Search on the web about the upcoming 2018 iPhones and you will see nearly all the reports mentioning that all three of them are likely to sport an iPhone X-like display notch. Thanks to several leaks and rumours, the smartphone are not only rumoured but have even posed for the camera (at least the dummy models) giving us a fair idea. Just to re-confirm the claims, a component supplier of the last year’s iPhone X seems to have indirectly said that the notch and FaceID could be coming to all the iPhones this year.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Lumentum Holdings, the firm responsible for manufacturing vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser components, or VCSEL that is used in iPhone X for FaceID, has suggested an increase in AR and 3D-sensing business in its June quarter. The increase in this business for the firm is being said to indirectly confirm that the upcoming iPhone models may have it.
As mentioned by Loup Ventures, the firm started shipping higher volumes to Apple by end of June 2018 quarter and the volume may increase further by September and December 2018 quarter. This also means that Apple has once again secured a major portion of VCSEL for the iPhone handsets, leaving a limited supply for Android OEMs.
Later this year, Apple is expected to launch three handsets, which for now are being tipped as the iPhone X (2018), iPhone X Plus and the budget 6.1-inch iPhone. While the first two are expected to feature OLED screens, the third device is said to come with LCD screen. Based on leaks and rumours, all three smartphones could be sporting the same design as the iPhone X model with the only differentiating factor being their size. Also, the 6.1-inch iPhone is said to feature just one rear camera unlike the other two that may boast of dual rear cameras.