When Apple announced the iPhone X last September, it painted itself in a corner. With two "8s" (the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus) and a "ten", the, and a very new Roman numbering system was on the table. Now with tree new rumor on deck for his big unveiling on September 12 – say three different screen sizes, but all with the iPhone X-style Face ID – how will Apple designate and delineate the trio of models?
Here are some possibilities.
Go for the & # 39; S & # 39;
Last year, Apple broke its own iPhone / iPhone S cycle, with iPhones seeing a major upgrade every year – often accompanied by a physical redesign – while strange years get internal updates with the suffix "S." The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus "should" have been the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, but Apple jumped a whole number. And with its radical redesign, the iPhone X – pronounced "iPhone Ten" – two more numbers jumped higher in the scale, with 9 jumping in total.
Rumor has it that Apple will return to the S-update this year. The iPhone X successor can actually consist of three phones, including a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED screen iPhone, both of which are mentioned. That is according to 9to5Mac, which claims exclusive images and intel. A third iPhone, which is said to have a 6.1-inch LCD screen, would be the most affordable of the three, but that was not shown or mentioned by 9to5mac.
That is useful at some point and is a return to a familiar form. But the problem is that almost no one outside Apple calls the current model "iPhone ten" – everyone says "iPhone Ex." With the addition of the S, Apple increases the confusion about the pronunciation of these models: the & # 39; iPhone Ten S & # 39; the company soon becomes iPhone & # 39; Excess & # 39; or & # 39; iPhone eXtra Small & # 39 ;. And is the plural form & # 39; iPhone XSs & # 39 ;, or "iPhone" Ten-Ses "? Anyway, it would not be nice.
iPhone X Plus, iPhone X Light, the new iPhone X?
Another possible result is that Apple "iPhone X" for its 2018 phones continues to reef. The iPhone X Plus is a favorite among rumored viewers for the largest model, but a story from Bloomberg that dated before reporting from 9to5mac said that Apple "also has refused the Plus" label for the larger model to ignore. & # 39;
Still, a 2018 5.8-inch iPhone could just be "the new iPhone X" (assuming the 2017 model disappears, as many theorizations do). But that still leaves that 6.1-inch LCD model. Pundits have called that model the iPhone 9 because it would be the "low-end" option in the new line (in addition to exchanging OLED for LCD, it also assumes it has a single rear camera and other budget compromises), but it is assumed that the notched screen and Face ID design still make it worthy to use & # 39; X & # 39; brands. "IPhone X Light" or something that means "less" is very un-Apple.
Of course, if Apple used the earlier model & # 39; iPhone Ex & # 39; had been able to reset the numbering to iPhone X2, iPhone X3 and so on. But that does not work where "X" is pronounced "ten."
iPhone X forever
Apple might also decide to name every future Face ID phone the iPhone X and only distinguish it by screen size. Based on rumors, this means we're looking at the iPhone X (5.8-inch), iPhone X (6.1-inch) and iPhone X (6.5-inch).
My eyes almost fell out of my head and typed it because it looks so busy and bad.
But there is a precedent for Apple to call phones in this way – just ask the iPads and MacBooks. Yet we really hope that we do not have to ask our friends if they have purchased the iPhone X from 2017 or the 6.1-inch iPhone X from 2018 onwards. The horror.
What does it all mean?
Why would Apple change course and rename the iPhones around the iPhone X? Simply put, the company doubles its success. The iPhone X is about reinvention. It meant a radical design shift without home button and a new 3D camera on the front to unlock the phone. It pushed the envelope of how much a phone should cost ($ 1,000 to start with), what it should look like and what it should do. Despite the high price, people bought itthe cheaper iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.
It only makes sense that Apple wants to reinforce this distinction by drawing a clear line between the old iPhone button iPhones like the iPhones 8 and 8 Plus (which is likely to be sold at a discount after the newer models have been hit), and the modern X series, with Face ID and carved designs in full screen – even if the starting price is a bit more affordable this time.
That's why I bet that these new phones are not called the iPhone 9, the iPhone 11 or even the iPhone XI. After all, this is the company that exaggerated its Macintosh operating system as "OS X" when it also hit version 10 in 2001. The company stuck Which X branding for the most part of 15 years, until.
Although Apple does it & # 39; OS Ten & # 39; mentioned, it was obviously wrong the whole time by the general public as & # 39; OS Ex & # 39; labeled.
So expect Apple to reinforce the new iPhone era, the era of "X", when it finally reveals the new names. Let's hope the company gives us a sensible way to differentiate between these phones when we discuss them in the coming days and months.
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