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Apple finally learns how to count to 9 according to new reports

One, two, skip-a-few, 9, XS.

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The expectant buzz in the rumor mill around Apple is saying that there will be three brand new iPhones coming this year. Finally, there’s number 9 – proving that it wasn’t eaten by the iPhone 7 – which will have a 6.1-inch LCD display.

There’s also an iPhone XS Plus with a 6.5-inch OLED screen, and a smaller variant with a 5.8-inch OLED screen, the iPhone XS. The names and guesses as to their validity have been flying around like little aluminum butterflies, but now a fresh report from Les Numeriques appears to have ended the mystery.

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Image: Les Numeriques

Adding to that are hands-on videos purporting to be of the three handsets. Certainly, they show a clean, sleek design (apart from the notch…) and are most likely the real deal.

The report also goes on to state that the least expensive variant will be named the iPhone 9. It will have a cheaper LCD screen, a glass back for wireless charging, and a single camera module on the back of the device. The midrange iPhone XS will have a 5.8-inch OLED display, a pair of cameras on the back, and also glass on the back to facilitate wireless charging.

The premium 6.5-inch iPhone XS Plus will have OLED as well, a dual camera setup and wireless charging.

MobileFun posted a fairly in-depth hands-on video (above) of all three handsets. All angles of the handsets are shown off, and the publisher states that they’re high-quality replicas of the devices that are expected to arrive this fall. Assuming they’re correct, the video solidifies a lot of the rumors that are going around about the handsets. That included a display notch on all three devices, the single camera on the lowest-priced model, and the dual-camera modules on the two iPhone XS variants. All have the expected glass backs, and the premium iPhone XS Plus is considerably larger than the others.

Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo earlier this month suggested some pricing details for the trio. The 6.1-inch variant could retail between $600-700, the 5.8-inch iPhone X successor will probably get a starting price tag of $700-800 and the more premium iPhone XS Plus could start at an eye-watering $999.

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