Apple’s 2019 iPhone naming scheme may have just leaked. The firm is rumoured to be releasing an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 R and an iPhone 11 Pro instead of a Plus or Max as in previous years.
This leak comes from iPhone leaker CoinX and MacRumors who have also independently received a tip on this (worth noting the nature of anonymous tipsters on the internet mean that these may just be the same person.)
These three iPhones are expected to come with a 6.5 inch and 5.8 inch display for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, while the 11R keeps the 6.1 inch display of the iPhone XR. Each phone is expected to add another camera, with he 11 jimping up to a triple-lens while the 11R becomes a dual-lens device. Larger batteries and iOS 13 are de rigeur.
“Pro” for iPhone? Crazy naming schemes over the past few years.
— CoinX (@coxxin) August 10, 2019
Apple isn’t innovating some crazy naming scheme, it’s borrowing from Android OEMs at this point. Samsung has an S10, S10 Plus, and S10e. Huawei has a P30, P30 Pro, and P30 Lite. The OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7Pro and OnePlus 7T are another example of this scheme. Of course, the firm does use Pro branding for its iPads and laptops, so it could also be that.
Apple has yet to announce an iPhone event for its new handset, but it is rumoured to be coming sometime in September. Well, not so much rumoured as expected due to years of habit, but anything can change.