By pronouncing iPhone X as “ten” instead of “ex”, I think Apple missed a great opportunity...

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  1. DDustiNN macrumors 68000

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  2. cornycopier macrumors member

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    But we’ll have to wait 30 more years for that one.
     
  3. the future macrumors 65816

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    They certainly missed the opportunity to stop the model numbers getting higher and higher. They could have called the successor X2 („ex two“), but now it‘s probably gonna have to be „eleven“. Or maybe iPhone X Series 2 …
     
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    Everyone I know calls it the “ex” and most probably will.

    The same way people call it OS “ex” instead of “ten”

    You don’t release a “ten” alongside the 8. Regardless of what the ten stands for (10th anniversary)
     
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    The Best Buy employee I just talked to called it the iPhone Ex. Next year if it's called iPhone XI, I will call it Ex-One. El-e-ven is three syllables. Too long to say. ;) Might as well call Jonathan Morrison, JMo. Nobody calls their friends by their official name on their birth certificate, do they? Only OCD grammar Nazis.

    By iPhone XII, I will call it Twelve. One-syllable. By iPhone XIII, I'll call it Thirteen because that's one of my favorite numbers. Ex just sounds cooler to say than Ten. I'll use that Airplane! reference again. Surely you can call it anything you want. Just don't call it, Shirley.
     
  6. the future macrumors 65816

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    XI or XII or XIII will not happen; that looks just stupid.
     
  7. riverfreak macrumors 65816

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    But just THINK where we will be in two years:

    iPhone XI.
    We’ve turned it all the way up to 11.
     
  8. california_kid macrumors regular

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    The should have called it "iPhone Boaty McBoatface", but that's just me....
     
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    We have a winner.
     
  10. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Well, with OSX (OS 10), they incremented the version as 10.nn ....

    ... so next year it'll be the iPhone X.2, then X.2+, X.3/X.3+, etc. :D
     
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    They were never going to call it XL anyways. Ya know, a direct competitor is the Pixel 2 XL.
     
  12. Ahboyd macrumors member

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    Will they call it iPhone XS in the next release? That’s not very good.
     
  13. OneMike macrumors 603

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    In 2018, the iPhone will be named after a rock formation in California.

    Also, to me I will always say iPhone X
     
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    Maybe they will call it...

    iPhone XX (iPhone Ten Ex)
     
  16. Lucifer666, Nov 1, 2017
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    I didn't even think of it a 10, just X. Where's 9 then? Did they even call it iPhone 10? They can't skip numbers, that makes no sense.

    I mean, it's not like some kind of experiment, and 9 was a major screw up, so they skipped it; like Stranger Things where 009 and 010 are missing, presumable dead, killed by Papa or worse.
     
  17. myscrnnm macrumors 65816

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    7 8 9.
     
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  19. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    9? where? Did I miss 9? It's possible. If I did, disregard everything I said

    thanks :)
     
  20. Iamonfire macrumors newbie

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    I have just been reading the forums here for years now and I created an account because that made me laugh. I just wanted to like your comment and post !!!
     
  21. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040

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    I personally think (besides celebrating 10 years) That this is the beginning of using Roman numerals.
    Hence the next model wil be XI, etc.
    But with Apple and thief cloak of secrecy, who knows :p
     
  22. HuskerChelle macrumors member

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    Well, I think we know they won't ever do the iPhone XXX....LOL although if it was the strongest iPhone ever they could use some marketing to tell everyone it's strong enough to go naked??
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    I think he was going to 7 "ate" 9 lol
     

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