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Apple to add green and lavender to next-gen iPhone XR color palette, report says

A report out of Asia on Saturday claims Apple's next-generation 6.1-inch LCD iPhone model, slated to succeed the current iPhone XR, will come in six color options including new green and lavender hues.

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Citing sources familiar with the matter, Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports Apple plans to switch up the next-gen iPhone XR's color palette by replacing the current coral and blue options with green and lavender. The new hues will be offered alongside white, black, yellow and (PRODUCT)Red.

The report also mentions expectations for "iPhone XS/XS Max" silicone cases, saying the accessories will arrive in white, black, spearmint, Mellow Yellow, (PRODUCT)Red and a Lilac variant similar to the existing iPhone XS leather case shade. While not specified in the report, the silicone case varieties are thought to be associated with next-generation versions of Apple's flagship OLED handsets.

AppleInsider has reached out for clarification.

Apple is widely expected to launch new iterations of the iPhone XS and XR series this fall.

Previous reports suggest Apple's flagship 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED models will boast speed increases, camera improvements like triple-lens rear shooters and a 12MP front-facing module, the ability to charge other devices inductively, a larger battery and new antenna technology.

Renders of the device created from supposedly leaked CAD data show a largely unchanged aesthetic save for a massive square-shaped camera "bump" to accommodate the three-lens array. Some rumors claim the camera bump will be integrated into the monolithic glass back panel, which could be frosted like smartphones offered by segment competitors.

Apple's next-generation iPhone XR is believed to retain a 6.1-inch LCD panel, but incorporate a dual-lens rear camera similar to the current iPhone XS series. Like the XS successor, the 2019 XR might also gain a square camera bump.

Most recently, a report on Friday said Apple's "A13" system-on-chip destined for 2019 iPhones will soon enter mass production at manufacturing partner TSMC.