Apple iPhone tenth anniversary model is now rumored to be the iPhone X

Apple iPhone tenth anniversary model is now rumored to be the iPhone X
Yesterday, we passed along a rumor that the actual name for the tenth anniversary iPhone model would be the Apple iPhone Edition. Even with the story on Friday, some of us were hoping that the tenth anniversary iPhone model would be called the Apple iPhone X. This would have a great double meaning. The "X" in iPhone X would give the model a designation indicating a premium device, just like Motorola did with the Droid X back in 2010. And iPhone X would also mean the tenth anniversary of the iPhone as "X" stands for the number 10 in Roman numerals.

As it turns out, the premium version of the 2017 iPhone might just be named the Apple iPhone X after all. This comes from a source cultivated by iCulture, a website registered in the Netherlands. And while this source disagrees with the pair out of China that claim to have seen the packaging of the 2017 premium iPhone, everyone is on the same page when it comes to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus sequels. Those models will be called the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus respectively.

The source that iCulture has befriended does have a good track record, having successfully predicted in May that Apple would introduce a 10.5-inch iPad Pro. The tablet was unveiled the following month at WWDC.

We should know the names of the phones for sure on September 12th when Apple officially introduces the 2017 iPhone lineup, along with the Apple Watch Series 3. Apple apparently decided to skip the iPhone 7s and and iPhone 7s Plus names because the upgrade, with the use of glass backing, is considered to be too major for the iPhone "S" name. All three new 2017 iPhone models are rumored to be launched on September 22nd.

source: iCulture (translated) via BGR

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42 Comments

1. Xilam unregistered

"....because the upgrade, with the use of glass backing, is considered to be too major for the iPhone "S" name" Which upgrades should be considered a "#" or "S" moniker? I mean Samsung upgrades the #'s with every new device, but the S3, S4, S5 were all identical outside with little improvements inside. Apple upgraded more from 5 to 5s internally than it did 6s to 7... What you guys think is a bigger upgrade: external looks or internal specs?

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Sure the S series devices you listed were similar, but definitely not identical. Screen size alone went from 4.8 inches on the S3 to 5.1 inches on the S5, along with a move from 720p to 1080p.

4. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The S4 was bigger than the S3, as the S5 was bigger than the S4. They werw similar, not one local. You need to l9ok up the word identical. The iPhone 2G and 3G were identical. The 4 and 4S were identical. The 5 and 5S were identical and so are the 6's, and 7's other than the camera. I guess all the Notes look the same or use identical

6. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

S3 4.8 720P, dual core, Mali, 8MP S4 5.0 1080p, octacore, PowerVR, 13MP S5 5.1 1080p, dual core, SnapDragon, ip67, , 16MP little improvements? The S4 had so many features people complained about how the phone was sluggish. Which it was. The S5 trimmed down those features. It was not little improvements like you claim.

11. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1575; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Physical design changed with each version. Screen was made larger Screen resolution increased Camera resolution and performance improved Additional sensors were added Processor improved Water resistance was added But yep, they were identical lmao

33. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Dumbest post of the day.

2. Manny0122

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

This is just stupid

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Well, they already release "SE" version, so it's obligatory for them to release the "X" to complete it ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Iron man is rumored to be Tony Stark.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Or Bill Bixby...lol

8. kiko007

Posts: 7499; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Does your iPad still not have Touch ID?

14. Vancetastic

Posts: 1522; Member since: May 17, 2017

My iPad does not have touch ID, therefore, none do. Did I get that right?

15. izim1

Posts: 1600; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I have an ipad without touch id. Was it supposed to get the hardware upgrade through a software update or something?

23. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yes. I just upgraded the video card in my PC from an Asus GTX 760 to an EVGA GTX 1070 via software update. It's so much easier than opening the case, unplugging the power connectors, unscrewing and removing the card, then doing the reverse to put the new card in.

27. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Right.. I also download RAM for my PC, and it work just fine...

28. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Give Techie a break. He was kidding. He's a tech expert that works in the IT field. He owns the new iPad Pro 10 inch model.

9. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

I’m getting 3

10. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

This and the V30 are contenders for best phones in 2017. Can't wait.

12. slannmage

Posts: 289; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

Either way, I'm not paying £1000 for a phone.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31269; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I gladly will, if it offers what want. The Note 8 is that phone for me, especially after watching all the YouTube videos I have. We'll see what the iPhone has to offer.

16. izim1

Posts: 1600; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I'll pay that for anything i want. When i was young I once spent close to 10X that amount on drugs in just one weekend. Fun times. Money is meant to be spent on things that give you satisfaction. Youre not taking it with you when you die.

17. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Not sure if you're joking or serious but if you really have this ideology you need to re-evaluate your life. Just sayin'.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17397; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't want to take it with me when I die I want to have enough to not burden my family as I get older, and leave it to my kids to make their lives and their kids' lives a little easier.

35. apple-rulz

Posts: 2178; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

You're already a burden teddy, you're a liar and overall just a man of low moral quality. Now pretending you'll actually leave any substantial amount of money-you keep hitting new lows, when I thought it wasn't possible.

18. hazard1

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Naming the phone IPhone X makes sense to me. It's a tenth anniversary phone and is distinguished from the other phones (now to be called the Iphone 8) which are probably more incremental updates more similar to the previous Iphone 7.

21. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Hahahahahahaha nice joke, but old.

29. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Pot calling the kettle black, aren't you?

30. Courage

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 13, 2017

Not joke but truth buddy. As a big tech fan, I hope Apple finally sort out those lag, bug and crash issues.

31. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

Sorry bud but the joke's stale. Move along.

20. BuffaloSouce unregistered

I think I would've gone with something more marketable and straight forward like IPhone 10th Anniversary Edition. Calling it X sounds like they needed something edgey. Theres plenty of people who upgrade may for the sake of upgrading because they think they needed the latest anything but can't tell you the difference between a SE and a 7. I feel like when most people hear iPhone x, they're not going to associate x with 10

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