The iPhone 11 was introduced final year and we’re quickly to get the iPhone 12. But when you’ve come to this text, you are in all probability questioning – what happened to the iPhone 9 and/or iPhone 10?
If you just need to cut to the chase, the iPhone SE (second generation) is the closest factor to an iPhone 9 we’ll ever get. The iPhone X (which was really pronounced as ‘iPhone 10’) is now utterly discontinued.
What happened to the iPhone 10?
Let’s reply the iPhone 10 query first as it is simple. There really WAS an iPhone 10 launched in late 2017, nevertheless it was referred to as the iPhone X. The ‘X’ was really pronounced 10, not “iPhone EX” as most people would say. No one ever referred to as it “iPhone 10” (until they labored in a cellphone store or Apple retailer and needed to).
Here it’s pictured under, But if you want to purchase one you are out of luck because it has been utterly discontinued. Its successor was the very related iPhone XS which has in flip been now been changed by the iPhone 11 Pro – now with a triple as an alternative of a twin camera.
iPhone X or iPhone 10 was launched alongside the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus for an excellent motive – 2017 was the 10th anniversary of the iPhone’s authentic unveiling by Steve Jobs in January 2007.
What happened to the iPhone 9?
As we talked about, in 2017 Apple launched the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. If we’re trustworthy, they in all probability ought to were referred to as the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus as, whereas they launched a number of new options such as wireless charging, they were basically enhancements of the existing iPhone 7.
As we noticed with 2018’s iPhone XS, Apple usually uses the ‘S’ suffix to indicate a refresh as opposed to a whole redesign.
And, as we mentioned, Apple also launched the iPhone X or iPhone 10. Not solely was that title to mark a decade since Apple’s first iPhone, nevertheless it also represented a brand new begin for iPhone, heralding a brand new design using Face ID and binning the Home button.
The iPhone 8 has nonetheless been accessible with a Home button But is now being discontinued in favour of the iPhone SE (2020).
This new handset is nearly an identical when it comes to look to the iPhone 8 and has the same camera, But uses many inner parts from the iPhone 11 and has nearly the same camera software, too.
The iPhone SE (2nd generation) is, when you like, the iPhone 9.
A closing be aware; it is not that uncommon for firms to overlook out a sequential quantity in product names. Generally that is carried out as a result of a quantity is taken into account to be unfortunate in some nations.
But usually it is for a similar motive that Apple skipped 9 – as a result of the corporate desires to indicate a brand new starting for a product, just as Microsoft did when it skipped Windows 9 and went straight to Windows 10 from Windows 8 (OK, from Windows 8.1 for the pedants on the market).