iPhone XC last-minute leak spills more color and SIM tray secrets

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We’re mere hours away from Apple’s announcement of the 2018 iPhone handsets and, of course, the last-minute leaks and rumors are still rushing in – including another one from concept designer Ben Geskin (opens in new tab).

After revealing what the prototypes of the cheaper iPhone XC may look like a couple of days ago on Twitter (although that 'XC' name is of course unconfirmed – and other rumors suggest it could actually be called the 'iPhone XR'), Geskin’s now shared images of the SIM trays for the handset, which also seemingly confirm a palette of five colors.

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The images were first discovered on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, but the original leak has since been removed from the social media platform.

The SIM cards themselves come in a range of bold new colors, including what could be a special Product RED edition, plus blue and brown shades alongside the traditional Space Grey and Silver colors which Geskin revealed in his previous tweet.

The images display two SIM trays for each color, which appear to be the top and bottom of each tray, confirming the dual SIM support rumor of the iPhone XC.

What the marketing names for the new colors will be is anyone’s guess, but we don’t have long to wait to find out, with the announcement scheduled for 10am PDT / 6pm BST on September 12 (or September 13 at 3am AEST). 

Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (yes, she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing cameras and lenses, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She also contributes to Digital Camera World and T3, and helps produce two of Future's photography print magazines in Australia.