There’s been a lot of speculation as to what the next iPhone will be called. It’s no secret that Apple typically chooses consecutive numbers for its iPhone releases. But since the iPhone X deviated from that pattern, the name of the next iPhone is up in the air. Will it be called be called iPhone 11? Or iPhone X1? There’s even talk of the lower-end iPhone being called iPhone SE. Rumors have been surfacing that the next generation iPhone might be getting a new name.
We asked our Fusion of Ideas team for their best guesses on what the new iPhone will be called. The name that got the most votes was iPhone XI. Additional suggestions and name ideas included iPhone Xs, iPhone X-1, iPhone 9, iPhone Elite, iConnect, and iPhone Pro.
“The X isn’t technically the 10, but just a roman numeral to represent the anniversary of the iPhone,” said our Creative Manager, Bryan Underwood. “That being said, I believe the next release in line is still the iPhone 9.”
Rachel Trotter, Administrative Assistant, thinks it’ll be named something completely different. “I don’t even think it will be called an iPhone anymore,” she said. “I think it might be something like iConnect or iLink. Something that implies an iPhone is far more than a phone, but also of a way to interact with the world.”
Junior iOS developer Long Le said, “I think they could keep it boring and just call it the iPhone Xs.”
Whatever it’s called, we’re excited for the debut of the new iPhone and all of its new features.