Apple could release an iPhone XC for those wanting a scaled-back version of the iPhone X.
Apple has plans to unveil its latest batch of iPhones and other products on September 12 during its event in Cupertino, California — and while we are expecting to learn all the details about an updated version of the iPhone X, recently leaked photos suggest one of the next releases will be the iPhone XC.
The cheaper iPhone the iPhones that will be announced during Apple’s next event according to photos found on 9to5 Mac and the widely-trusted Apple rumors website Macotakara. Both sites suggest Apple will unveil it along with the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Plus.
The photo shows the reported iPhone XC will be available in red, white and blue colors.
iPhone XC: What we know so far
The iPhone XC will be a cheaper version of the iPhone X — which currently retails for $1,000 — and is geared for those wanting most of the features of the iPhone X at a cheaper price point, similar to what the company did with the iPhone 5C in 2013.
The entry-level iPhone will reportedly have a 6.1-inch LCD screen and come in different colors. The current and updated iPhone X that is set to be unveiled September 12 boast OLED screens, but if you’re looking to save money, but still retain many of the features of the iPhone X, the cheaper version may be something to consider if you’re looking for a worthy upgrade.
iPhone Xc (6.1” LCD) clones/dummy models in new colors. pic.twitter.com/RybRhE7XSO— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) September 6, 2018
The iPhone XC will allegedly cost $860 according to prices converted from a Chinese pricing chart. It was first reported that Apple will release an iPhone 9, but it seems more likely that the company will stick with the iPhone X theme but considered it an "entry level" version.
The rumored iPhone XS will cost $1070 and the iPhone XS Plus (or Max) version with a whopping 6.5-inch OLED screen that will reportedly cost around $1250.
While it is unclear what Apple will actually launch at their event, we will probably see new iPhone options for users who want to go big and an option for those who would rather not spend their rent and transportation money just to get the latest iPhone.