The iPhone X? Interesting New Developments
All the hype surrounding the release of the latest iPhone is coming to a head. And, besides insider leaks about its possible new features, there has been another interesting development. Reportedly, Apple will depart from its traditional naming system for the newest model of its smartphone. Yes. According to several tech gurus, Apple’s latest offering will be called the “iPhone X”.
This is intriguing considering that, in previous years, Apple had stuck so steadfastly to christening its products according to the chronological order of their dates of launch. Perhaps, they believe that a simple change of name could help in reinventing the iPhone’s brand image. And, indeed, “iPhone X” does sound a little mysterious, though it seems more appropriate for a prototype than for a final product.
What Does This Mean, iPhone 8 or iPhone x?
Whether it will be called the iPhone 8 or the iPhone X makes no difference (besides engendering a little extra publicity for Apple). The final product will be an iPhone X with all the typical features of one… and a few innovations. Accordingly, the iPhone X will have an edge-to-edge screen with no home button. Instead, it will employ virtual buttons that will allow the user the browse the iOS graphical interface. Additionally, the iPhone X will be housed in a glass body with a stainless steel frame which will give the entire device a stylish new look. So, regardless of its new name, it will still be an iPhone at heart.
The Rationale behind the Change of Name
But why did Apple violate the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” when they were naming the tenth anniversary model of their flagship product? “iPhone 8” sounded just fine. So why did they change it? One could surmise that it was a natural consequence of Apple’s radical approach towards the design of the newest iPhone. And, certainly, a revolutionary product needs a revolutionary name. Calling it the “iPhone X” may have been an obvious step.