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iPhone X and iOS 11 details leaked by disgruntled Apple employee

Can you believe it? Apple’s big iPhone event is tomorrow and we’ll finally see what its new flagship smartphones are all about. This year’s iPhone 8 rumor cycle is almost over but guess what? Leaks are still coming in!

Note: We’ll be live blogging all of tomorrow’s Apple event action. Check back on our site so you’ll have updates as soon as they happen. 

It is expected that we will see three separate iPhone models in 2017 – two “s” models that will likely be just upgraded versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and a third premium version that will rock all the rumored groundbreaking technologies.

The premium model is expected to sport a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge, bezel-less screen, no home button, a gesture based system, 3D facial scanning, a stainless steel and glass body and smart camera functions.

All three models are expected to have wireless charging and IP68 waterproofing.

An earlier leak suggested that this year’s premium iPhone will be named “iPhone Edition” while the two incremental models will be the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus.

However, a newer and more reliable discovery from developer Steve Troughton-Smith may have just debunked this rumor. If you can recall, Troughton-Smith is the same developer who revealed important details about the next iPhones based on the leaked HomePod code.

iPhone X

According to Steve Troughton-Smith, instead of “iPhone Edition,” the premium iPhone will actually be named “iPhone X.”

He spotted the name on a “Gold Master” of iOS 11, suspected to have been leaked by a disgruntled Apple employee.

We actually reported about this name when news of it first broke.

Frankly, I prefer the X suffix over “Edition” since this year marks the iPhone’s 10th anniversary and X is the Roman numeral for 10.

Tomorrow’s iPhone lineup will most likely be as follows:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus

Known Apple pundit John Gruber of Daring Fireball said that he is “nearly certain” that the iOS 11 “Gold Master” leak was intentional.

“Someone within Apple leaked the list of URLs to 9to5Mac and MacRumors. I’m nearly certain this wasn’t a mistake, but rather a deliberate malicious act by a rogue Apple employee,” wrote Gruber in this blog post.

iPhone X Colors

Another research note from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has listed the colors for the iPhone X.

Kuo has provided some of the reliable iPhone 8 leaks so far – three separate models, edge-to-edge screen, all glass-casings, facial recognition, among others.

Now Kuo said that Apple’s iPhone X will come in these colors:

  • White
  • Black
  • Gold

The iPhone X’s edge-to-edge screen’s front notch that houses the earpiece, camera and various sensors is also said to remain black regardless of the iPhone X’s casing. With the remarkable black levels of the new OLED screen, the notch will blend with the screen when it shows black, presenting a seamless look.

Note: The iPhone X will also ditch the home button. Click here to find out what they’re replacing it with.

Do you want more Apple news? Click here to see more of what to expect for tomorrow’s Apple event.

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