With less than a week to go until Apple’s next iPhone event it appears that most of the secrets are out. We now know that the largest phone Apple is going to announce, at 6.5-inches, will be called the iPhone XS Max. Reliable Apple site 9to5Mac broke the news about the name of the device, which will be the largest smartphone Apple has ever produced.
Previous rumours had suggested Apple may christen this device the iPhone XS Plus, but it now appears to have gone down the Pepsi route. The site says ‘two sources familiar with Apple’s marketing plans,’ confirmed the name and that the phone will be revealed alongside the standard iPhone XS which will continue the 5.8-inch sizing of the iPhone X.b Apple will also be revealing a cheaper model with a 6.1-inch LCD screen.
All three models will drop the home button and, therefore, the TouchID scanning technology. It will be replaced on all three models with the face-scanning FaceID that Apple introduced with the iPhone X last year. They are also believed to ship with a Lightning to USB-C dongle. Pricing is believed to range from £599 to £699 for that model, stepping up to £999 for the 5.8-inch iPhone XS and £1,049 for the iPhone XS Max.
After announcing the phones on September 12, there’s a strong chance Apple will open the pre-orders on September 14 and have them on sale by September 21. Tim Cook is also believed to be showing off the next version of the Apple Watch and possibly a new iPad Pro.