Apple is set to call its 2018 iPhone lineup as iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR. Since the new models will be using the XS and Max branding, it is expected that these devices will come with more storage than their predecessors. It seems Apple will once again double the storage this year. Also Read - Apple iPhone 12 Mini could cost $700, lack 5G connectivity; Here’s everything we know about the compact smartphoneAlso Read - Apple Watch Series 3 users should wait before updating to watchOS 7; Here's why
According to leaked sitemap, Apple plans to double the storage to 512GB with the launch of iPhone XS this year. The iPhone XS with 5.8-inch display and iPhone XS Max with 6.5-inch display are both said to be offered in 512GB capacity this year. The details regarding storage capacity were found in a sitemap prematurely published by Apple. The sitemap had already confirmed that this year iPhones will be called iPhone XS, XS Max and XR and now, Steve Troughton-Smith has revealed more details including storage of these models. Also Read - Apple to stop charging App Store fees from Facebook till 31 December
Not only do we know the product names from that sitemap, but all the available variants, sizes and colors. That’s a lot of iPhone Xr’s! pic.twitter.com/hnYpyObMAw
Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) September 12, 2018
With the launch of iPhone X last year, Apple took a rather strange decision of limiting storage options to just two. With the 2018 iPhone lineup, the company is returning to three storage tiers. The iPhone XR, the cheaper model with LCD display will be offered with 64GB or 128GB or 256GB internal storage.
The 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhone XS will also start with 64GB of storage but the next upgrade will offer 256GB and then 512GB of internal storage. With 512GB of internal storage, Apple iPhone users will be able to have more memory on their mobile device than their laptop. Apple’s sitemap has also revealed color variants for these devices.
As rumored, Apple plans to offer the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max in three different colors this year. These models will come in gold color in addition to black and silver versions seen on last year’s model. However, if you fancy colorful smartphone then you should look no further than the iPhone XR. The cheaper version is said to arrive in six different colors, namely black, white, red, coral, yellow and blue.
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Apple’s product event is scheduled to start at 10AM Pacific Time or 10.30PM IST. Ahead of the launch, a lot has been uncovered about Apple’s plans for this year. The company has slipped up information about the new devices on its website. The new iPhone XR is rumored to be priced at $699 (around Rs 50,300) while the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are expected to be priced at $799 (around Rs 57,500) and $999 (around Rs 71,900) respectively.