APPLE has accidentally revealed the names of three new iPhone models – including the previously unknown iPhone XR.
The names were discovered buried inside the code that makes up Apple's official website, just hours before Apple's iPhone launch event.
This code has now been pulled from Apple's site, but was captured by tech sites AllThingsHow and The Verge.
New models were referenced in several places in Apple's site code – including for offers on AppleCare.
AppleCare, a payment plan to cover iPhone repairs, was listed as being offered for the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone XR.
Those first two names have already been heavily leaked, but the latter is a brand new model name. Importantly, all three models aren't strictly public knowledge (yet).
The sitemap also listed a range of leather and silicone cases for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
These cases were available in colours like White, Midnight Blue, Product Red, Taupe, Black, and Stone.
None of the actual pages for these products are (or were) live on the official Apple website.
But the details were view-able within the sitemap, likely in preparation for tonight's launch.
This evening, at 6pm UK time, Apple will host a major press event where we're expecting to see three new iPhone models launched.
New iPhones 2018 – what should you expect?
Here are the predictions from top analysts at TrendForce…
- The company plans to introduce three new iPhone models later this year
- All three models would continue to feature Face ID, and two of them would be premium versions with an AMOLED screen
- In terms of tech specs, the new iPhones may include two AMOLED versions, with a size of 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch respectively, as well as a less expensive 6.1-inch version with an LCD screen
- For the budget 6.1-inch LCD version, it will come with Face ID, Dual-SIM function, and a larger screen than its predecessor iPhone 8
- The 6.1-inch LCD model would be positioned by Apple’s main product this year, with a production share of around 50% in the new iPhone series
- As for the two premium AMOLED versions, they would both feature a memory content of 4GB
- The 6.5-inch AMOLED version would target at the premium business segment, with an extra-large screen and Dual-SIM service, but the Dual-SIM function is expected to be available only in certain regions
- All three models are expected to be shipped in September and October as previously scheduled
All three are expected to borrow the swanky all-screen design introduced with the iPhone X last year.
That means they're also all likely to boast Apple's hi-tech Face ID feature, which uses facial recognition to identify you – allowing your phone to be unlocked.
One model is expected to be slightly cheaper, boasting a 6.1-inch LCD screen, and costing between £599 and £699. This may be the iPhone XR.
Another more premium model is rumoured as the iPhone XS, and is expected to tout a 5.8-inch OLED display – probably costing £899.
Finally, a third (and very large) 6.5-inch model, possibly called the iPhone XS Max, is tipped as costing at least £999.
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It's all but certain that Apple will also provide details around its big iOS 12 iPhone and iPad software update.
The update was announced back in June, but should arrive on your iPhone in the coming days – pending a release date confirmation from Apple tonight.
Other gadgets in the pipeline for a reveal tonight include a new iPad Pro, an Apple Watch 4, and possibly new AirPods wireless earbuds.
We've asked Apple for comment and will update this story with any response.
What are you hoping to see from this year's new iPhone models? Let us know in the comments!
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