Apple's software suggests a larger iPhone X is coming soon

Key Points
  • A larger iPhone X was spotted inside new iOS 12 developer code.
  • Apple's software has leaked products in the past.
  • Apple is expected to announce three new iPhones this year including a large model that may be called the iPhone X Plus.
Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) and Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive (L) look at the new Apple iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California.
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An icon that appears to represent an unannounced larger model of Apple iPhone X was spotted inside Apple's latest iOS 12 beta. It was first spotted by an iOS developer who posted pictures on Twitter.

It may not seem like much at first -- we're just looking at icons, after all -- but Apple's software has revealed the company's product launch intentions in the past. The HomePod smart speaker and the iPhone X first appeared in early software releases before they were unveiled to the public, for example.

Reports have long suggested that Apple intends to launch three new iPhones this year, including a high-end device that resembles the iPhone X but with a larger 6.5-inch screen. It has been nicknamed the iPhone X Plus, but it isn't clear what Apple will ultimately call it.

Apple was not immediately available to comment.

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