An accessory maker has confirmed the names of this year’s iPhone models even before Apple could announce them.

Accessory makers tend to be good sources for leaks and early reveals. Previous reports showed how such companies revealed devices long before they could be released to the public. Now, another accessory maker has done it again -- to Apple’s upcoming iPhones.

As seen in case maker ESR’s quotation list, Apple’s upcoming iPhones will be named the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and, interestingly, the iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apparently, the iPhone XR won’t have an “R” anywhere, and there will be two “Pro” models likely featuring the previously rumored three-camera setup. The quotation list was spotted by French site iPhone Soft.

GSM Arena noted that with this kind of naming scheme, Apple won’t be emphasizing the “affordable” model anymore. Instead, it will be emphasizing that all three models are the same iPhone 11, but the two “Pro” models will have better features.

The “Pro” moniker could also signify that two of the upcoming iPhones will have support for the Apple Pencil as does the iPad Pro. Of course, this is just a speculation on the site’s part since the Cupertino tech giant hasn’t announced anything of the sort just yet.


Save for the “Max” moniker, the naming scheme doesn’t necessarily reflect the actual device sizes. The iPhone 11 Pro will be the smallest among the three at 5.8 inches (similar to the iPhone XS); the iPhone 11 will feature a 6.1-inch screen (as the iPhone XR successor); and the iPhone 11 Pro Max will have a 6.5-inch display similar to the one on the iPhone XS Max.


The listing doesn’t reveal more details pertaining to this year’s iPhone models, but it does reveal details about the accessories. There will be tempered glass protectors, screen shields and camera glass protectors designed to keep the square camera module safe.

The accessory maker also reveals that there will be a slew of cases, made of leather and other materials, designed to protect the upcoming iPhones from damage. Some of them will be “military grade” and feature kickstands.

The accessory maker may have revealed the names of this year’s iPhones, but Apple hasn’t unveiled their actual names and features just yet. Stay tuned for more details as they come.

(Pictured: A woman uses an Apple iPhone at a shopping mall in Beijing, Jan. 3, 2019.) NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images