Apple looks to iPhones with cheaper displays

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Notably, the leak from Olixar seems to suggest that the bezel on the LCD model will be a bit thicker than on the company's sleek iPhone X variants. If true, that puts the ball squarely in Apple's court as pressure will mount inside Cupertino to respond with another way to prevent these machines from opening an iPhone so that law enforcement and hackers can access personal data inside it.

Apple expects LCD models to make up the majority of iPhone sales in its lineup to be released this fall and plans to use the displays next year as well, said people involved in the Apple supply chain, according to Dow Jones Newswires.

Apple is expected to launch three new iPhones this year, with two of them featuring an OLED panel and the third one featuring a 6.1-inch LCD panel. OLED screens offer more vibrant colors and higher contrast, but are also more expensive to produce.

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For its 2018 iPhone lineup though, Zhang believes Apple will upgrade the fast charging from 5V 2A to 9V 2A and 5V 3A. This feature disabled USB access to the Lightning Connector after seven days.

The new iPhone X is pictured at the Apple Store Marche Saint-Germain in Paris, France, November 3, 2017. The OLED part costs $100, whereas LCD iPhone screens cost about $40, according to analysts cited by the Wall Street Journal. Apple also continues to sell older phones, including the iPhone SE, which is now listed at $349.

At this time there is no demonstration that confirms Grayshift actually has figured out how to break into the latest version of iOS on current model iPhones, but there is little reason for doubt. They say Apple anticipates that the less expensive models will be more popular.