With Apple’s ‘Gather Round’ keynote just a few days away, we’re coming down to the wire concerning the leaks and speculation surrounding the event.
The latest news, which comes courtesy of leaker Ben Deskin ‘@VenyaGeskin1,’ as first reported by 9to5Mac, reveals that Apple will reportedly name its often-rumoured entry-level 6.1-inch LCD smartphone, the iPhone XC. This is the first time information regarding the name of the more affordable smartphone has appeared.
iPhone Xc (6.1” LCD) clones/dummy models in new colors. pic.twitter.com/RybRhE7XSO
— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) September 6, 2018
If the leaked images are accurate, the iPhone XC will be available in red, white and blue. Other rumours surrounding the smartphone hint that it will feature 3GB of RAM, rather than the 4GB included with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Also, the device will likely ditch Apple’s 3D Touch pressure-sensitive technology, as well as wireless Qi charging.
There’s also a leaked slide pulled from a China-based carrier marketing presentation circulating on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform. This slide tips that Apple’s smartphone lineup will consist of the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Plus — rather than the iPhone XS Max moniker — and the iPhone XC.
For a comprehensive round-up of rumours and speculation surrounding Apple’s upcoming fall hardware event, following this link.
Image credit: Ben Deskin ‘@VenyaGeskin1’