Earlier today, in a brief report, 9to5Mac pointed out that T-Mobile has created placeholders on their United Kingdom site for what can only be the next-generation iPhone.
On both the standard site available to customers and the backend employee system, numerous listings have been created for a device that’s being referred to as the “iPhone X”. While the unoriginal “iPhone X” codename will undoubtedly be replaced by the official sixth-generation iPhone’s name, whether it be the iPhone 5 or simply the new iPhone, one of the “iPhone X” models simple doesn’t seem to fit with the rest.
As seen in the above image, there are a total of eight different variations – that’s two more than the six different expected iPhone 5 models. As listed on the site, the “iPhone X” will come in the following capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. At this point, some of you may have realized that it wouldn’t make sense for Apple to introduce the iPhone 5 in an 8GB capacity, as Apple discontinued offering 8GB current iPhone models with the launch of the iPhone 3GS.
However, after the launch of new iPhone generations, Apple has fallen into the practice of discontinuing all capacity variations of outdated iPhone versions and introducing a cheaper, 8GB model. With that said, there’s a strong possibility that the “iPhone X 8GB” placeholder refers to an inexpensive iPhone 4S model to be introduced alongside the iPhone 5.
Stay tuned for complete and live coverage on Apple’s upcoming September 12th media event, where the company is expected to unveil it’s next-generation iPhone.