Multiple sources speaking to 9to5Mac have confirmed the new naming convention, which ties into previous reports suggesting Apple was planning to ditch the 8216;Plus8217; monicker this time around.
The more diminutive 5.8-inch OLED iPhone will go by the name iPhone Xs, the report says. The two Xs models are likely to introduce a new gold finish, but otherwise look identical to the 2017 iPhone X models in terms of overall design.
Apple introduced the 8216;Plus8217; naming convention back in 2014 when it launched its first pair of iPhones. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus convention endured right up to this year8217;s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. It8217;s not clear why Apple is opting for 8216;Max8217; – a term it has never used in this context before – but we8217;ll find out soon enough.
Beyond the iPhones, the company is expected to reveal the final versions of iOS 12, watchOS 5 and macOS Mojave. We8217;re also expecting a brand new Apple Watch Series 4 to take the stage. Recent leaks have shown a near-edge-to-edge display, sleeker button design and new watch faces that showcase a wider range of information.