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'iPhone 11 Pro' might be the high-end offering in Apple's 2019 lineup

An anonymous Twitter account offered a hint about next month's reveals, and a case-maker's listing suggested two of the three iPhones will use the "Pro" name.

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The next iPhone lineup might introduce the "Pro" naming convention.

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We might see Apple adopting the "Pro" naming convention for its 2019 iPhone lineup. An anonymous Twitter account that correctly leaked the names of last year's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR suggested that we'll see an iPhone 11 Pro when Apple unveils this year's offerings next month, MacRumors reports

"'Pro' for iPhone? Crazy naming schemes over the past few years," CoinX tweeted Saturday.

MacRumors noted that it also got a tip that the previously reported triple rear camera iPhone would be called the iPhone 11 Pro.  The trio of new phones could be called the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11R, CNET's sister site ZDNet suggests.

Read more: iPhone 11: 8 features I want real bad

Case maker ESR has a different take, 9to5Mac reported Wednesday -- its stock list goes with iPhone 11 as the XR successor, iPhone 11 Pro as the XS equivalent and iPhone 11 Pro Max as the XS Max followup.

Apple didn't respond to a request for comment, but we'll know for sure in September. Regardless of its premium status, it's unlikely that Apple's high-end 2019 iPhone will support 5G wireless connectivity.

First published Aug. 12.
Updated Aug. 14: Adds ESR listing.

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