Apple's 6.1-inch LCD iPhone Rumored At $699, 6.5-inch Flagship Named iPhone Xs Max

Apple's 2018 lineup of iPhones is going to be unveiled one week from today, which means that the last round of rumors is starting to meander onto the internet. Today, we have two fresh "leaks" to report on including rumored pricing and the name for the largest iPhone to ever be released.
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But first, let's talk about that 6.5-inch OLED iPhone. We heard last week that the new 5.8-inch OLED phone will be called the iPhone Xs. According to 9to5Mac, which brought us the first "official" render of the smartphone along with the iPhone Xs naming, says that the 6.5-inch OLED device will be called the iPhone Xs Max. Besides the fact that the name just looks and sounds awkward, it is also a departure from the "Plus" nomenclature that has been used since the iPhone 6 Plus to denote the bigger-screened iPhone.

With the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max seemingly set in stone, that only leaves the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone without a proper name. Some have suggested that device will simply be called "iPhone".

The other bit of news regarding the 2018 iPhone lineup is with respect to pricing. We've heard for several months that Apple intends to adjust its pricing strategy to make room for both the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone at the bottom and the iPhone Xs Max at the top. In this regard, 9to5Macis also reporting that the former will have a starting price of $699. The iPhone Xs will reportedly be priced at $899 (a $100 reduction compared to last year's iPhone X), while the iPhone Xs Max will debut at $999.

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It seems a little odd to us that Apple would price the massive iPhone Xs Max at the same level as last year's flagship -- especially given that Apple isn't known as a company with a tendency to slash prices so quickly. With that in mind, take these prices with a grain of salt -- especially with regards to the iPhone Xs family.

Whatever the case, the new iPhones will all be running 7nm Apple A12 processors and the iPhone Xs/iPhone Xs Max are tipped to include 4GB of RAM. In addition, the 6.1-inch iPhone and iPhone Xs Max will reportedly support dual-SIM functionality for international markets. We should also expect second-generation Face ID technology along with the usual yearly camera improvements front and rear.