Oh boy is it another day with another leak regarding the next series of iPhones. Earlier, leaks suggested that there would be three iPhones due to be announced at Apple’s keynote. The three iPhones leaked earlier were suspected to be called the iPhone XC, XS and XS Max. However, it seems like the iPhone XR could actually be a thing.
[CORRECTION] 12/Sep/2018: Apple has announced the XS and XS Max, more details here.
Given that leaks have been suggesting that Apple has been baking three iPhones behind the curtain for a while now, it seems like the three iPhones due for announcement at Apple’s keynote would be the iPhone XR, XS and XS. I mean, really, the XS.
According to a datamine, through Apple’s website, it seems like Apple’s website has spilled the beans regarding Apple’s next-gen iPhones. The sitemap file obtained from Apple’s website reveals that our leaks have been contradictory from the leaks and in fact we should be seeing the iPhone XR launching with 64GB, 128GB and 256GB of internal storage. In addition to that, the sitemap file also suggests that the two other iPhones, namely the iPhone XS would carry the same model name and would pack up to 512GB of internal storage to compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9. What sets the two variants of the iPhone XS are simply the displays these devices pack. The iPhone XS is said to come with a 5.8-inch and a humongous 6.5-inch display.
While Samsung may continue to tease the fact that the Note 9 could pack up to 1TB of internal storage with the help of a MicroSD card, neither of these storage options are practical for now. But it seems like the war for storage numbers in now on.
I would be interested to see how these two giants, Samsung and Apple, influence the rest of the smartphone industry. It doesn’t seem like we’re too far off of seeing other device OEMs follow the same path, at least that’s what the Razer Phone 2’s leaks have been suggesting for a while.