We begin to know the pattern of Apple’s yearly iPhone keynote as it draws nearer. As we seen it happen countless times before, before we are introduced a new product, the company has to deal with rumors, leaks and misrepresentations that showcase how the device will look like, what will its features be or how much will it cost.
The naming blunder
However, until we see some information being leaked about Apple’s upcoming products, all of us have to use all sorts of pseudonyms and abbreviations which are used to put a difference between these next three products.
One of these names is the iPhone XS Plus, which is used to the highest-tier model, while the others are described by iPhone SE 2, the iPhone X2 or the iPhone 9. They represent nicknames which Apple uses so that fans can differentiate their upcoming products and not refer to them by their dimensions.
Although there is some evidence that backs up a few of these names, Apple is known for being secretive with revealing names. The iPhone X, for example, had its name revealed on the day of its launch.
The 6.5-inch model
This is the largest of the upcoming devices and it stuck with a name from the rumor mill, the iPhone X Plus. This is a tradition for Apple, ever since the iPhone 6 came out. Since then, after Apple launches a new flagship smartphone, it is soon followed by a ‘Plus’ version.
The 6.1-inch model
This is the budget smartphone and is dubbed the iPhone 9. Originally it was called iPhone SE 2, in honor of the previous SE budget version.
The 5.8-inch model
This is the successor of the iPhone X and it has a variety of names: iPhone XI, X2, 11 or XS. Neither of them stuck, although X2 has been used a bit more. We apparently have to wait and see the truth.