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Front Glass Panels for 2018 iPhones Appear to Leak, Show Thicker Bezels on 6.1-Inch LCD Model

Well-known leaker Ben Geskin today tweeted a photo of what he claims are front glass panels for Apple's widely rumored trio of new iPhones, all of which are expected to be announced in September as usual.


The lineup is expected to include a second-generation iPhone X, a so-called iPhone X Plus, and what will essentially be a budget iPhone X, with 5.8-inch, 6.5-inch, and 6.1-inch screen sizes respectively.

Geskin tweeted a second photo of the front glass panels with wallpapers, providing a realistic visualization of the 2018 iPhones.


As he depicted in mockups last month, Geskin says the 6.1-inch model with an LCD panel will have slightly thicker bezels compared to the iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, which are expected to have OLED displays.

A similar photo was uploaded to Slashleaks by user Dimitri12, providing a closer look at the thicker bezels on the 6.1-inch model.


All three devices are expected to feature edge-to-edge displays with a notch for the TrueDepth sensors that enable Face ID.

The new lineup of iPhones should be unveiled in just a few months, likely alongside larger-display Apple Watch Series 4 models, new AirPods, Apple's multi-device charging mat AirPower, and other announcements.

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9 weeks ago

I still don't understand how a "budget" iPhone will be larger in screen size than the (smaller) high end iPhone

Lower quality display.
Rating: 32 Votes
9 weeks ago
I still don't understand how a "budget" iPhone will be larger in screen size than the (smaller) high end iPhone
Rating: 18 Votes
9 weeks ago

I still don't understand how a "budget" iPhone will be larger in screen size than the (smaller) high end iPhone

The more expensive ones would have a higher quality screen, better camera, possibly faster processor and more RAM. Storage could be different (32/128 vs 64/256 GB). Screen size isn't all.
Rating: 13 Votes
9 weeks ago

I still don't understand how a "budget" iPhone will be larger in screen size than the (smaller) high end iPhone


I still don't understand why an iPhone X is still hailed as having an edge-to-edge display, when it doesn't actually have an edge-to-edge display.
Rating: 7 Votes
9 weeks ago

Looks pretty disappointing for 2018. Will probably upgrade MBP instead and keep using iphone X.


Lmaoo how does this look disappointing? What?

It’s an image of 3 display panels...

I am baffled.
Rating: 7 Votes
9 weeks ago

Lower quality display.

This ^

OP: Have you ever seen a 75” tv that costs less than a 55” tv?

Edit: I am not sure where the confusion is coming from, but I will elaborate.

I know that larger tvs can cost less than smaller tvs.

My question above was for the OP who asked “I still don't understand how a "budget" iPhone will be larger in screen size than the (smaller) high end iPhone.”
Rating: 6 Votes
9 weeks ago

I think it’s a mistake to make the base iPhone so big. A lot of people prefer a smaller form factor. Hopefully they aren’t done with the SE and produce an X-style version of it as well. Just because it’s smaller doesn’t mean they need to sell it for so much less! My wife just flat refuses to get one of these huge devices that are not very accessible for her smaller hands and pockets.


I totally agree! I bought the 6 when it first came out and was completely frustrated by the size and form factor, and switched to the SE the second it came out. I'm a guy with pretty average sized hands and using the 6 one handed was virtually impossible. The Reachability function was useless. I much prefer the feel of the smaller phone, if they offered one with the X specs I'd pay $1k for it.
Rating: 6 Votes
9 weeks ago

This ^

OP: Have you ever seen a 75” tv that costs less than a 55” tv?

I've seen a 2 carat diamond that was cheaper than a 1 carat diamond. At the same store (each costing the same as ten iPhones). The 1 carat was best colour, best cut, and absolutely faultless.
Rating: 6 Votes
9 weeks ago

Is this cropped or does the notch seem smaller on the 6,5''?

Optical illusion
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Why thick bezels on lcd model?


LCD, unlike oled, requires backlighting located on the sides of the screen and emitting light parallel to the screen surface. This takes space. Additionally, led requires driver circuitry that takes some space.

One of the major advantages of oled is that it requires essentially zero surrounding space.
Rating: 4 Votes
9 weeks ago
I really hope that the entire lineup does not go for the notch, I prefer the notchless design. I’m sure that I would get used to it but I’m just not ready yet.
Rating: 4 Votes

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