Cheaper new iPhone to be called iPhone XC

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This year Apple is expected to launch three iPhones out of which two will come with OLED display and one with LCD display. This goes against previous rumors that the largest iPhone would carry the "Max" moniker instead of plus, so take that as you will. The Apple Watch saw more than 38 per cent year-over-year growth, according to IDC, and a larger model could boost the device's prospects heading into the holiday season. The first is the nomenclature.

The product launches will begin on Wednesday in the Steve Jobs Theater at the company's Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California.

The Apple Watch has been a slow burn for the company, but has steadily grown in sales becoming a small but important part of Apple's sales shipping 3.5m devices in Q2 2018 according to data from Canalys, but still dwarfed by the 41m iPhones shipped in the same time period.

As with all things Apple, we'd advise you take all rumours with a pinch of salt because nothing is confirmed until CEO Tim Cook takes to the stage and lets us get a good look at his gadgets.

It makes sense considering that specific handset will allegedly come in different colours, much like the iPhone 5C a few years ago.

As a matter of cost cutting, the iPhone 9 will not be equipped with the OLED screen iPhone X got us used to, but with an LCD one. Among "suggested" names have been "iPhone X Plus", "iPhone XI" and "iPhone X2", but it's clear that the names are still a mystery.

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Oh, and you may have noticed "iPhone Xs Max" mentioned up there; that's the rumoured name of the 6.5-inch model.

Apple is set to unveil new iPhones, aiming to gain fresh momentum in the premium segment of a global smartphone market showing signs of fatigue. The report says that Apple "has considered" calling that one the "iPhone XR". The new phones landed in stores a week later on Friday, Sept. 22.

As Ars Technica suggests, it seems exceedingly likely that the event hosted by the tech titan on September 12 will focus nearly exclusively on the iPhone and Apple Watch consumer categories and all of the product lines contained within.

Apple may announce when its AirPower wireless charging pad will be available. This version of the MacBook would potentially feature Touch ID and no other major (read: pricy) features - that means no fancy Touch Bar.

The new phones will be "all display", meaning no buttons on the front - so it's pretty certain that you'll be unlocking your phone with your face if you buy any new iPhone in 2018.

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