Despite some speculation that Apple will change the order of press releases this year and release a new model iPhone earlier than usual, a report from the Economic Daily News (Taiwan) reports that iPad Pro will be the only mobile devices introduced in the first half of the year. In particular, we are talking about an updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a completely new 11-inch iPad Pro. This will happen at WWDC 2018 in June.
Sources claim the new iPad Pro will have thinner bezels than previous models, A11X processors, and support for Face ID. The latter may also mean giving up the Home button. Rosenblatt Securities analyst Jun Zhang said roughly the same thing last week – and the Economic Daily News refers to this in the report.
There are rumors of a second generation iPhone SE that may have been announced at WWDC this summer, but analysts believe that Apple will not show new smartphones until the second half of the year. Note that KGI analyst Min-Chi Kuo expressed doubts about the release of iPhone SE 2 back in January, as this would require too many resources.
In addition, Apple is reportedly preparing two new models iPhone with OLED displays for the fall release. Together with them, a version with a 6.1-inch LCD screen will also be announced. Given that the company is already working on three iPhones, it is unlikely that it will release another fourth in 2018.