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Apple iPhone XS in gold colour showcased in new leak. Image via Ben Geskin on Twitter

In brief: Apple is reportedly considering dropping the Plus branding on its larger iPhone in favor of the Max moniker.

Apple's upcoming 6.5-inch handset will be named the iPhone XS Max, according to a new leak. However, the latest leaks confirm the iPhone XS Plus to be called iPhone XS Max. In the most recent development, alleged dummies of the 6.1-inch LCD model have been leaked in four colour variants, showing off the phone's design elements, as well as a dual-SIM card slot. We'll find out the truth at the upcoming Apple event on September 12.

Next Wednesday, Apple will be holding its annual event where the firm will announce new iPhones.

At this stage it looks like Apple is planning three new models that look like the iPhone X, including a refresh to the flagship device launch this time a year ago. Pricing is expected to start at $899 for the 5.8-inch model with 64GB of storage and goes all the way up to $1,149 for the top-of-the-line 6.5-inch iPhone XS. Both devices would look like the iPhone X, notch and all.

The recall is only for iPhone 8 devices sold from September 2017 to March 2018.

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.

Keep in mind that Apple's iPhone series is usually much more expensive in India.

The report from Macerkopf via 9to5Mac claims that the starting price of the iPhone Xs, which is going to beiPhone X successor is $799. The report adds that the two top-end iPhones will come with 4GB of RAM, which would be a step up from 3GB of RAM from the iPhone X. These phones are also expected to get the new A12 chipset.

Just like the iPhone X, the iPhone XS will feature the Secure Enclave hardware-based key manager and Face ID biometric authentication.

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