After great and long-standing speculation and after Apple fans had all but come to the conviction that they have learnt the names of the new Apple iPhones set to be launched on September 12, there is a twist in the tale. As it turns out, two of the Apple X iterations are named Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS max, but the third phone, the one that had the darkest shadows hiding it, is not to be called the iPhone XC.
Apple iPhone XS, XS Max, XR: Names Confirmed
In a last-minute leak, the monikers of the three new Apple iPhones to be unveiled on September 12 were found on the product sitemap XML file on the official website of Apple. The leak confirms what we reported about the Apple iPhone X variants, that one of them will be called the iPhone XS and the other, larger variant will be called Apple iPhone XS Max instead of iPhone XS Plus, as was speculated for a long time, in keeping with Apple tradition since the iPhone 6 Plus came.
However, the surprise is that the phone that is to sport an IPS LCD display, and which was being called the Apple iPhone XC, is actually going to be unveiled with another moniker: Apple iPhone XR.
Above is a screenshot from the aforementioned product sitemap file, with the monikers of the new iPhones highlighted.
Apple Watch Series 4 Leak
In the same leak that confirms the names for the new Apple iPhones, we found that the Apple Watch Series 4 will be called the same and that it will come in two new size choices, which are larger than the ones we see on the Apple Watch Series 3. The two new sizes leaked are 40 mm and 44 mm, whereas, the outgoing Apple Watch came with 38 mm and 42 mm size bands. Also, the bands will come in a raft of colour options, but the list of colour options was not leaked.
Apple iPhone Cases
Just like we saw several material and colour choices for Apple iPhone X cases earlier this year, the new Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will have multiple options. The leak we mentioned above also shows that Apple has readied Silicone, Leather, and Leather Folio cases for the Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, but none yet for the Apple iPhone XR.
Silicone cases were found listed in Black, White, Stone, Midnight Blue, and Product RED colours. Leather cases were listed in Black, Taupe, Product RED, and Saddle Brown colours. Leather Folio cases were listed in Black, Green, Product RED, Cape Cod Blue, and Peony Pink colours.
Apple iPhone XS, XS Max, XR: Leaked Specifications
While that is all today’s leak informs us, there is a lot we know about the new Apple iPhones from previous leaks. The leaked specifications of the new Apple iPhones include the new A12 chipset by Apple, and a glass and aluminium body for all three handsets. The Apple iPhone XS will sport a 5.8-inch OLED display while the iPhone XS Max will be unveiled to flaunt a 6.5-inch OLED display.
The Apple iPhone XR, on the other hand, will come with a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display. This model is also said to have a 3GB RAM with 64GB and 256GB internal storage options. The Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will instead have a 4GB RAM and three internal storage options: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB. These two models will have a dual rear camera whereas the iPhone XR will have a single-lens rear camera. All three, however, get a single-sensor selfie shooter with Apple’s Face ID feature.