The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone may not be called the iPhone 9
The official names for the 2018 iPhone lineup have been the talk of the town recently. 9to5Mac claimed that the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED models will have the "XS" suffix while the 6.1-inch iPhone is likely to be called the iPhone (2018). A prominent case maker suggests that the 6.1-inch model would be called the iPhone 9. Both of them could be wrong according to a purported China Mobile presentation slide.
Reported by Japanese site Macotakara, the sketchy slide states that the 6.1-inch iPhone model will be branded as the iPhone XC while the 6.5-inch iPhone model will be called the iPhone XS Plus. Considering that the 6.1-inch iPhone will be sold in multiple color options, it is plausible that Apple will use the "C" suffix.
The purported China Mobile presentation slide also reveals the retail pricing of the 2018 iPhone models; the iPhone XC, XS and XS Plus are stated to have a price tag (excluding China's sales tax of 17%) of around US$700, US$900 and US$1,000 respectively.
Apple is expected to unveil the three new iPhone models on 12 September with pre-orders starting on 14 September and retail availability slated for 21 September. If you're interested to read up on the leaks and rumors about the 2018 iPhone lineup, do check out our round-up article here.