We’re just days away from Apple’s next iPhone launch so, naturally, the leaks and rumors have kicked into overdrive.
Now, it looks like we have some fresh details about Apple’s cheapest, 6.1-inch iPhone. New images that surfaced on Twitter purportedly show the new iPhone in four colors and reveal a name: iPhone Xc.
Leaker Ben Geskin posted the images, which show the back and sides of the new iPhone in four colors: red, white, dark blue, and pink. According to Geskin, the images are only of “dummy models,” not actual handsets, but his information lines up with much of what we’ve already heard about the phone.
Previous rumors have suggested Apple is planning to offer the device in a range of new colors, though there’s no sign of the alleged orange variation we heard about awhile back. Geskin also confirms the phone’s size — 6.1 inches — and its LCD display.
Indeed, what might be the most interesting part of this leak is the name of the new model: iPhone Xc. While some onlookers had thought Apple might call the new entry-level phone iPhone 9, iPhone Xc actually makes sense for a lot of reasons.
It streamlines the whole line, for one, by keeping the “iPhone X” moniker in some form. While the “c” harkens back to the short-lived iPhone c, the basic iPhone 5-sized phones Apple offered in a variety of colors as a cheaper alternative to its flagships.
Of course, this is all still just speculation at this point. We won’t know for sure until Apple’s official reveal next week. But all signs certainly seem to point to new iPhones in a lot more colors — regardless of its name.