Apple's 2018 iPhones: Naming, specs, price, launch and availability

Judy Cobb
September 10, 2018

We'll find out properly (along with a showcase of whatever the inevitable gimmicky thing is) on September 12th at Apple's big announcement event. Both phones are also expected to continue with the Face ID feature on the front as well as dual-rear cameras at the back.

Apple has not launched a cheaper version of its iPhone since 2013's iPhone 5C, which took the guts of the previous generation iPhone 5 and placed them in a coloured plastic body.

The China Mobile leak lists the price for the iPhone XS Plus at 8388 yuan, which is exactly what the carrier charges for the iPhone X. This suggests that the USA price for the XS Plus will be the same as the iPhone X: $999.

We know nearly all of the specifications of the 2018 iPhones that are being announced this week, but the names remain something of a mystery.

Apple said at the time AirPower was "coming in 2018".

It might be just one of the new 2018 iPhone models – analysts believe it will be the one with a 6.1” LCD, the most affordable of the three.

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Yes, Apple will finally announce a dual SIM handset, ten years in the making, for the joy of Asia, Europe, and other places where using two SIM cards at once is a favorite pastime. So, there may be at least two dual SIM models.

The new software typically becomes available each fall, which means Apple will nearly certainly announce official release dates for each operating system at its event on September 12.

The glass back of the phone shows that, like last year's iPhone 8 series and the iPhone X, it will be capable of wireless charging.

Kuo also mentioned battery size for the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Plus which would be a 2 cell one, between 3000 to 3400 mAh in size.

We've been hearing about and clamoring for an iPhone that can support two carrier networks at once, and a recent dive into the iOS beta added more water in that rumor mill. The Plus version of the iPhone X will be named iPhone XS Plus.

And the iPhone XC price is... For example, Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi 6A at a starting price of Rs 5,999 and the device has Dual 4G support.

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