDropNews) July 18, 2018
That’s what we’ve seen rumoured about the new iPhone so far folks, but we’ll update this article regularly with more rumblings and rumours as we hear them so, stay tuned! And don’t forget, when the new iPhone launches there’s no need to go anywhere else. Get yours on the UK’s best network for data (as voted by Mobile Choice consumers) and enjoy endless streaming and Snapchat with Go Binge; use your phone abroad at no extra cost and get travel upgrades from easyJet with Go Roam; and enjoy treats and deals that are exclusive to Three customers with our rewards app, Wuntu.
Oh, and if September is just a little too long to wait to get your hands on a new phone, why not treat yourself to one of these new iPhones instead?