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

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This kind of display won't be exclusive to Apple's top-end iPhone.
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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.

New concept art shows 6.1-inch iPhone in all its glory

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The 6.1-inch model in Apple's 2018 iPhone lineup is noticeably larger than 2017's iPhone X.
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There have now been enough rumors and apparent leaks that there’s little room for doubt that Apple plans an iPhone with an 6.1-inch screen for this fall. Artists have been busy turning the unconfirmed details into images.

The latest compares this upcoming model with the iPhone X. The two look similar, except for the larger display on the 2018 iPhone.

Top Apple analyst drops a ton of details on Apple’s 2018 product pipeline

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The iPhone X Plus is set to launch in September.
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The best Apple analyst in the game just dropped a huge report on all the new products coming out soon and there’s a lot for Apple fans to be excited about.

If you’ve been desperately waiting for Apple to come out with a new MacBook Air the wait might be over real soon. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says a cheaper MacBook Air is set to launch later this year, and he’s got some info on the 2019 iPhone too.

Take a sneak peek at the cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone for 2018

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Complications could keep us waiting for Apple’s more affordable iPhone.
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Apple will introduce three new iPhones this fall, according to recent reports. Its most popular is expected to be a brand new model with a 6.1-inch LCD screen, which will be more affordable than the rumored iPhone XI and iPhone XI Plus.

We’ve all been wondering what that handset will look like. The render below offers an early sneak peek — and makes us incredibly excited for this September’s big iPhone refresh.

iPhone’s transition to OLED displays won’t be complete until 2020

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iOS 14's Home screen could be very different.
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Apple’s more affordable iPhone models with LCD displays will remain its best-selling devices with the transition to OLED technology slower than expected.

A new report claims Apple will continue to offer an iPhone with an LCD in 2019 and beyond. One analyst warns that the iPhone lineup won’t switch to OLED displays entirely until 2020 at the earliest.

Apple could put OLED displays in all 2019 iPhones

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Ready to ditch your iPhone X already? There's still time to get a great price!
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All iPhone models launching in 2019 will get an OLED display, according to a new report.

Apple is expected to finally ditch LCD displays entirely, however, one of three new handsets expected to arrive this September — the most affordable model — could have an improved LCD panel.

Apple will adopt LG G7 display tech for 2018 LCD iPhone

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The LG G7 ThinQ’s MLCD+ display is brighter and more color accurate.
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Apple is expected adopt new LCD technology from the LG G7 ThinQ for one of three iPhone models set for release later this year.

The MLCD+ display will deliver increased brightness to what will surely be Apple’s most affordable smartphone to go on sale this fall. It will also offer a wider color gamut to match the iPhone X.

Apple could buy a staggering number of iPhone displays this year

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New iPhones will require millions of new displays.
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Apple is rumored to be developing its very own “MicroLED” displays for future devices, but for now, it will continue to buy a staggering number of third-party panels from manufacturing partners.

Sources in the company’s supply chain say Apple could need up to 270 million iPhone displays this year alone.