2019 iPhones Won't Have 'iPhone' on the Back According to So-Called Foxconn Worker

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We're likely less than a month away from a trio of new iPhones, and ahead of time, an anonymous user claiming to be a Foxconn factory worker in China has shared alleged details about the upcoming devices on Chinese question-and-answer site Zhihu. The list was posted July 30 and surfaced on Slashleaks today.


While many of the details in the list have already been rumored, or at the very least sound plausible, this information is unverified and obviously could be faked. In other words, keep your expectations in check.

Starting with design, the alleged Foxconn worker claims at least one of the new iPhones will be available in an all-new new dark green color. This lines up with a previous report from Japanese blog Mac Otakara that claimed the next iPhone XR will be available in new green and lavender finishes.

The rear glass is said to have a matte appearance, in line with analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claiming all three 2019 iPhones will feature frosted glass casing.

Interestingly, the leak suggests that the "iPhone" branding will be removed from the back of the devices. This isn't something we've heard before, but it is certainly possible that Apple believes the iPhone is now distinguishable enough for the name to be removed in favor of a more minimalistic design.


As for the front, the design of the 2019 iPhones is said to be virtually the same as 2018 models, including the notch. However, due to the widely rumored removal of 3D Touch, the display is expected to be slightly thinner.

The supposed Foxconn employee claims the next iPhone XS Max will have a 3,969 mAh battery capacity -- this is the first time we've seen that number. Other details in the list have been widely rumored, including triple-lens rear cameras, the Lightning connector living on, and 3D Touch being dropped.

Last, the new iPhones are said to be available in similar 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities, like the current iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. It is unclear if this includes the iPhone XR, which currently tops out at 256GB.

Again, this information has not been confirmed, so this falls into the "sketchy rumor" category. In just a matter of weeks, we'll find out for certain.

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MakeAppleAwesomeAgain

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Nothing makes sense anymore, I think it's time for Phil to go as well. The marketing department made a mess of almost every product category, only the names of the services make sense nowadays. Now they want to get rid of the 'iPhone' brand as well? What about this year's naming scheme? iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Crazy. What's next? Rebranding of the iMac?
 

cjrulli

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Wonder if we're getting closer to a new naming convention.
Apple Watch
Apple Card
Apple Pay
Apple TV
Apple Phone
Apple Pad/Tablet

it would basically force everyone to think and say the Apple brand every single time.

I think you're on to something here. Even though I feel like iPhone is a powerful brand name in itself this just makes too much sense.
 

yaxomoxay

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I think you're on to something here. Even though I feel like iPhone is a powerful brand name in itself this just makes too much sense.

iPhone is certainly a strong brand, but to me the last moves from apple indicate that they want to get away from giving the impression of being an "iDevice" company just to make their "Apple" brand the very strong, unique, distinctive part of the company vs. the competition.
 

cmaier

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Nothing makes sense anymore, I think it's time for Phil to go as well. The marketing department made a mess of almost every product category, only the names of the services make sense nowadays. Now they want to get rid of the 'iPhone' brand as well? What about this year's naming scheme? iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Crazy.

More likely iphone, iphone pro and iphone pro max, no?
 

keysofanxiety

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Wonder if we're getting closer to a new naming convention.
Apple Watch
Apple Card
Apple Pay
Apple TV
Apple Phone
Apple Pad/Tablet

it would basically force everyone to think and say the Apple brand every single time.

I'd say Apple-xxx for any services, but for the legacy hardware products I can't see them leaving iMac/iPhone/iPad. It's too ubiquitous and it rolls off the tongue better anyway.
 

yaxomoxay

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I'd say Apple-xxx for any services, but for the hardware products I can't see them leaving iMac/iPhone/iPad. It's too ubiquitous and it rolls off the tongue better anyway.

Apple TV, Apple Watch, and Apple Card are already physical products and not services. Let's add the Apple Car if it will ever see the light of the day.
iPhone is incredibly strong, but I think that's starting to cause an issue to Apple overall.
All the mac excluding the iMac don't have the i.
 

mrbob88

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iPhone is certainly a strong brand, but to me the last moves from apple indicate that they want to get away from giving the impression of being an "iDevice" company just to make their "Apple" brand the very strong, unique, distinctive part of the company vs. the competition.

I'd give this a 0% chance. iPhone isn't just a strong brand, it's probably the most recognizable and successful product ever. From a sales & marketing perspective, this would be the biggest mistake Apple could make in just about anything they do.
 

macintoshmac

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I am more appalled at the starting storage capacities on the entire Apple lineup than anything else. They can call their products whatever they want to, but I do not think I would like to say Apple before everything. This reminds me of the long gone Mac OS (conception, if I am not wrong) days when they had the Apple logo for the Command key, and it did not look too good.

Also, it is fine for an iPad to be called iPad Pro, but a phone to become iPhone or whatever-they-want-to-call-it Pro feels laughable to me. It might make perfect sense for Apple to do it, which would be why they would do it, if they do such a thing.
 
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007p

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The camera upgrade better be good.

Sounds like a really boring / dull upgrade this time around, especially for them to start using iphone ‘pro’.

Usb-c would have helped but for some reason they want to keep it till next year...
 

Nibo

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I believe this is a way to get read of the old “i” before everything, which reflects a previous era = Jobs era. It was pretty clear they are changing course in the iPhone 6 ketone when every new product and service they announced (first new categories without Steve) had  in front of them.

Since then I was wondering how they will manage to change the names in older products like the iPhone and iPod. I still know people who can’t even spell them right (e.g. I-phone) imagine having to rebrand them.

I think this might be the beginning. It’s pretty clever to have only an apple logo on a phone if you want to start training people calling it  phone. It will take time. It will take effort. But if true, this could be the first step.
 

myapple2019

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If true, 512GB would be disappointing, seeing that Samsung released a 1TB S10 earlier this year.
Definitely disappointing as no 1TB option. 512 GB for me is obsolete already. With intel modem and obsolete maximum storage make an easy decision for me to skip 2019 release. Do not care much about latest camera. Thanks to Apple for this money saving for me. It looks like 2020 version have the most changes including 5g and possible 1TB and with Qualcomm modem.
 
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ACD0236

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Ok, so no name on the back, no USB-C.

But don't worry, you'll still get the notch!
 
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