Apple‘s been doing a good job keeping a lid on the what this year’s iPhone launch will entail. However, we’ve heard rumblings about multiple potential phone releases this year and determined people have been digging through iOS 12 beta’s code, which has revealed some interesting design ideas.
What we know
The discovery was made by developer and 9to5Mac contributor Guilherme Rambo. It doesn’t reveal any surprises. Apple is clearly sticking to the same design approach as the iPhone X – notch included- but it does confirm a larger device is on the way. Apple is potentially releasing a phablet.
I'm having dejavu. Payment glyphs for "iPhone X Plus", iPhone X (for comparison) and 2018 iPad Pro (which is square and weird). Found in PassKitUIFoundation. pic.twitter.com/H13448oYr8
— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) August 3, 2018
Rambo also discovered an image of the upcoming iPad Pro in the iOS 12 beta code. It suggested that Apple’s next slate of products will have thinner bezels without a Home button. Seems like the iPhone X is the new design guideline for Apple’s hardware line. iOS 12’s beta is a trove of information on what’s to come for Apple products.
What to expect
The Phablet iPhone will most likely clock in at 6.5 inches with an OLED screen. The sequel to the iPhone X will be a 6.1-inch LCD screen and a third model with a 5.8-inch OLED screen is also expected. How these phones are to be named and differentiated from each other and their predecessors is unknown. All other specs are unknown as well, however we aren’t expecting any major innovation in design or specs apart from the usual incremental upgrades. To know more from Cupertino we’ll need to wait until the September unveiling (yet to be confirmed but Apple tends to stick to tradition).