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Durability and Battery Life of iPhone X Called into Question

Durability and Battery Life of iPhone X Called into Question

Apple is not expected to update its iPhone X lineup until late 2018.

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.

If Apple does indeed use metal backs for the next iPhone, Casetek, a subsidiary of iPhone assembler Pegatron, could become a supplier for the first time. But iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus both continue to have LCD screens. The iPhone 7 on the other hand came with five options in total, Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Jet Black and Matte Black. Pegatron is now the assembler of the iPhone 8, so both Casetek and Pegatron are hoping that Apple would ask them to integrate the services they offer for iPhone orders in 2018. The phone will come alongside another OLED phone which will be the "Plus" model of the 5.8-inch iPhone.

The only thing that I'm now finding hard to believe is the idea that Apple will switch only to Plus-sized iPhones over 5.5-inches for 2018. It's the reason we're only seeing Space Gray, Silver, and Gold this year with the iPhone 8. We knew key details about the iPhone 7 shortly after the 6S launched.

iPhone 8 still has that iconic circular home button, which also allows for Touch ID. iPhone X, meantime, traded that for the headphone jack.

Apple are also rumored to introduce a new iPhone Se next year, although this device is not expected to come with Face ID.

Whatever the ultimate dimensions are, Kuo's research note from last month relays that the device will likely be called the iPhone X Plus.

While iPhone rumors are a dime a dozen, especially this soon after a brand new release, it's worth noting that the Nikkei report aligns up nicely with a previous research note from Ming-Chi Kuo, largely considered the most accurate Apple analyst on the planet. The 5.8-inch OLED iPhone would offer a pixel density of 458ppi, same as the current iPhone X. The 6.5-inch OLED iPhone would have a pixel density of 480-500ppi.