iPhone XC could be the name of Apple's new handset at entry level

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The leaks around Apple's 2018 iPhone line have begun to intensify, with the company Cupertino preparing to unveil its new handsets later this week.

According to recent reports, Apple's iPhone X successor is expected to be called the iPhone XS, while another model, currently called the iPhone XS Max, will take the supposed iPhone 9 Plus slot thanks to its larger 6.5-inch screen (and, we assume, zero sugar content).

Now a presentation by the courier China Mobile has leaked on the Chinese social media site Weibo and picked up by the Japanese Mac blog Macotakara, which offers interesting information, including the assumed name of the new entry-level iPhone from Apple.

The leak also seems to clear up the confusion surrounding that tricky iPhone XS Max name, with the presentation that refers to the larger device of the much more likely moniker of iPhone XS Plus.

So XC hurts

Synced with the iPhone XC (where the & # 39; C & # 39; might indicate the intention to play back in the same space as the more affordable iPhone 5C from a few years), the new device would probably have an expected price of $ 699 (around £ 540 / AU $ 980) based on the Chinese price determination on the slides of the presentation, according to 9to5Mac.

The site also reports a rough price level of $ 900 (around £ 696 / AU $ 1,266) for the 5.8-inch iPhone XS, while the iPhone XS Plus would be priced around $ 1,000 (around £ 774 / AU $ 1,404) .

Concept of designer Ben Geskin has also been on Twitter to show what a series of prototypes of the iPhone XC seems to be in red, white and blue color options.

Geskin is usually known for its renders and photo shops, but the designer claims that the phones in this leak are the "real deal". We'll definitely find out later in the week, but in the meantime you can view the photo's of the alleged prototypes below.