Apple's iOS 12 beta confirms iPhone X Plus, reveals designLast updated on Aug 08, 2018, 11:20 am
Back in April, Apple had issued an internal memo warning its employees against leaking information on confidential future developments.
Fast forward to the present, it is not Apple employees but the company's own software that's leaking details about the 2018 iPhone line up.
Interestingly, iOS 12 beta 5 code has confirmed the all-new iPhone X Plus and revealed its design.
Here's a sneak peek.
It is Official
Everything we know about the iPhone X Plus
Within iOS 12 beta 5 code, developer Guilherme Rambo has found glyphs of a larger iPhone X (unofficially being referred to as iPhone X Plus), confirming its virtual presence.
In comparison to the existing iPhone X, the glyph shows a taller and wider device with a notch for Face ID.
Reports suggest this larger iPhone X will feature a Samsung-made 6.5-inch OLED display.
Courtesy iOS 12
iPhone X Plus to get iPad-like landscape mode: Report
A recent report, based on a test conducted using iOS 12 Beta 5, suggests the upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus will feature a screen resolution of 1242x2688 pixels and will support an iPad-like landscape mode.
The report adds that several native apps such as Calendar, Messages, and Contacts have been optimized to fit into the landscape mode of the upcoming iPhone X Plus.
From the grapevine
What else to expect from the iPhone X Plus
The iPhone X Plus is expected to get improved cameras, an upgraded 7nm A11 processor, and possibly a new USB Type-C port.
Moreover, Apple will offer an iPhone with dual-SIM capability as well.
With 'major' upgrades being USB Type-C port and dual-SIM support on an iPhone, the 2018 line up looks as if Apple is catching up with Android.