On Thursday, Apple sent out invitations to its “Gather Round” event, where it is expected the company will announce three new iPhone models.
Two of those new iPhones are believed to be equipped with OLED displays. The first is a proper iPhone X successor, with a 5.8-inch display. The second will reportedly offer a 6.5-inch OLED panel. Both handsets will have minimized bezels, with a notch at the top to facilitate the TrueDepth camera system and Face ID.
Now, 9to5Mac has a quick report out following Apple’s announcement that reveals Apple’s two new OLED iPhones will actually share the same name: “iPhone XS”. Based on the information in the report, Apple will not be calling the bigger model the “iPhone XS Plus”, which some had speculated would be the case. Instead, the two handsets will have the same name, just different screen sizes.
The report is not information heavy. However, it does reveal that Apple will be launching a gold variant of the iPhone XS lineup this year. An image of the two handsets in their gold variant can be seen at the top of this article. A gold iPhone X was rumored for quite some time, but never came to light. It appears that Apple will have the gold variant ready to go this year, though.
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the naming scheme Apple will go with for its 2018 iPhone lineup. Those rumors started to coalesce into one idea, though, when a recent report indicated that this year would be considered an “S” upgrade cycle, suggesting Apple would be going with “iPhone XS” for at least the iPhone X’s followup. It is interesting that Apple will reportedly be using the same name, without a Plus addition, this year.
So, what do you think of the gold color teased in the image, and the “iPhone XS” branding?