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There’s less than a week to go until Apple’s September Event will reveal all, but in the meantime, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive.
The latest leaks from sources close to the marketing team, according to 9to5Mac, suggest that this year’s 6.5-inch iPhone will be called the iPhone Xs Max. We heard last week that the premium model would be called the iPhone Xs, but until now had assumed the larger upgrade would use the familiar “Plus” moniker. It’s expected that this Max model will be the flagship iPhone this year; it will be interesting to see if it includes any exclusive features the smaller handsets don’t.
Another rumor states that the standard iPhone Xs will retail for considerably less than the iPhone X did last year, starting around $800 as opposed to $1,000. We’re not so sure about a price drop this significant, but $900 seems more likely. We also expect the Xs Max to break the thousand-dollar barrier, but it’s encouraging to hear that Apple is thinking about moving its prices down instead of up.
Meanwhile, we’ve still not heard much about the third “budget” model expected to be unveiled this Wednesday. What we do know is that it’s almost certain to rock a 6.1-inch LCD display and include Face ID capabilities. It’s also thought to come in around the $700 mark, which should help it compete better with mid-range Android devices.
Make sure to keep an eye on our newsfeed next week as we’ll bring you everything you need to know from Apple’s event, where we’re also expecting information on the Apple Watch S4 and a brand new iPad Pro design.