The VERGE— Apple looks set to introduce a special “iPhone X” on Tuesday, to mark 10 years of the handset. The Verge reports seeing a number of leaks about the hardware and its features, but says everyone has been calling it the iPhone 8 so far. It looks like Apple is about to launch its top-tier phone as the iPhone X, if the latest leaked firmware is accurate.
iOS developer Steven Troughton-Smith has discovered references to iPhone X that are linked directly to the D22 codename with a bezel-less display. It’s the strongest indicator there is so far that Apple is planning the special naming to mark 10 years of the iPhone. Troughton-Smith has also discovered separate iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus references in the final iOS 11 firmware, suggesting that Apple isn’t planning to use its traditional S branding, and will instead jump to iPhone 8 for its non-OLED devices. A number of different iPhone names have been floating around for Apple’s OLED device, including iPhone Edition, iPhone Pro, and iPhone 8.
Lots of rumors have suggested shipments of the iPhone X could be delayed due to OLED shortages and Apple’s “urgent” need to find another display supplier besides Samsung. If the iPhone X ships slightly later than the other two models then Apple may have time to adjust its name in a future iOS 11 update. We’ll find out more about the rumored $1,000USD pricing and exact release date on Tuesday at Apple’s press event.