iPhone X Name Leaked in iOS11 Firmware

iPhone X render with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

The next iPhone, scheduled to be unveiled on September 12 by Apple, is most likely to be called the iPhone X. We previously wrote about this rumor after a Dutch site called iCulture wrote about this observation. Now, it appears that the next iPhone will indeed be called the iPhone X, not the iPhone 8 as most people have guessed.

Just to be clear, the iPhone X is the iPhone with bezel-less display and will feature radical design changes from the classic iPhones. The bezel-less display is the trend right now after Samsung started it with the Galaxy S8 and the newly announced Galaxy Note8. I had to clarify this since the new rumor is that there will still be an iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but these will merely be updated versions of the classic design we now see with the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. So, although there will be an iPhone 8, it will not be the bezel-less display iPhone but an updated iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The new iPhone X rumors also point to an animated emoji, or the Animoji per references from the iOS11 firmware. Animoji lets users create emoji using their facial expressions and voice. This will be a hit with the current crop of users who are into emojis.

The rest of the rumors have something to do with 4K video capability, updated dual-camera setup with Portrait Lighting mode that could alter the perceived lighting of a shot or could add a stage lighting effect, or add the soft tones of natural lighting to a harshly-lit picture. The iOS 11 firmware also have references to an LTE Apple Watch and updated AirPods.

September 12 is almost here. We’ll certainly know which of the rumors above are correct.



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