A photo of an alleged slide from an internal Chinese mobile carrier presentation appeared on Weibo today that potentially reveals the naming convention for Apple’s imminent iPhone lineup as well as possible pricing details.
First spotted by Japanese tech blog MacOtakara, the China Mobile slide refers to the larger 6.5-inch OLED iPhone as “iPhone XS Plus”, casting doubt on earlier claims that the larger OLED iPhone will take the moniker “iPhone XS Max“. Meanwhile, the lower-spec 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is referred to as “iPhone XC”.
The last time Apple used “C” nomenclature in its smartphones was for 2013’s iPhone 5c, which was priced below the flagship iPhone 5 series and featured a plastic rear case available in blue, green, yellow, white, and pink colors.
Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the 6.1-inch iPhone to be available in red, blue, orange, gray, and white, while the 5.8 and 6.5-inch iPhone models will be available in just three colors – presumably silver, space gray, and gold.
Similar leaks allegedly sourced from China Mobile have been accurate in the past, but at present it’s impossible to verify that this one is legitimate.
Based on these leaks we have put together an expected pricing structure for the iPhone Xs in South Africa. These prices might very well change based on the fluctuations in the exchange rate.
|Model||Capacity||US Price||Expected SA Price|
|iPhone XR||64GB||$749||R12 999|
|iPhone XS||64GB||$999||R17 499|
|iPhone XS Max||64GB||$1099||R19 999|