iPhone (2018) naming scheme allegedly leaks: iPhone Xc, Xs, and Xs Plus

iPhone (2018) naming scheme allegedly leaks: iPhone Xc, Xs, and Xs Plus
This Wednesday, Apple is expected to unveil its brand-new iPhone lineup. By now, almost all details surrounding the trio of smartphones are known. However, one thing that has remained pretty unclear since the very beginning is how Apple will choose to brand its new devices. Thanks to a leaked China Mobile presentation, though, this appears to have been cleared up.

Although initial rumors made mention of the iPhone 9 moniker when it came to the budget 6.1-inch model, the China Mobile presentation claims that the Silicon Valley-based giant will actually offer the smartphone as the iPhone Xc. Now, at this moment in time, it’s unclear exactly why Apple has opted for this name. However, it could be a direct reference to 2013’s iPhone 5c. After all, just as expected from the iPhone Xc, this model acted as a cheaper and more colorful offering upon its release.

Elsewhere in Apple’s lineup, the presentation reconfirms a previous report that claimed that Apple’s iPhone X successor would be branded as the iPhone Xs. Interestingly, though, it contradicts recent reports relating to the iPhone Xs Max branding by stating that the largest model will actually be sold under the iPhone Xs Plus moniker.

Aside from the new names, the presentation also reconfirms that Apple’s new devices will be available to purchase starting September 21. Additionally, it confirms the official pricing in China but, due to taxes and import tariffs, these numbers don't confirm the US pricing.

As this is simply a leak at this point, these names could still be inaccurate – they could potentially just be placeholders in use until Apple reveals the official monikers. However, due to the fact that carries tend to receive information ahead of time, there’s a high chance that these will indeed be the final names of Apple’s 2018 iPhones.

source: Weibo (translated) via Slashleaks

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29 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Eh, I keep seeing it as iPhone eks and so now it's iPhone excess, which ironically makes sense.

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6491; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Excess speculation prior to a release. Can't wait for these things to be officially unveiled. Price goes up and price goes down. Gonna be named this...nope gonna the other thing instead.

16. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Was thinking the exact same thing. I hate when companies use Roman numerals, as if they are so clever. It's worn out and unprofessional. I know it's supposed to be iPhone 10, but will always read it as 'ecks'.

20. Vokilam

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I always and still say “I have iPhone Eks”

19. Vokilam

Posts: 1092; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

So you probably also pronounced iPhone 6s as iPhone “Success” - which was also correct. And Samsung was Called S6 - “sucks” for short. Your logic, not mine.

2. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

If they put the latest Apple processor in the XC and keep the price under $700, Apple will have a winner in their hands. Dual cameras are a nonsense anyway, once good camera is more than enough.

8. joshuaswingle

Posts: 489; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

It's supposedly going to ship with the Apple A10

11. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

If it's name is Xc then it may come with last year's procesor. Just like 5c.

14. Phullofphil

Posts: 1746; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

If good enough is what your looking for than you are in the market for a midrange phone ore last years models

18. Cat97

Posts: 1766; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

But there is no Apple midrange without ugly bezels.

21. Phullofphil

Posts: 1746; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

This years iPhone X will be cheap

25. midan

Posts: 2574; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"Dual cameras are a nonsense anyway, once good camera is more than enough." Wrong, most used camera feature of my X is 2x zoom, you can't do that with one cam without losing quality and littlebit of zoom can make all the difference in many situations.

3. Subie

Posts: 2295; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Joshua, I believe the iPhone 5c was from 2013 not 2015.

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 489; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Oops, I didn't notice that mistake. It's been corrected. Thanks!

4. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1504; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Xc= SE 2 ???

12. Loveneesh

Posts: 424; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

No it means iphone X Colors (Cheap). SE means special edition(smaller edition), SE2 may come in next year in May or June as a iphone 8 with new hardware i guess.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30832; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Those names make perfect sense. That Xs Max crap was soooooo stupid. These actually fit.

9. baldilocks

Posts: 1452; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

What's it going to be tomorrow?

22. Phullofphil

Posts: 1746; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Rumors are like opinions and butholes. Everybody has them and there full of crap

28. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

Speak for yourself kiddo. That phrase has been used and abused, try to be original next time.

10. Joosty

Posts: 464; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Xc, hmm

13. cmdacos

Posts: 3871; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

eXtra Small Plus all the way!! The eks cheap will be a hit too

15. whatev

Posts: 2129; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

This is better than the XS Max, but the S must go, they should name it iPhone XI or eleven or something, next year the naming scheme will be a mess because of this

17. Soundjudgment

Posts: 370; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Now all the Tech Channels on YT will be crying that they have been pushing the 'Max' name all week long.

23. Phullofphil

Posts: 1746; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I want the big one

24. thxultra

Posts: 439; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

That is what she said :)

26. japkoslav

Posts: 1424; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

iPhone XXX for XXXX amount of $$$, where you can watch XXX videos. Oh, you can write sir? No worry just let me lead your hand ... X ... that is s good signature.

27. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

If the Apple iPhone Xc came with an A8 processor it would still be fast than any Android phone out there. With iOS 12 other mobile manufacturers can hang their heads in shame.

29. japkoslav

Posts: 1424; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Hopefully, they can hang their heads, unlike iOS11 bug fest where they could not stop laughing.

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