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Developer Finds ‘iPhone xx’ Reference in Xcode Ahead of 2018 iPhone Debut [u]

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While we are only about three weeks away from Apple unveiling its three highly-anticipated iPhones, a new reference discovered in Apple’s Xcode 10 software may confirm the existence of at least one of these new models.

According to Brazilian developer Guilherme Rambo (), the code contains references to an “iPhone xx” in the Xcode 10 thinning options with its model identifier being iPhone9,7.

First of all, it’s important to keep in mind that Apple is most likely using the name “iPhone xx” as a placeholder for a forthcoming model — the Cupertino company will likely not be releasing an iPhone 20 or an iPhone XX this year.

The “iPhone xx” model number appears in a list of modern iPhone referenced by marketing names after the iPhone X — the sorting order is alphabetical, not by generation. For example, the iPhone SE appears after the iPhone 8 Plus, a signifier that this “iPhone xx” isn’t necessarily a “higher-end” phone than the iPhone X.

Ramob does expect this model to have an iPhone X design featuring Face ID and a nearly-bezel-less screen, shipped in multiple colors, lack 3D touch, and lack a dual-camera on the back.

Additionally, Rambo detailed that the processor associated with this model is actually the A10 — the same chip used in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. So far, Apple is expected to release three new iPhones this year — a 5.8-inch OLED, 6.1-inch LCD, and 6.5-inch OLED — but a model that features an A10 chip is not expected. Could this be a successor to the iPhone SE?

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