Ahead of Apple’s special iPhone launch event on Tuesday, 9to5 Mac reports that data discovered within the iOS firmware leak that it originally reported on exclusively on Friday appears to confirm that the names of the three new iPhones will be iPhone X for the OLED phone, and iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus for the two new LCD models.
This latest information was discovered by developer Steven Troughton Smith, who tweeted out the news.
Meanwhile, as for how such a massive leak occurred, John Gruber over at Daring Fireball has a pretty good idea, stating that “someone within Apple leaked the list of URLs to 9to5 Mac and MacRumors. I’m nearly certain this wasn’t a mistake, but rather a deliberate malicious act by a rogue Apple employee. Whoever did this is the least popular person in Cupertino. More surprises were spoiled by this leak than any in Apple history.”
Sources: iOS firmware indicates Apple to announce ‘iPhone 8’, ‘iPhone 8 Plus’ and ‘iPhone X’ on Tuesday
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