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New leak suggests that Apple’s entry-level phone will be called the iPhone XC

New leak suggests that Apple’s entry-level phone will be called the iPhone XC


Another leak hints at three new colors

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Image: Ben Geskin

Apple’s “Gather Round” event is coming up this week, in which we’re expecting to see what the company has in store for its products this fall. Among the reveals we’re expecting to see are three new iPhones: an updated version of the iPhone X, a larger version, and a cheaper, 6.1-inch LCD version, which a new leak suggests will be called the iPhone XC.

As this week’s event has come ever closer, we’ve seen reports that suggested that the successor to the iPhone X would be called the iPhone XS, while the larger iPhone X model will be called the unwieldy iPhone XS Max,

A slide purported to be from a Chinese carrier’s marketing presentation has been circulating on the Chinese social media site Weibo (via Macotakara and 9to5Mac), suggests that the lineup will be the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Plus, and the iPhone XC, which feels a bit more in line with Apple’s traditional naming conventions. The slide also lists the Chinese prices for the phones, which 9to5Mac extrapolates to $699 for the iPhone XC, $900 for the iPhone XS, and $1,000 for the iPhone XS Plus.

Another leak showed off potential colors for the iPhone XC. Ben Geskin posted a series of pictures of prototypes on Twitter that purport to show off the XC in red, white, and blue colors.

As always, it’s possible that these reports could be inaccurate or doctored, but we’ll find out for sure on September 12th during Apple’s event.