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

Gerald Bowen
September 7, 2018

Apart from the name, iPhone XS Max is also rumoured to have a bigger battery compared to iPhone XS.

The company has remained coy about the release date, specs, pricing and just about everything else. We heard last week that the new 5.8-inch OLED phone will be called the iPhone Xs.

Next Wednesday, Apple will be holding its annual event where the firm will announce new iPhones.

Let's get the pricing out of the way first because this is what potential new iPhone buyers would like to know more than anything else.

Apple is said to be working on three new iPhones for this year. It will be replaced on all three models with the face-scanning FaceID that Apple introduced with the iPhone X past year.

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But still, despite Apple's marketing and insistence on pronouncing last year's iPhone X as iPhone 10 - X is the Roman numeral for 10, and it was the 10th-anniversary iPhone - lots of people still called it "the iPhone Ex". But, while the iPhone Xs and Xs Max come with OLED displays, the iPhone 9 should have an LCD screen (and lack some features in order to keep costs relatively low).

Same specs as the iPhone XS?

While it would be nice if Apple prices its 2018 iPhone lineup aggressively, Apple has never been shy about placing a premium price tag on its products.

The fix program does not include iPhone 8 Plus models, or any other models experiencing similar issues. The iPhone XS will probably have a higher starting storage option and more RAM to compete with other devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

The name iPhone XS Max just sounds odd, nearly something the company is putting out there in an attempt to catch leakers.

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