The Apple logo is one of the most identifiable on the planet, but so is the word "iPhone". According to a new rumor, Apple is looking to remove one of them from this year's iPhone lineup.
SlashLeaks was the first to discover questions and answers from a so-called Foxconn worker published on the Q&A website Zhihu (via MacRumors ). The first posting was published on July 30, but it only came this week.
The post was published by someone who called himself a Foxconn worker, but obviously no other details were given regarding that bit of information. More or less the post contains a number of details we have already seen rumors about, except for at least one major new addition.
That would be the removal of the "iPhone" brand on the back of the iPhone lineup in 2019, according to this so-called Foxconn worker. It's certainly possible that Apple could go this route, after all, the iPhone is recognizable on its own, but especially because of the Apple logo itself on the back. The company's goal of a minimalist design can facilitate the removal of the word "iPhone".
As for other points, the alleged worker suggests that Apple will go with a matte look for the rear glass, along with previous rumors suggesting Apple will choose a frosted glass design.
The post also states that Apple will adopt a new dark green color scheme for at least one of the new iPhones launched this year. It reflects a report from earlier this year that stated that Apple plans to adopt two new colors for the iPhone XR lineup: Lavender and Green.
The report also states that the front of the iPhone lineup in 2019 will basically look identical to the 2018 iPhone lineup, notches and everything. But with rumors still looming that the 3D Touch will be removed from the iPhone lineup in 2019, the screen may be a bit thinner than the 2018 family.
Finally, the alleged Foxconn worker says that the iPhone XS Max successor will have a 3969mAh battery. And the worker says we should expect iPhones with 64GB, 256GB and 512GB of built-in storage – but don't say whether iPhone XR's successor will have those storage options as well.
In related news, word on the street is that Apple is also going to change the iPhone setup name program starting this year, switching to "iPhone 11", "iPhone 11 Pro" and "iPhone 11 Pro Max".
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