Apple might move back to metal for one iPhone 9 model

Report says every new iPhone will get the notch next year

Report: Next year's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone to feature metal backing, not glass

"The 6.1-inch LCD model will likely sport a metal back [like older iPhone handsets] and will come in several colors", the source was quoted as saying. And it makes ideal sense, given that Apple is likely eager to bring its Face ID camera to as many new devices as possible. The display on the phone is expected to feature a 6.1-inch tall TFT LCD display. Casetek, subsidiary of iPhone assembler Pagatron will win for sure as it is already testing casings for new LCD iPhone model. Casetek now supplies Apple with LCD screens for its iPads, so it could also be tapped by Apple to supply the new iPhone model with LCD panels.

Nikkie also told that new iPhone will be assembled by a new manufacturer. And now, there are reports that Apple will be launching three phones in 2018 as well. Nikkei has learned that for these two handsets, Apple has chosen to use OLED screens. Some fresh reports by Nomura, a Japanese securities firm which claims that the Cupertino-based firm will be releasing two OLED iPhones and one LCD iPhone in 2018. "We think the specs of 6.5" OLED and 5.8" OLED new iPhones are mostly the same as those on iPhone X (5.8" OLED), except for the screen size and the support of dual physical SIM cards of the 6.5" iPhone".

The third model will only have a single lens camera on the back and Apple's Force Touch feature won't be available as well.

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The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all have glass backs, having moved away from the metal rears of past generations, but according to a source at least one of 2018's models might switch back to a metal rear.

Kuo has also claimed that the 6.1-inch iPhone would come with a lower-resolution display. So it's best to take all these rumors with a grain of salt.

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