Apple's iPhone X 'isn't as good as iPhone 8', tests find

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The folks over at Nikkei cite their own sources, which state that the new 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will sport a metal back and come in several colors. Rumors surrounding the iPhone X had been swirling for well over a year in advance.

Apple launched the Apple iPhone X and the world went insane about it.

In the meantime, Apple refused to accept the result of the experiment, claiming that the iPhone X is the most durable glass-based smartphone, although it commented that Consumer Reports tested the durability of the iPhone X with strict criteria.

Apple is not expected to update its iPhone X lineup until late 2018. Now with the all glass iPhone 8, Apple can only offer Space Grey, Silver and Gold, meanwhile the iPhone X is limited to Space Grey and Silver. Nikkei says Apple is reluctant to switch entirely to OLED in 2018 due to the fear of becoming over-reliant on Samsung.

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That's the word from a new report on Business Insider, citing supply chain sources, backing up claims made by analyst Ming Chi Kuo last month.

Apple will launch a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus, an updated iPhone X and a new, affordable LCD screen-sporting model with the same design as this year's flagship model. The nearly bezel-less phone sports a screen that stretches right to the edges, a futuristic design that makes it more eye-catching than usual.

Apple is likely to release another new iPhone model with liquid crystal display next year, said a source privvy to the company's product designs, and it also has tentative plans for two new handsets that use organic light-emitting diode screens. Kuo, however, stated that all three 2018 models would debut with full-screen, edge-to-edge displays and the TrueDepth camera system that's now featured on the 10th anniversary iPhone. 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.

Apple is reportedly working on a 6.1-inch LCD iPhone that's scheduled for release in 2018.