5-inch OLED iPhone XS will reportedly drop "Plus" name

5-inch OLED iPhone XS will reportedly drop

Multiple sources suggest that Apple plans to introduce three new iPhone models in 2018.

Apple will be releasing three smartphones namely the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Plus and the iPhone 9. The iPhone XS series will be available in gold, which the iPhone X wasn't, and could possibly have dual-SIM card capabilities, reported by Bloomberg. At an event on September 14, 2018, the Cupertino giant will be taking the veil off its new models in iPad, iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch. For the past few months, rumors, speculation, and leaks have given us some insight into what we should expect when Apple CEO Tim Cook and company take the stage next week to announce the new iPhones.

Last week we got the first purported renders of the upcoming high-end iPhones, along with the rumored name for the smaller model with an OLED screen - iPhone Xs.

Apple is also rumored to be toying with the idea of launching an iPhone with an LCD display. The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max are expected to come in the usual three colour options. All three of the new iPhones have Smart HDR and Portrait Mode with Depth Control features however, despite the XR only featuring one sensor.

Reliable Apple site 9to5Mac broke the news about the name of the device, which will be the largest smartphone Apple has ever produced. It is expected to have the same notched screen on iPhone X. The images also show a bit of the bottom edge of the phone with a Lightning jack and speaker grilles. The storage also stays at 512GB, while there is no information on the battery capacity as yet. The company will try to keep manufacturing costs down for the rumoured 6.1-inch LCD iPhone 9 by using a single-lens primary camera, reducing RAM, ditching 3D Touch support, and use the less-expensive LCD panel instead of an OLED screen. If it indeed comes, it may start off with the iPhone XS Max before upgrading to other devices in the future. Reportedly, new iPhones will have an edge-to-edge display with slim bezels, Face ID and no home button. Both the models are likely to be called iPhone XS with one featuring an OLED display.

The company hasn't confirmed the details yet, but Apple's new iPhones have already leaked out ahead of the media event at Steve Jobs Theater next week. One of these cases, which the Redditor describes as a "6.1 iPhone case" appears to be only slightly taller and perhaps a little wider than the actual iPhone.