Apple's Bush League Web Leaks Spoil iPhone And Apple Watch Gather Round Event

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Apple is a creature of habit, and those old habits have pretty much spoiled the launch of the upcoming next-generation iPhone and Apple Watch. Thanks to some rather amateurish mistakes on Apple’s part, product names, specifications, and colors for the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone Xr and Apple Watch Series 4 were pulled from a product sitemap XML file.

Starting off with the next-generation iPhones, we now know that the 6.1-inch LCD model is called the iPhone Xr. The aluminum-bodied iPhone Xr shares the same design aesthetic as last year’s iPhone X and will in effect replace both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. It will be available in three capacities -- 64GB, 128GB and 256GB -- and Apple will offer the iPhone Xr in a total of six colors, which is something that we haven’t seen since the “unapologetically plastic” iPhone 5c. Those colors are Black, White, Red, Blue, Yellow and Coral.

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iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max

Moving on to the iPhone Xr and iPhone Xr Max, these devices will come with 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays respectively. According to the fruitful leaks from Apple, we know that both of these smartphones will be available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities – the latter of which is the highest ever offered on an iPhone. In addition, these stainless-steel bodied smartphones will be offered in Space Gray, Silver and a new Gold finish (as we saw in a previous leak).

If that wasn’t enough, other details offered up by the XML files (which has since been removed) include that the iPhone Xs/Xs Max will have silicon cases offered in Product RED, black, white, midnight blue, and stone. Likewise, leather folio cases will be offered in Product RED, green, peony pink, cape cod blue and black.

Moving on to the Apple Watch Series 4, which also leaked earlier this month by Apple’s own hands, the case size of the smartwatches is increasing from 38mm/42nmm to 40mm/44mm. It is expected that the new 44mm size will make use of a higher resolution 384x480 display.

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Apple Watch Series 4

There will be GPS and GPS + Cellular configurations – as was the case with the Series 3 – offered in Silver, Space Gray and Gold. In addition, there will be Nike and Hermes configurations available along with optional stainless-steel cases.

Interestingly, there was no mention of new iPad Pros, MacBooks or the Mac Mini in the sitemap XML, so it’s possible that those refreshes will have to wait until later this year. With that said, you can tune into to Apple’s 1PM EST “Gather Round” keynote via Twitter.

We should note that Apple CEO Tim Cook famously said that his company would “double down on secrecy on products” back in 2012 to avoid images and specifications for its unreleased products from being released to the public. However, as we saw last year with the HomePod firmware leak and with this most recent leak, maybe Cook should focus his attention on his own employees…


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