A listing in the European Economic Commission reveals Apple’s staggering efforts in infiltrating the European market, thereby revealing new models that in the near future Apple is planning to release.
In a report by Consomac, one of the largest European tech websites, the Apple listings included three new flagship iPhone models namely: A19, A20 and A21. Based on the given numerous listings, A19 suggests an upgrade to the market version of the iPhone X, the A20 a second generation or update to the iPhone X concept, which measures at 5.8 inch, and the A21 suggests a new model: the iPhone X Plus model.
Consomac reports also that Apple enlisted these mobile devices to run on iOS 12, Apple’s newest operating system upgrade that is scheduled to be released on press releases on September, in line with their annual release of new flagship products for the particular year.
Another report by Twitter user Ben Geskin that all these phones will share the same notch as its predecessor iPhone X shows off. The dimensions of the phone are as follows: 5.8 inch (iPhone X upgrade), 6.1 inch (iPhone XI), and 6.5 inch (iPhone X+). All models also share same front panel features such as bezel-less screen, absence of the home button and the existence of the notch.
Speculations still revolve on two things: namely the nature of the screen and rumors on the transition of the lightning dock to USB type C on its charging cords.
Reports say that Apple will release these phones by using normal LCD screens instead of the usual OLED displays. Cutting costs is wildly being discussed as the main reason for this transition, as sales for its previously released models slapped their sales down. Also, it is also worth noting that Apple will absolutely will not price USD 1,000 for these models, since it may cause confusion among those who anticipate this release. In a sales aspect, Apple must have learned from its mistakes and decided to cut costs on manufacturing.
On the other hand, the Japanese Apple blog by the name of Macotakara confirms that this 2018, Apple will begin its transition of featuring USB-C tips on its connectors. Whilst it still features the typical lightning dock, Apple’s feature of the USB-C defines a step for Apple to open itself on open access technology. For countless occasions, Apple has been known to be a steel-gated operating software, so by this small step of the inclusion of the modern symbol of open access top files, Apple slowly opens itself to allow wired transfer of files.
Prices are still speculated, but the iPhone X+ is being discussed to cost a little bit more than the current market iPhone X, whilst the upgraded iPhone X and iPhone XI will have prices a fourth lower than its predecessor model. As stated earlier, with Apple’s cutting cost expenditure, it might be no wonder to see its price to be cheaper than previous models.
In summary, the speculations, whilst being partly true with support of its listing on the ECC, still lacks some major details like major hardware specifications. Consomac states lastly then that Apple might release a presentation to go with the ECC report, so further leaks might be on going.