The 6.5-inch iPhone is rumoured to be named ‘iPhone XS Max’

Isaac Cain
September 7, 2018

Finally, the year has passed, and we are only a week away from Apple's biggest announcements of the year. But fresh information continues to emerge as we move closer to the event.

"Included in our reporting last week was the new detail that "iPhone Xs" will be the name of Apple's new OLED models while confirming two size options and a new gold finish for the stainless steel sides".

Apple is expected to unveil its new line up of iPhones in the coming and the internet is already flooded with rumors and leaks surrounding the next-gen of iPhones.

The Apple smartphones only recently got an OLED screen and that is with the iPhone X thus if you are transitioning from a device older than the X then you honestly don't need the XS (unless you really want it).

The earlier leaked hinted the 2018 iPhones to be called as iPhone XS (iPhone 10s) and iPhone XS Plus (iPhone 10s Plus). Historically, the "S" versions have focused on under-the-hood improvements with little external changes.

The iPhone 9, with its 6.1-inch LCD screen, will likely be the cheapest of the three, though the price could be higher than the iPhone 8. As previously reported in the Inquisitr, rumors have swirled online for months about Apple's new products.

We have also heard that Apple is working to launch a bigger screen for the iPhone XS update. Another input is also that Apple will be dropping the "Plus" suffix with its phones.

With just a week to go for an official unveiling, we're now looking at an official render for the Apple Watch Series 4 which not only comes with a redefined watch face buy also newer elements on the homescreen.

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If Apple does stick with the same pricing, it means the iPhone Xs will start at $799 while the iPhone Xs Max will be around $999.

Here's a not particularly well-kept secret for you: us tech sites keep a check on which iPhone-related keywords are trending. These will be the prices for the base variants with 64GB of storage.

There's also word of a 512GB option, but it's not clear how much more it will cost. Macerkopf said two different sources quoted the same prices.

Meanwhile, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is often correct about Apple's plans, has predicted that the LCD model will clock in between $600 to $700.

But still, despite Apple's marketing and insistence on pronouncing last year's iPhone X as iPhone 10 - X is the Roman numeral for 10, and it was the 10th-anniversary iPhone - lots of people still called it "the iPhone Ex".

All three models will drop the home button and, therefore, the TouchID scanning technology. Based on this system, the U.S. rates for the smartphones should be $699 (LCD iPhone), $799 (iPhone Xs), and $999 (iPhone Xs Plus).

The more important upgrade will reportedly be swapping the W1 chip design that is in the current AirPods with the W2 Bluetooth connectivity chip that made a cameo in the latest Apple Watch Series 3.

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