iPhone X Future iPhone Naming Convention

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What do you think the next iPhones will be called?

  1. iPhone X (Second Generation)

    20.0%
  2. iPhone XI

    10.0%
  3. iPhone X-2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. iPhone Xs

    5.0%
  5. iPhone (Screen size)

    25.0%
  6. None of the above (see comment)

    40.0%
  1. jpsmithdesign macrumors newbie

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    #1
    We all know that the next generation of iPhone X will be coming (in up to three variants), but how will Apple retain a uniform naming convention now that the 'X' has been implemented to signify the next (current) generation iPhones?
     
  2. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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  4. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    In my opinion, iPhone and screen size is my choice. But that does offer some confusion between the LCD 6.1" display and the OLED 6.5" display.

    iPhone 4.7
    iPhone 6.1
    iPhone OLED 5.7
    iPhone OLED 6.5
     
  5. JPack macrumors 68040

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    iPhone Xs or 11

    Apple will likely retain the numbering convention which encourages annual upgrades.
     
  6. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Those are really catchy names
     
  7. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if Apple will do what they did with iPads (and what they have kind of done with Macs) and separate the line into “iPhone” and “iPhone Pro”. The 6.1” LCD model would just be “iPhone” and the “Pro” line would be the OLED models and would be differentiated by screen size. That would mirror very nicely what they’ve done with the iPad line:
    • iPhone <=> iPad
    • iPhone Pro 5.8” <=> iPad Pro 10.5”
    • iPhone Pro 6.5” <=> iPad Pro 12.9”
    • And you would still have the very confusingly named iPhone SE and iPad mini 4 clinging to life at the bottom of each lineup.

    Whatever happens, I sincerely hope they whittle down the lineup a bit this year and get rid of the numbers. It has gotten out of hand with the current lineup.
     
  8. Raist3001 macrumors 65816

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    Is the iPhone in your example the 6.1"?
    These are good too :)
     
  9. now i see it macrumors 68030

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    The numerical naming of iPhones has gotta stop one day. Does anyone really think that some day there's going to be an iPhone 19? iPhone 29?
     
  10. jpsmithdesign thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Personally I think that they would have looked into the 'Pro' naming before settling on 'X'. You are very correct though, that the product line is becoming very scattered.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    As JPack mentioned (As I have shared similar thoughts in other threads), the numbering scheme is actually crucial to the iPhone. It also does encourage upgrades as that member stated, but it also ages the older model iPhones under the newest iPhones with the latest/highest number. The iPhone has always had the numbering system and it likely will continue onward until Apple devises a new plan later in the future. But for now, it makes complete sense and it shows the consumer the latest models from the oldest.

    I Believe the iPhone “11” will be the next number used in line.
     
  12. Jimmy James macrumors 601

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    Can't wait for the iPhone SE X.
    "Just wait 'till you see what we've put in the notch."
     
  13. mrbobdobolina macrumors member

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    iPhone Calico, Tabby, Ragdoll, Siamese, Persian, and then they'll probably switch to small local playgrounds or hills or...
     

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