iPhone 8 rumours suggest gadget will be named iPhone X to mark its 10th anniversary – The Sun
This year’s model is set to be the biggest iPhone update in a decade, so expect BIG changes
APPLE is rumoured to be planning to call its next smartphone the iPhone X in a huge break from its usual naming traditions.
Up until now, every new iPhone has been given a reasonably logical name, although Apple did slip the odd ‘s’ after some model numbers.
What’s in a name? All the iPhone models and their release dates
iPhone – 2007
iPhone 3G – 2008
iPhone 3GS – 2009
iPhone 4 – 2010
iPhone 4S 2011
iPhone 5 – 2012
iPhone 5C – 2013
iPhone 5S – 2013
iPhone 6 – 2014
iPhone 6 Plus – 2014
iPhone 6S – 2015
iPhone 6S Plus – 2015
iPhone SE – 2016
iPhone 7 – 2016
iPhone 7 Plus – 2016
But a new piece of iGossip has suggested the fruity firm will break from tradition in the name of its new iPhone to mark the fact that Steve Jobs announced the first Apple smartphone 10 years ago.
In a briefing note seen by Tech Radar, analyst Timothy Arcuri of Cowen and Company said his supply chain sources has predicated a name change for the new mobile.
“It’s a name that makes some sense, simultaneously highlighting the phone’s high status and giving a nod to it being the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, with X, of course, being the Roman numeral for 10,” the website wrote.
He also said the iPhone would feature wireless charging and an advanced wrap around screen, which are both rumours we have heard before.
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Although Apple has not – and will not – confirm any design decisions until the iPhone is released later this year, industry experts think its likely to name its next model ‘X’.
On Forbes, tech expert Ewan Spence wrote: “Although the world is expecting the iPhone 8 to be announced alongside updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus handsets, Apple could be ready to drop the ‘8’ from the brand and go with something straight out of a 1950s science fiction caper.”
However, many tech pickers believe Apple is planning to simply call its device the iPhone in a bit to “reboot” the brand.
Spence added: “My gut feel is that iPhone ‘X’ is a code name and the decision has yet to be made (or if it has been compartmentalised to such a degree that only a handful of marketing staff know the real name). In my mind the answer is simple: just call it ‘iPhone’.”
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