So what happens to iPhone 9?

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  1. Susurs macrumors 6502a

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    After introducing X (Ten), naming will probably change. I don’t think there will be 9 next year...
     
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    Maybe they will called iPhone X Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, etc from now on ;)
     
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    It will probably just be called iPhone, I don't think they can stick with numbers without it getting very messy.
     
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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the X is discontinued next year, and the features are integrated into the next iPhone and iPhone Plus models. Jury's out on FaceID. May disappear if they get the under-screen TouchID to work. Some tech may sneak into the next SE.
     
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    I really don't see them abandoning FaceID after talking about how much more secure and convenient it is. They might as well bring back the headphone jack too. Whether their on the right track or not, Apple doesn't backtrack.
     
  9. nordique macrumors 65816

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    Naming is a valid question

    If they just called it the iPhone X as is "EX" pronunciation I would think 9 would be the way to go next year

    But who knows now

    I think the numbers while getting high and absurd are in fact a pretty good marketing strategy. People know inherently that 5 is more than 4, 6 is more than 5, etc... and they attribute big changes with these numbers.

    Its all marketing.

    It might be the 10th Anniversary of iPhone this year but these are going to be the 11th generation of phones
     
  10. AppleZombie macrumors 6502a

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    There will be an Iphone 9 next year with Face ID.

    Also a XS with Touch ID.

    iPhone 11 will be all Apple OLEDs and will just be named Apple Phone.
     
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    And Microsoft needs to release Windows 9 ;)
     
  13. titrau macrumors 65816

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    next yrs they will call

    iphone XP same as windiw XP

    P stand for = Power

    hehehhe :)
     
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    This will be the last year of numbering. An iPhone 9 that's a generation newer than one called 10? I consider that unlikely. I also don't see them going with 11/XI because if they keep the numbering going much longer, it's going to start sounding a bit ridiculous. The obvious alternative is that it becomes just iPhone and iPhone Plus/Pro/whatever, especially as refreshes are likely to become a lot more incremental for the next few years considering there isn't much bezel left to eliminate, so nothing major will change with the design for at least the next few years.
     
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    True, but unless they were only good rumors, why would they have abandoned the underscreen TouchID concept? Maybe they could still be working on it for either another year or another product.

    I noticed I actually didn't even answer the OP's original question! Being the 10-year celebration of the iPhone, if the X lives on, it could be called Pro or Edition, the others iPhone and Plus.
     
  16. Dented macrumors 6502a

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    It's the question nobody is asking.. but actually I think the iPhone 9 is what a lot of people wish Apple had produced yesterday.

    Think of it - something between the 8 and the 10 - that's what Apple's flagship should have been this year. That bit less premium than the X, that lot more innovative than the 8..

    Will we somehow see an iPhone 9 next year?
     
  17. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    most likely they will continue with the roman numerals. iphone Xi next year.
     
  18. cube macrumors P6

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    So wireless charging and X are a plan for the Chinese market.
     
  19. drewdove macrumors member

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    So Apple went from iPhone 8 to iPhone X or ten. So has iPhone 9 been put on the same shelf as Windows 9, a numerical idea that won't be seen? Just wondering.
     
  20. JohnnyGo macrumors 6502a

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    The number 8 is considered lucky in China... I agree that iPhone 9 is unlikely
     
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    Absolutely yes. iPhone 9 will be the Last of the iPhone 6 / 7 / 8 lineage.
     
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    In Russia number 7 considered lucky, 777 is even more lucky than a single digit 7. But I don't like iPhone 7 feedback button and I couldn't afford it, so I got iPhone6 s+, so far it's been great.

    I don't think X means 10 in iPhone X, more like project X or Chemical X. Unless it was stated otherwise during the presentation.

    I don't know which iPhone will be my next iphone, time will tell.
     
  23. BigAppleNYC123 macrumors regular

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    False. It means 10.
     
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    Is that what Tim Cook said?
     

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