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Rumors that Apple's flagship iPhone series this year will be called the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max were just recently reported.
As if to back it up, an image of what appears to be a sticker on an unreleased genuine Apple silicone case has been leaked.
The photo captures three different stickers that correspond to the three sizes expected for the iPhone 12 series. The 5.4-inch version is labeled "iPhone 12 mini" for the 5.4-inch, the 6.7-inch model is labeled "iPhone 12 Pro Max" and the two 6.1-inch models are labeled "iPhone 12 / 12 Pro" respectively.
iPhone 12 mini iPhone 12 / 12 Pro iPhone 12 Pro Max
Putting "Pro" on high-end models is a continuation of the previous year's models. And naming larger models "Max" and relatively inexpensive entry-level models without the suffix is also in line with recent naming conventions. And "mini" has a precedent of being used on the iPad mini and Mac mini, which is sensible and easy to understand, even though it's the first iPhone to do so.
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