Apple is still rumored to release three new iPhones in 2019, one to replace the iPhone XR, and two to replace the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. But it sounds like Apple could go with a new designation for the advanced model.
Thanks to the CoinX serial leak on Twitter, which states that Apple has had "crazy name programs in recent years", the company could be ready for the "Pro" designation for at least one of the new iPhones to launch this year. If this is indeed the case, it would be the safe bet that the advanced model, the device that effectively replaces the iPhone XS Max, will get the new brand.
“Pro” for iPhone? Crazy name programs in recent years.
– CoinX (@coiiiiiiiin) August 10, 2019
This particular source has been right lately, for what it's worth. They correctly named the iPhone set-up 2018 before it was set in stone, and identified both the iPhone XR and iPhone XS / Max designations.
Unfortunately, as you can see from the tweet itself, there are no specifications here. So while the safe alternative will be the high-end model that gets the new "Pro" brand and the other iPhones going a different way, we can also see Apple launch a new iPhone lineup. Would the iPhone XS sequel also fall into this category, since iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max share many similarities, saving for screen size. Will the follow-up to the iPhone XR simply be a numbered model?
However, the big question will be why Apple is actually going this route. The distinction between the iPad layout and the iPad Pro family is pretty clear – even though Apple Pencil is now working on multiple tablets. How will Apple distinguish the iPhone lineup in 2019 and the iPhone Pro layout in 2019? Will Apple charge even more for the features stored for the Pro model?
Would a triple camera setup be enough to get a brand change like this?
Just throwing this out there, but it was the latest rumor if the iPhone lineup in 2019 could get Apple Pencil support. Maybe it's just a way to earn that "Pro" designation.
But what do you think? If this particular rumor is true, do you think it's a worthy change for Apple? How do you think the company can help highlight the advanced model to make it worth the new brand build?