iPhone Xc gets photographed from the rear just one day before Apple's event

iPhone Xc gets photographed from the rear just one day before Apple's event
Tomorrow will undeniably be one of the biggest days in tech so far this year and, with just over 24 hours to go before Apple’s event officially commences, the brand’s 6.1-inch iPhone Xc (or iPhone Xr or iPhone 9) appears to have been spotted from the rear. 

Overall, it’s fair to say that the design is rather similar to last year’s iPhone 8. In fact, at first glance, it’s hard to tell which is which. Fortunately, though, there are some key design differences that revolve around the camera.

Although the iPhone Xc is set to retain a single rear sensor, the actual size of the new camera is now much bigger and ultimately sits slightly closer to the top-left corner of the rear panel. In addition to this, the metal ring that wraps around it is now completely flat and forms a 90-degree angle with the glass. For comparison, last year’s iPhone 8 made use of a much subtler ring which curved gradually into the rear panel. One final telltale sign is also the positioning of the microphone and dual-tone LED flash below the camera. After all, with last year's model, they previously sat on the right side of the sensor.

In terms of pricing and availability, the iPhone Xc is expected to cost $749 and will be available to pre-order this Friday, September 14. Following this, shipments will begin just seven days later on September 21. But it’s worth noting that this particular model will reportedly only be available in limited quantities initially, so some delays are to be expected. When it comes to the colors, the device depicted in the image is wearing the brand's Space Grey color. However, consumers are expected to gain access to a wide range of other options upon launch including red, blue, and pink.

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  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A12 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2490 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2942 mAh(25h talk time)

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27 Comments

1. darkwintercloud

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 04, 2017

This is really sad... After all, they really seem to not care that much about design changes, besides the screen that the line will be all "X like", the housing design remains about the same since iPhone 6... This is really a step foward? I dont think so... The balance that the iPhone X design have is really good, but man... This notch thing really came to stay, didnt it? Dawn you Apple

2. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

What is wrong in this design?

4. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

It's boring

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

I'm curious. Is there anything in life you don't like, other than Samsung and Android fans? Because you seem to always have an issue when someone says they do not like "something" about the iPhone. Guess what? We all don't have to like or dislike what you feel we should Again, thats always the issue with apple fans who have an inferiority complex. The design is boring. It's been used since the iPhone 6. All that has changed is the Notch in the display. But you guys will be the first to post Samsung using a design 2 years in a row, but ignore the fact Apple use the same design since 9/2014.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

He LITERALLY only asked a question. Try not to bust a ball, TechieXP.

27. darkwintercloud

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 04, 2017

Just the fact that they stay too much time with the same design. Take a trip back on the older iPhones. They launched the OG iPhone, good design for the time, some down sides were the bad camera quality in comparison with the others manufacters, no flash, but still a good looking phone, then they changed the design on the 3G. The phone stayed the same on the 3Gs. Then they made the beautiful 4G, for the time it was a ground breaking design, then they made the same with the 4S. Then changed again for the 5G, which was a beautiful phone, then the 5S... Changed again with the 6G, and then they got stuck in time with the same design for about 5 years in a row, the X have a pretty darn good screen but then it have the notch. Man... Looking from the back, from the iPhone 6 to iPhone X, the ONLY difference, beside the glass back, is the freaking camera. They really didnt changed anything, just the structure, but the appearence is the same, for about 5 freaking years, and people still buy it, why the hell no ones complain about it like they do on another OEMs? Why everyone loves the iPhone X design but then 90% of the oems use the freaking notch and everybody go nuts? Its a bad design choice, for ANY oem, even for Apple, but people just want to say oem X copy pasted Apple design, but Apple in the first place created this monster that literally cut a video view, this thing is so ridiculous that you cant even view the battery percentage. What is the point of that? Cant they just "push" the face ID sensors above the display and let the screen have a normal porportion? Jesus Christ... Only a blind cant see this curse

3. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think Apple nailed it with the clean, unassuming, perfectly rounded edge design they have. No need to change it, for the sake of change.

5. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

And no need to upgrade, as my IPhone 8 looks exactly the same. Smh

6. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Then don't? Who's forcing you? Moreover iPhone 8 is still one of the fastest phone around.

11. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I didn't say anyone was forcing me. They couldn't if they wanted. 1000 for this? Enjoy that...lol

9. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Never knew anyone that upgraded phones solely due to appearance. Not judging, I can’t afford that.

12. John-Knotts

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

I don't. I upgrade when there is a reason to. I'll keep my money.

16. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

That's a lie. Most people upgraded to the iPhone 6 because of its change In appearance. You may not know them personally, but you can safely assume many did.

7. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Not from a usability perspective, in my opinion. Glass front and back with rounded aluminum sides = bar of soap. Apple went with aluminum and rounded edges a while back because their usability and design experts concluded those shapes and materials felt good in the hand. It's why their MBP line went this way. But practicality also has to fit into the usability decisions. There's still plenty of room for improvement.

8. rouyal

Posts: 1567; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I think you meant from a ‘personal’ perspective. The iPhone, with its smooth curves, is one of the most grip friendly phones I’ve used. The way it molds into the hand gives the most surface area to hold, and feels great too :) At least that’s my experience with the 4.7” iphone with a slim tpu or leather case that keeps the curves...., there’s no phablet or plus phone that I feel offers a good grip.

18. RoyalMike unregistered

The article says that the design is same like iphone 8 instead of saying that the design is same as iphone 6 lol which was 2014 I guess..

10. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 156; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

Apple will nail it again, everyone will go crazy and buy them.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 3871; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not everyone. Some don't want the limitations

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 6618; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I have asked some other side how am I limited with my iPhone and he didn't knew what to say; I'm asking you the same question.

22. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

3.5mm jack and microSD for starter.. That's my opinion, you can't argue with that.

24. Leo_MC

Posts: 6618; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

AirPods and Cloud (I need to listen to sounds, I on't care if they come through the cable or wireless; I need to store things and have access to it, I don't care that I store them online or on a card). Using AirPods, I don't nee to take out my headset from one phone to stick them into another. Using cloud, I don't have to copy the same file on 4 different device when I need to access it; also, sharing is easy: in 10 sec the person I send the file to has access to it, no need to copy it, no need to send a sd card with the regular mail, if the person is located in another corner of the world, no need to waste time in traffic to get the card to a client etc. So, not only I'm not limited (unless you're saying I can't connect my phone to a hundred year old speaker my grandma used to have), but I'm actually using my phone in a smart way. What else?

26. Leo_MC

Posts: 6618; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

OMG, I have written that reply on an Android SwiftKey keyboard: although it is way better in personalization, it is miles behind the iOS version in functionality...

14. mixedfish

Posts: 1544; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

And you get an extra large camera hump to go with the notch.

17. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

What funny is how they all use to attack Samsung over the camera bump, which was at least ce Teresa where the phone wobbles equally on both sides. Having the bump in the corner is a complete design failure. Yet they claim the iPhone design is so clean vs other oems. Apple is pretty much the only big OEM still having pertruding parts on their phone.

20. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

How many alts do you have?

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3099; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Less than yours.

25. kiko007

Posts: 7490; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I don’t have any alts, actually, because I’m not a pussy. Literally all my commentary comes from this account and this account alone. Now run along back to that Sammy exec you’re fellating.

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