Paco II

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This one is just to satisfy my curiosity. I see "XS" everywhere, including the prefixes here, yet my phone identifies itself (About -> Model Name) as "iPhone Xs". Yet "XS" seems to be the main way people spell it, despite Apple apparently preferring to use "Xs" under model name. So what's the deal?
 

Aydy

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The X represents the number 10 (Roman numerals)
The S part is, at a guess, a symbol to identify an advanced version (successor) of the X = Xs

Really it’s all been done before (3GS, 4s, 5s etc) only this time we have a Roman numeral to represent the 10s

Edit: I think I just got what you were asking ? I’ve no idea tbh but I think the correct format would be Xs since all s series models have been identified on Apple blurb as lower cased s
 
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Paco II

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Does my curiosity matter? That's kind of a harsh question to ask. Is it so wrong me for me want to ask why Apple themselves seem to spell it differently in different places? Feel free to simply ignore this thread.

Does it really matter ?
 
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Otflyer

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Does my curiosity matter? That's kind of a harsh question to ask. Is it so wrong me for me want to ask why Apple themselves seem to spell it differently in different places? Feel free to simply ignore this thread.
Unfortunately there are too many people on all forums who have nothing to contribute but, feel a need to comment negatively.
 
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