iPhone XS Pronouncing iPhone Names (Roman Numeral Edition)

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  1. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

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    I’m curious whether the masses are referring to the ‘X’ series of phones as ‘Ten’ or ‘Ex’. Obviously, Apple has chosen the Roman numeral naming convention. Which makes an interesting point...

    In Roman numerals ‘S’ means ‘half’. So now we have the ‘Ten Half’ and ‘Ten Half Max’.

    Poor little [big] XR. It has no Roman numeral. But wait! An Apple executive recently said it was named the XR because he is a car enthusiast and it’s a naming scheme familiar to that industry. In that context it means ‘race’. So we have the ‘Ten Race’. Which is ironic. Because it’s the cheapest newly released phone.

    How do you pronounce them?
     
  2. max.ine macrumors regular

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    I pronounce them as X in my head and usually X in real life unless I catch myself making the mistake. I don’t care what Apple wants them to be called. It’ll always be X to me.
     
  3. Squirreljam macrumors member

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    “Ex” for me too - but I also order a large coffee at Starbucks, not a “venti”
     
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    I keep calling my XS the ex es. If they intended it be called the 10S, they should have named it that.
     
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    But that's exactly how they call/refer to it themselves.
     
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    But to me, the X is an x and not a Roman numeral.
     
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