on its website, just hours before the company is due to
officially announce them at its “Gather
Round” event later today.
The names “iPhone XS,” “XS Max,” and “XR” were first spotted by
ATH in a product sitemap
XML file hosted on Apple.com. The names are linked to
new products that come with AppleCare support and are
associated with phone cases, seemingly confirming Apple’s
official nomenclature for its 2018 iPhone lineup.
The XML file also reveals new Apple cases for the iPhone XS and
iPhone XS Max devices that come in both silicon and leather,
with midnight blue, white, black, stone, and Product RED colors
set to be available.
Two days ago,
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reported that Apple would
introduce the three widely rumored new iPhones using the
now-leaked names: a 5.8-inch model named “iPhone Xs,” a larger
6.5-inch model named “iPhone Xs Max,” and a lower-priced
6.1-inch model that Apple would call “iPhone Xr”.
Other rumored names for the less expensive 6.1-inch LCD had
included “iPhone 9” and “iPhone
Xc,” harkening back to the iPhone 5c that came in multiple
colors. Apple’s 6.1-inch iPhone XR is expected to feature an
LCD display and a single-lens camera to keep costs lower than
the two OLED devices.
Apple is set to unveil the new 6.1-inch iPhone XR alongside the
5.8-inch OLED iPhone Xs and the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs Max at
an event that will take place later today at 10:00 a.m. Pacific
Time. For full details on what to expect when the new iPhones
debut, make sure to check out our
Update: Apple has since pulled the XML site
map from its servers.