New Delhi: Apple will launch the iPhone X, the 10th anniversary edition of the iPhone, on September 12. The phone will be launched along with the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Apple Watch 3 and a new variant of Apple TV that supports 4K content.
While the launch event on September 12 was earlier confirmed by Apple through an invite that it sent out, the name of the iPhone it is launching has been revealed through iOS 11 that will power the phone. The final version of iOS 11, which will also arrive on September 12, has been leaked ahead of its formal unveiling.
The Apple event for the iPhone X will be held at the Steve Jobs Theatre inside Apple’s new campus in Cupertino, California. It was an open secret that Apple will launch a new special version of the iPhone on September 12.
But there was confusion about the name of the phone. iPhone 8, iPhone Pro, iPhone X, iPhone Edition, iPhone – simply iPhone – and the iPhone Special Edition… all were the names that were suggested. It looks like finally the iPhone X won the naming contest, and understandably so. The X in the phone stands for 10 and hence connects the device nicely to the fact that 2017 is the iPhone’s 10th anniversary. The first iPhone was launched in 2007.
Although the iPhone X is not exactly a surprising name, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus are. These two phones, also slated to be launched on September 12, will replace the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus in Apple’s phone lineup. By naming these two phones iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus, Apple is skipping the “s” generation. Earlier, when Apple upgraded the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, it named those phones iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus.
The latest report about the Apple event on September 12 comes from website MacRumorus. The report suggested that Apple’s anniversary edition phone -which is expected to be a special phone compared to the other upcoming as well as existing iPhones will be called iPhone X. There have been a lot of talks about what will Apple name its special iPhone. Most rumorus suggest that it will be called iPhone 8, which some other suggests that the Cupertino major may simply call it the iPhone Edition.
An Apple registered iOS developer Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) at the time of working on the iOS 11 beta software code, found references to Apple devices with code names iPhone X, iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. After Steve found out the code, he took to twitter to post the same. He writes, “…and we now have the name of all three new iPhones. Are you ready for this?” this is followed by – “iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X.”