Can you pick a name for the iPhone X successor? (results)

We asked you last week what do you think the iPhone X successor name will be, and 42% of our 1879 respondents went with the "something else" category, which, judging from the bulk of comments, likely denotes an "iPhone Xs" answer, as Apple has traditionally marked the mid-cycle upgrades with "s" in the title. There was no iPhone 7s, though, and the iPhone X line is anything but ordinary, so the next most popular pick was iPhone XI, followed by iPhone 11. The iPhone Y title comes in last, making the switch from Roman numerals to letter highly unlikely in your opinion.

Ever since it turned out that the "all-screen" OLED iPhone will indeed be called the iPhone X (ten), just as rumored, we couldn't help but wonder how will the naming scheme of Apple's new "bezel-less" iPhone line continue. Needless to say, since the X stands for ten, and Apple is using Roman numerals to denote the new portfolio, the most logical name for an eventual iPhone X successor is iPhone XI. 

Still, Apple might decide to bring the current "surfboard" design iPhones like the 8 and 8 Plus, into the bezel-less line fold by issuing two all-screen phones with different display diagonals next year, and those might be iPhone 9 and iPhone 11, since 10 is already done and dusted, Roman numeral or not. That would leave Apple with an iPhone 9/11 set, however, which is not the most palatable combo one could unveil in the month of September. Even more far-fetched would be if Apple switches to letters, instead of numbers for future iPhones, and the next bezel-less wonder gets called iPhone Y.

Can you pick a name for the iPhone X successor?

iPhone XI
iPhone Y
iPhone 11
Something else

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Wickedsamaritan

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

■Iphone Xtinction ■

29. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

iPhone X 2 will include the feature you always wanted. TouchID!

2. blackwildboar84

Posts: 14; Member since: May 13, 2017

iPhone X (20)18

3. looneyhouston

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

IPhone A or simply iPhone

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Notch Berry Farms Or Bert (Sesame Street) due to the unibrow

5. maherk

Posts: 6878; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

iPhone Notchless

12. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Noctis? (get it?)

24. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

iPhone Top Notch Edition.

6. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

it will be iphone 9

7. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

How is this a 'surfboard' design? Dont get the analogy at all...

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

iPhone Xxxtentacion

9. h4ck3d

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

iPhone Xpensive

10. SaRPeR

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

iPhone XS

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

iPhone Xtendsintoyourscreen

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

IPhone hohoho edition the courageous.

14. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

iPhone XXX.

15. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

But in all seriousness I hope they get rid of that ugly notch in next version.

17. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

It's not only ugly. It obsructs the display

16. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

It will be something else. The X is just representing the anniversary.

18. japkoslav

Posts: 1507; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

iPhone X late 2018, just like Macbooks :-D

19. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

iPhone 9 > very simple

20. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Either iPhone 9 (if the X is going to prove itself the flagship potential), or X1 (if it's going to be a different line).

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

iPhone X2, easier that way.

22. Nexus4lifes

Posts: 294; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

iphone xtra crap

23. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

The inotch x2. Lets make one without face ID. Lose the notch.

25. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

No, you've got it all wrong, it's "the New iPhone" and "the New iPhone Plus". Unless they decide to keep the huge bezel line-up, then it'll be the iPhone Y-bother.

26. hungpakto

Posts: 48; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Galaxy X, Project Valley

27. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

iPhone X² would be pretty cool.

28. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

iPhone 1,XXX

30. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

XI Jinping

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