Apple’s 2018 iPhones could be called iPhone X Plus, iPhone X2

Apple’s 2018 iPhones could be called iPhone X Plus, iPhone X2

Could fast charging finally be coming to the iPhone? Apple’s 2018 successor to the iPhone X — already nicknamed the iPhone X2 — looks set to improve on the $999 device that’s claimed the crown of world’s best-selling smartphone for the past six months, potentially offering a new power brick that cuts down charge times.

The leak, spotted on social networking site Weibo this week, shows a redesigned power adaptor that offers 18 watts, charging an iPhone from 0 to 50 percent in half an hour and 80 percent in an hour. This would be a marked improvement over the current 5-watt power block that takes around two and a half hours to fully recharge an iPhone. While the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X that launched in September 2017 all support faster speeds, Apple does not include the more powerful plugs with the phones, requiring users to opt for third-party solutions to avoid spending hours waiting to charge.

The leaked images as seen on Weibo.
                                                              The leaked images as seen on Weibo.

Rumors suggest that Apple will launch three new iPhones in September:

  • A 5.8-inch OLED iPhone (said to be the flagship iPhone X successor)
  • A 6.5-inch OLED iPhone (Apple’s “Plus” variant)
  • A cheaper 6.1-inch LCD iPhone

If Guggenheim Securities’ naming structure holds true, the two OLED iPhones may keep the “X” branding and be called something like the”iPhone X Plus” and “iPhone X2” or “iPhone X (2018)” or just “New iPhone X”. The midrange LCD iPhone might simply be called the “New iPhone” or “6.1-inch iPhone” or “iPhone (2018)” without a corresponding number.

Whatever it decides, the names of those 2018 iPhones are forcing Apple to think different.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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