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Apple’s 3 New iPhone Names Seemingly Revealed On Mobile Carrier’s Meeting Slide
By Mikelle Leow, 10 Sep 2018
Image via A. Aleksandravicius / Shutterstock.com
Apple’s anticipated ‘Gather Round’ event might only be a couple of days away, but fans have already been handed a plethora of details about its supposed upcoming products.
Most notably, several reports have suggested that 2018 will be an ‘S’ year, in that the new iPhones will not be likely to embody significant changes from the previous launch. The company is expected to bring in three smartphones that share iPhone X’s design: the 5.8-inch OLED ‘iPhone Xs’; 6.5-inch OLED ‘iPhone Xs Max’; a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD model.
Now, it seems like the name for the mid-tier LCD iPhone has been revealed.
As spotted by Japanese Apple news site MacOtakara, a snapshot of an internal presentation slide by carrier company China Mobile showing all three iPhone names and prices has surfaced on Chinese social network Weibo.
Corroborating with earlier reports, the slide names the 5.8-inch device as ‘iPhone Xs’.
However, the supersized 6.5-inch version is labeled as ‘Xs Plus’ instead of ‘Xs Max’ as previously “leaked.” This makes sense, as Apple reportedly went back and forth about whether to reuse the ‘Plus’ moniker for its future larger-sized phones.
What’s new is the purported name for the third phone, the ‘iPhone Xc’.
The last time Apple used the ‘C’ label in its iPhone branding system was for the iPhone 5c in 2013. Presumably, the ‘c’ here also stands for ‘color’, since the LCD model is expected to arrive in more colorways than its higher-end counterparts.
As for the prices, the ‘iPhone Xs’ is listed as CN¥7,388 (US$1,076), the ‘iPhone Xs Plus’ or ‘Max’ is valued at CN¥8,388 (US$1,221), and the ‘iPhone Xc’ is priced at CN¥5,888 (US$857). Minus China’s 17-percent tax, the prices are brought down to about US$900, US$1,015, and US$700 respectively.
All these details will be verified when Apple’s keynote comes around on 12 September 2018.
[via MacRumors, cover image via A. Aleksandravicius / Shutterstock.com]
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