6 September, 2018
It’s been rumored for a while that Apple would be releasing two new OLED iPhone successors to the iPhone X this year — an upgraded 5.8-inch model, said to be called the iPhone XS, and a larger 6.5-inch version that is reportedly going to be called the “iPhone XS Max,” according to multiple sources speaking to 9to5Mac.
It’s a break from Apple’s usual naming conventions that it had introduced back in 2014 with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Many had expected that Apple would continue that practice with the iPhone XS and name the larger version the iPhone XS Plus, but it seems that that’s no longer the case.
In addition to the new moniker and larger size, the iPhone XS Max is expected to offer an even bigger battery than the smaller XS. Both phones will also reportedly see an internal spec boost over the current iPhone X, with a new A12 processor and 4GB of RAM.
Whatever the name may be, we’ll find out for sure when Apple officially announces things at its event on September 12th.