Rumours for the 2018 iPhone variants are already afloat and reputed iPhone analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, in his latest investor note, writes that Apple is planning to increase battery capacity for next year’s iPhones by borrowing the L-shaped battery unit last seen on the iPhone X.
Apple is said to go with L-shaped battery design for iPhone 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED models of 2018, while the 6.1-inch LCD variant of iPhone could pack the regular rectangular battery.
To recall, iFixit teardown of Apple iPhone X revealed that Apple used L-shaped design to fit in two batteries in the phone, improving its battery life.
Kuo has also stated that the next iPhones will finally incorporate dual-SIM support and that Apple is in talks with Intel for 5G modems that were previewed earlier this year. The next lineup of iPhones is expected to arrive in the second half of 2018, however it is unclear whether the 2018 variants will get a 5G-capable modem or not.
Battery life on Apple’s phones has been one of the main criticism points, especially in comparison to rivals like Samsung and its Galaxy S or Note series, which sport a much bigger battery size. Looks like Apple is gearing up to solve this issue with its new iPhone models.
The upcoming phones are said to sport bezel-less display, just like the iPhone X, FaceID feature, and pre-5G technology. Except for the 6.1-inch LCD version, the 2018 iPhone models will have a glass back, and there won’t be a home button.