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‘iPhone XI’ Concept Imagines Apple’s Flagship Smartphone for 2018

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The folks over at iDrop News have just shared their latest iPhone concept, imagining 2018’s flagship OLED ‘iPhone XI’ which Apple might release this year as a successor to the iPhone X, featuring a smaller notch, a dual-SIM card tray, an upgraded camera and improved internals.

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The concept ‘iPhone XI’ features roughly the same form factor and size as the iPhone X, and retains its glass construction and edge-to-edge 5.8-inch display. While the design will likely remain the same, the metal frame could be updated to allow for faster data transmissions. Based on Ming-Chi Kuo’s earlier predictions, the device could also sport a dual-SIM card tray. 

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The iPhone XI also has front- and rear-facing AR and Face ID capabilities without two separate TrueDepth sensors.

“With some clever engineering, the company could use one camera and one set of TrueDepth sensors — and just make those components dual-directional by mounting them vertically.

Apple could “wrap” the black sensor housing around both sides of the device, allowing the TrueDepth Camera — and its advanced array of sensors — to be used in both a front-facing and rear-facing manner. To make that happen, the company would apply a wide-angle fisheye or 360-degree lens tech to the system.”

Check out some more images below and tell us what you think.

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  • Tim

    Maybe the slogan will be “iPhone XI: 20% less notch!”

  • Tim

    Also, the dual SIM thing is silly. Apple wants e-sims, not more SIMS.

  • geekyaleks

    eSim would be really great. One could flip providers even easier with an e-sim…

  • Aleks Oniszczak

    Smaller notch? I thought everyone loved it. It should be bigger! 😉

  • raslucas

    If Apple made an iPhone that only supported e-sims today, it may not support Rogers. Was it not their current lack of support for them that prevented the Apple Watch with LTE from coming to Rogers?

    I also don’t think Dual sim is on the horizon for Apple because dual sims aren’t really a thing in the states ( it’s more popular in China). So I think it’s a hard sell to Americans (and Canadians too really) that they desperately needed the extra space the audio jack used to use… only to waste a ton of space in a phone for something they most likely won’t use.

    I’m not saying Apple doesn’t care about China and that market… but they’re an American company. “America-first” eh?

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