Apple has been dropping hints about its next releases for months. They tried to hide them inside their iOS 12 but now it seems that the company is no longer hiding anything. By accident or not, Apple revealed an official image of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus for everyone’s eyes.
The official credit is of 9to5Mac and Guilherme Rambo, the seemingly infallible tipster, who got his hands on a finalized press photo of the new smartphones and we got confirmation of a new color as well. However, some might say that the image itself isn’t the most important discovery.
iPhone XS Model
We can see the follow-up to the 5.8-inch iPhone X and a new model which seems supersized (6.5 inches). Its specifications aren’t strangers to us and neither is the gold finish it features as Apple has tested it before, although without launching it, with the iPhone X. Both models can be seen featuring a notch. We might have missed this fact because there is a cleverly used wallpaper which might have obscured the view.
As we said, we aren’t exactly impressed by the image itself but by Apple’s choice of names. According to Rambo, both the supersized 6.5-inch model and the second generation 5.8 inch iPhone X will be called iPhone XS. This idea syncs with what Apple did the iPad Pro and the MacBook Pro, when two products differ in size got the same name.
Some may say that this will cause some problems when applied to smartphones. That may be because they feel that Apple has to provide easy identification between sizes. It may also provide a convoluted situation, where Apple will begin to name the phone’s successors as iPhone XI, XIS, XII, XIIS and so on.