Tech bloggers had furiously been guessing at what Apple will name its newest iPhone. Will the biggest iPhone yet, the successor to the iPhone X, really be called the Xs? Now we know.
Apple, one of the most secretive technology companies in the world, has strived to keep the names of its latest flagship phones secret until they are officially announced.
But just a few hours before annual September unveiling of the company’s latest devices on Wednesday, an Apple website leak gave fans confirmation of the long-rumoured handle of the iPhone X successor: the iPhone Xs.
The larger version of the phone, which is Apple’s most expensive phone and among its largest, has been dubbed the iPhone Xs Max, while the cheaper model, and successor to the iPhone 8, will be called the iPhone Xr.
The naming was discovered ahead of the official announcement by tech blog allthings.how hidden in the sitemap of Apple’s website, which was updated hours before the start of the event. The various URLs referencing new product names were confirmed by other tech blogs before being removed.
This finally puts an end to speculation whether Apple would announce an entirely new generation of phone or continue in its tradition of giving the previous generation the “S” upgrade to make an iPhone Xs.