According to a case maker, Apple might be changing up its iPhone names with the new generation.
According to a listing on a case maker ESR’s website (via 9to5Mac) reveals Apple will allegedly release an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The trio of devices are expected to be unveiled at an official event sometime in September.
Apparently, the iPhone 11 will be the successor to the iPhone XR and feature a 6.1-inch LCD display. The iPhone XS successor, meanwhile, will be known as iPhone 11 Pro and the next iPhone XS Max will carry the iPhone 11 Pro Max name. Both devices will feature the same size screens as the existing models.
While the last of these names is just as clunky as the infamous triple camera design that’s widely circulating online, the changes from the last generation likely reveal a renewed focus on the more affordable model of the range, along with the end of the Roman numerals. Apple could also eliminate some consumer confusion now that the iPhone portfolio has expanded to three new phones every year instead of just two.
Just because a case maker has listed names in internal documentation doesn’t make it true. As 9to5Mac correctly points out, a lot of these case makers base their information on supply chain info and leaks, so this is likely just a guess on ESR’s part.
The new iPhones are expected to feature the same relative screen sizes as the current models: 6.1 inches for the iPhone 11, 5.8 inches for the Pro, and 6.5 for the Pro Max. They’re also expected to have similar designs to the current generation, save for the new square-shaped camera module with three lenses on the Pros, and two on the cheapest model.