According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple will be using 'S' naming for phones, also dropping Plus branding.
For the new iPhones coming out this year, Apple will be keeping the iPhone X design, but the phones will boast new features, prices and sizes. Some inside Apple are apparently calling this year an 'S year' - the branding that Apple has given the iPhones with the same design but new features inside. Significant new features are to come next year, say the people, that asked to not be identified.
Some of our recent articles on the 2018 iPhones:
Firstly, the new high-end iPhone will have a 6.5" display, OLED, and will be Apple's largest phone ever. It will keep the same premium look as the iPhone X. The difference is that the screen will allow the user to view two apps at once - a split view we've seen before.
Secondly, the upgrade to the iPhone X will keep the 5.8" display, OLED, and will have a new processor and camera. The design, once again, will stay the same.
Thirdly, the most significant iPhone this year will be the new, cheaper budget model, to replace the iPhone 7 and 8. It will look like the iPhone X but have a larger 6.1 inch screen, with an LCD panel rather than OLED, and have aluminium edges (not stainless steel). It will contain the new processor, most likely, but the camera will have a less significant upgrade.
The iPhones are expected to be coming in a wider range of colours this year, too.
Part of the report focuses on the naming of this year's iPhones. Whilst planning, Apple have altered the names a few times. It has considered 'iPhone Xs', indicating an upgrade to the 2017 model. However, the company thought heavily about removing the "Plus" branding for the larger model. Apple has used the 'Plus' branding since the iPhone 6 Plus in 2014, but the final names could be different.
The new iPhone lineup has presented Apple with a naming conundrum, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. The company will be selling three phones that look similar and all have Face ID. But the cheapest model will be larger than the mid-range version, potentially confusing consumers
They report too that Apple has worked on updated AirPods, a new Apple Watch which we know about and revamped iPad Pro lineup.
The Apple Watch Series 4 will have an edge-to-edge display, with a similar size to previous models, making the straps compatible with the new version.
The iPad Pro will gain an iPhone X-like display, with no home button and will have Face ID. iOS 12 brings gestures to the iPad, so this has been basically confirmed.
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