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Apple’s 2017 flagship smartphone will officially be called iPhone X?

It’s iPhone X not iPhone 8?

Apple to launch iPhone 8 (iPhone X) in September 12 and will reveal its release date as well as pre-order and shipping dates.

Apple’s radically redesigned next-generation flagship smartphone will officially be called the “iPhone X,” not the iPhone 8, according to a latest report by Dutch tech and popular culture website iCulture. Should this new report turns out to be true, there will be an iPhone 8 handset too, it’s just not the variant or model we’ve been led to think in the past several months.

It claims the bezel-less iPhone will be branded the iPhone X – called as the iPhone 10 – via a “reliable source,” based on “information announced by Apple itself in Cupertino” at a conference meeting on Thursday, August 31. iCulture’s trustworthy source was previously correct regarding the 10.5-inch iPad Pro rumors.

We can’t verify the report, so take this new report with a grain of sugar, but some may think that the next iteration top-of-the-line flagship handset “iPhone X” from the Cupertino-headquartered technology giant is likely the final name.

It was pretty clear from the very first speculations and rumors that this year’s premium flagship iPhone model wouldn’t follow the traditional naming method or moniker and be called the “7s.” This 2017 is the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone, so Apple was certainly aiming for something more unexpected and phenomenal to celebrate its product line. After all, Apple will want to celebrate the decade edition of iPhone. The names iPhone ‘Edition’ and iPhone X have been circulated over the worldwide web before too, but for a number of reasons the industry as well as were clinched on calling it the iPhone 8.

iPhone X moniker seems the most reasonable option. It’s been a decade since the very first iPhone, which the ‘X’ commemorates without considering like the tech giant straightway skipped a a coupe of iterations. There’s also a pattern to the X in the form of Mac OS X. With all that being said, I still think iPhone X still sounds the coolest amongst the branding.

Meanwhile, Apple is also widely expected to launch two other less-spectacular smartphones which don’t feature a bezel-less edge-to-edge design — iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.

The launching of the iPhone anniversary model will be the first special media event to be held at spaceship-esque Apple’s new headquarters, at the 1,000-seater Steve Jobs theater.

According to a report we published earlier this week, iPhone pre-orders will start on September 15, and shipping will begin on September 22.

Edison Tongol

Edison has been a business journalist since 2007, when he joined The Cetureon news agency. There, he covers about e-commerce, major tech companies, startups and fast-growing small-medium businesses across all industries.

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