Entry-level 2018 iPhone will be called iPhone 9?

We’re a couple of days away before the big iPhone launch where Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhones. Up to this point, the names of the new devices have been speculated to death – iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Plus/Max, iPhone Xc. The latest leak though, has revealed that the entry-level model may be called iPhone 9, and not iPhone Xc as previously believed.

Why iPhone 9 and not iPhone Xc? To be honest, iPhone Xc makes a lot of sense, in line with Apple’s cheap and cheerful iPhone 5c.

However, Apple looks to be continuing its two-family line-up – the iPhone X kept separate from the “regular” sequence. Although if I were to nitpick, the “tock” upgrade should be named iPhone 8s and not iPhone 9.

Naming conventions aside, the iPhone 9 is said to have new colour options including red, cobalt blue, orange and space grey.

The entry-level iPhone 9 will sport an 6.1-inch LCD Retina Display and a single rear camera. Details are still up in the air regarding the processor and the amount of memory offered in the iPhone 9, but it is likely that the phone will share similar firepower as the iPhone Xs and Xs Plus/Max.

The new iPhones will purportedly have dual-SIM options, but speculated to be only for China, marking the first time an iPhone is dual-SIM capable. Android has had this ability for years.

Pricing-wise, analysts believe the iPhone 9 will be offered at around USD600-USD700, while the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max will retail at USD899 and USD999 respectively.

Apple will launch the new iPhone family (and then some) on 12 September 2018. Stay tuned for more updates.

So, what do you think? Are you excited about the new iPhones?

By Vernon

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