How will you pronounce iPhone X?

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How will you pronounce "iPhone X"?

  1. Ten

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  2. Ex

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  1. Gameboy70 macrumors 6502a

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    Will you stick to the canonical pronunciation of the Roman numeral that Apple uses in PR, or will you pronounce it as the letter?

    I'll go first: It's pronounced "Jif".
     
  2. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    I’ll try to say iPhone Ten but then I said “Oh Ess Ex” for a decade so...
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I say it as iPhone 10. But I visualize it as iPhone X. (As in the letter. )
     
  4. Vanilla35 macrumors 68040

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    I understand the X means 10, but Apple is so stupid if they expect people to understand that. I will tell everyone it's the iPhone X, and that's exactly what the general public will know it as anyway.
     
  5. Danbrown521 macrumors regular

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    As an ex apple employee to say X and not Ten was beaten out of me a long time ago with OS X
     
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    Ok, I'll bite. What the hell is a "Jif"? Why not "Anniversary"?
     
  9. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    I am already better at saying “iPhone Ten” than I am at “OS Ten.” It’s some sort of mental block or something. o_O

    To answer the OQ, I say iPhone Ten about 85% of the time, but I do slip.
     
  10. OneMike macrumors 603

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    It depends. Generally speaking if someone asks what kind of phone I have I’d say an iPhone.

    Seldom do I have to say the specific version. If I did I’d say X which is a Roman numeral for 10 so you’re correct either way.
     
  11. Aibocyrus macrumors 6502a

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    I find I want to say ‘ex’ but when I’m saying it out loud I say ‘10’.
     
  12. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

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    I keep wanting to say "X" but I know it's wrong so I stop myself and then say "10" but believe me...it's difficult! And I alway have to pause a bit. #BothersomeFacts
     
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    Associate in the cell phone department at Best Buy today called it the iPhone Ex.
     
  15. Gameboy70 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The wrong way to pronounce GIF </flameshield>
     
  16. artfossil macrumors 65816

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    GIF — pronounced “gif" versus "jif" ??? (I know which one I prefer and I don’t care what Wilhite did. :) )
     
  17. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Ex. Because the rest of the public will call it that.

    It's hard to explain why iOS 10 and A10 are ten while iPhone is not "ex."
     
  18. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    Remind me not to ask you the time if there’s only an old clock in the room...
     
  19. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Completely anecdotal, but so far my friends, family, and coworkers (all of whom are not very tech savvy) have been calling it “ex”.

    I imagine most will be calling it that just because there’s no other context that it’s a Roman numeral, unlike a clock.
     
  20. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Ten, because, you know, that's its name.

    I've heard plenty of people who don't know better call it the X though.
     
  21. JPack macrumors 68040

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    That's pretty much what I see as well.

    It's hard to associate olde tyme Roman numeral X with a high-tech gadget. Everything out there uses X as X, e.g. Model X, Pixel 2 XL, BMW X6.
     
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  24. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    All my friends, relatives and colleagues have been calling it the "EX" and I keep having to correct them. I have been and will be calling it the 10.
     

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