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Don’t buy an iPhone!


This could be the iPhone XS Plus and iPhone XS, Apple's 2018 iPhone models.
Get ready for iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.
Photo: Lee Gunho

Don’t worry, this isn’t an anti-iPhone rant. You should buy Apple’s smartphones, just not right now. Try to hold out a few weeks if your current one is dying or even if it’s dead. That’s because the release of the 2018 iPhone models is just around the corner.

There’ll be some big new versions released. And even if you want something that’s already available, it could become more affordable in just a week or so.

This is the date you can preorder your next iPhone


6.5- and 6.1-inch 2018 iPhone models
We now have a fairly firm idea of when the 6.5-inch iPhone will debut. The 6.1-inch model isn't expected until months later, though.
Photo: OnLeaks

We already know quite a bit about the next-generation iPhones, and one of the remaining questions may have just been answered: when they’ll go on sale.

A German wireless phone provider has leaked part what we want to know: the date preorders will begin. The most likely release date can be extrapolated from that.

iPhone 8 replacement to get iPhone X style edge-to-edge screen


Microsoft Edge on iPhone
This kind of display won't be exclusive to Apple's top-end iPhone.
Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Last year, only Apple’s OLED iPhone X was the recipient of the edge-to-edge infinite display. Owners of the regular iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, meanwhile, had to endure the indignity of the old fashioned iPhone design, complete with bezel.

That appears set to change with the 2018-era iPhone refresh, however. And a new report reveals the technology that will make it all possible.

Apple 3D sensor supplier will make bank off 2018 iPhones


The laser in the iPhone X's Face ID could one day transform the speed of broadband.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

The 2018 iPhone lineup could have the same 3D technology as the current flagship handset iPhone X, according to an investment bank encouraging clients to buy stock in the components company.

Piper Jaffray says stock in the manufacturer Lumentum is a good buy and predicts strong growth in the second half of 2018 because of the demand for 3D components. Lumentum (listed as LITE) supplied Apple with the parts to power the iPhone X’s Face ID feature.