It was recently reported that Apple was facing a conundrum on how to brand this year’s iPhones. It would seem that the company might have painted themselves into a corner when they decided on the iPhone X name last year, leaving many to speculate as to what this year’s model could be called.
Now according to a report from 9to5Mac, not only has the potential name for 2018’s iPhones been revealed to be the iPhone XS, but renders of the device have been leaked as well. The render you see above is apparently not a mockup and was obtained by the publication. Based on how it’s been designed, it looks like it is an official Apple image that would have most likely found its way onto its website.
The render shows both models, the rumored smaller 5.8-inch iPhone XS which is expected to largely retain the design of last year’s iPhone X, and the larger 6.5-inch model, which judging by the renders is noticeably bigger. Note that the 5.8-inch iPhone X technically has a larger display than the previous Plus models, but it was a “taller” and narrower display, which ultimately made it feel smaller.
For those who might have been put off by that, the 6.5-inch model could be a worthy alternative. Apple has since confirmed that they will be hosting an event on the 12th of September in which we expect the new iPhones and also the new Apple Watch Series 4 smartwatch to be announced.