It looks as though the iPhone 8 isn’t going to be quite the phone you were expecting. Instead, prepare for the iPhone X.
According to a reliable source speaking to iCulture, the final name of the new bezel-free, OLED iPhone will be ‘iPhone X,’ pronounced ‘iPhone 10.’ This name has been floating around for some time, and even some case makers have been saying that this would end up being the name of this year’s flagship. It’s beginning to look like that will be the name we end up seeing on Sept. 12 when Apple holds its event.
Before you go throwing out all of your homemade iPhone 8 t-shirts you planned to wear to the line at your local Apple Store, just hold off on that for a moment. The source went on to report that the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus will actually be picking up the iPhone 8 naming this year. The reported reason for the change from the usual ‘s’ naming system being due to the change to an all glass design with wireless charging was just too big of an upgrade to not jump names.
The final note from this source – who has a track record for accuracy due to a 10.5-inch iPad Pro report – says that pre-orders will kick off on Sept. 15 with the release expected for Sept. 22.