iPhone SE 2 rumored to launch in mid-2018

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A new iPhone SE might be on the way.
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Apple is set to make another major play for emerging markets next year with the rumored release of a new iPhone SE 2 handset.

According to a rumor out of Apple’s supply chain, the new iPhone SE 2 will be assembled by Taiwanese manufacturer Winstron, only all units will be put together in Bengaluru, India.

iPhone X goes super-tiny in new concept designs

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Which iPhone would you choose?
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Tiny iPhones could make a big comeback in the near future if Apple ever decides to bring the iPhone X display to an iPhone SE-sized device.

It’s only a matter of time before the edge-to-edge display of the iPhone X makes its way to all of Apple’s other iPhones and based on some new concept mockups, we can’t wait to see it on the smaller iPhone SE body.

Prepare to drool:

Apple may launch 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus in 2018

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Would you like more screen?
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One of the most reliable Apple analysts in the game is predicting big things for the iPhone X design in 2018.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will release an iPhone X Plus next year with the biggest smartphone screen the company has ever made.

2018 iPhone may get complex metal frame for better reception

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The iPhone X design is coming to more devices in 2018.
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Apple is planning to make big improvements to the next iPhone’s cellular reception, according to a new rumor out of Asia.

Now that the iPhone X is on sale, the Apple rumor mill is starting to turn its attention to next year’s model, and one of the most reliable analysts in the game is already starting to chime in with new clues on the 2018 lineup.

2018 iPhones won’t get rear-facing TrueDepth camera

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These are the sensors that power Face ID.
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The 2018 iPhone won’t come with a rear-facing TrueDepth camera, according to one of the most accurate Apple analysts in the business.

KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo sent investors a note today that the array of sensors that power Face ID and animoji will stay at the front of iPhones, for now.

iPhone X Plus concept shows that bigger really is better

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That's nowhere near enough to meet early demand.
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The iPhone X launch is less than a month away but we’re already lusting after what 2018 might bring. Even though the iPhone X has a larger screen than the iPhone 8 Plus, we wouldn’t be shocked to see the edge-to-edge display come to the Plus-sized model next year.

Now we know exactly what such a device could look like thanks to some new renders that show how beautiful all that screen real estate would be.

Check out what it’d look like compared to the iPhone X:

iPhone X rumor roundup: What to expect at Apple’s landmark event

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Will this be the new iPhone color?
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The long wait for Apple’s big iPhone 8 upgrade is nearly over.

Apple is set to unveil its new lineup of iPhones during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino on September 12. This year’s model has been hyped more than any in recent memory. Tons of new features are being packed into the 10th edition of the iPhone for what will likely be the most innovative smartphone Apple has released in years.

Here are all the details and new features we know are coming:

iPhone 8 inductive charging may be a wee bit slow

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This is what will bring wireless charging to iPhone 8.
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One of the biggest new features on Apple’s next-generation iPhone might be a bit of disappointment to buyers.

According to the latest rumor out of Asia, Apple will use an older standard for its inductive charging feature which means recharging could take longer than expected.

Apple Park gets greener in latest drone video

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The Apple spaceship is nearly ready for launch.
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The race to complete Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater before the iPhone 8 unveiling looks nearly over in the latest drone video that showcases Apple’s spaceship campus.

Construction crews are still spread across the gorgeous grounds putting the finishing touches on landscaping and other projects but from the look of things, it won’t be long before Apple employees finally move in.

Take a look:

Is that an iPhone 8 in Tim Cook’s pocket?

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Tim Cook greeting employees at CTS.
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When Apple CEO Tim Cook paid a visit to testing equipment supplier CTS in Cincinnati this morning, he might have accidentally revealed that he’s already using an iPhone 8.

Cook tweeted a photo of himself talking to workers at the manufacturing facility, but the web is abuzz with what was hidden in his pocket. The outline of a device in his pocket appears to be an iPhone that’s too narrow to be an iPhone 7 Plus but too big to be an iPhone 7.