The iPhone 8 will actually be called the iPhone X, report claims

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The speculation regarding the new iPhone, which is due to be launched at Apple’s campus in California next week continues, with the latest rumours suggesting that it will be known as the iPhone X, to reflect the tenth anniversary rather than the iPhone 8.

The device which will be launched alongside the standard iPhone 7 and 7S Plus upgrades is expected to be a huge hit with plenty of new additions including an edge-to-edge screen.

Dutch tech site iCulture have been speaking to sources who say that Apple will definitely embrace Roman numerals to mark the ten years.

“This source has previously informed us correctly about the existence of the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and is working with a worldwide operating telecom company,” explained the site.

It seems that the rumours regarding the new name are gaining pace on social media too with gadget-watchers on Twitter spreading the news.

iCulture along with 9to5Mac have also suggested that the other devices will actually be called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus meaning that the ‘S’ generation would be skipped for the first time. How true this is remains to be seen.

Whilst iPhone X does seem like a sensible choice of name, it has also been said that the phone could be called the “iPhone Edition”. This is a name that has been used in the past with the top end Apple watch that was known as the “Apple Watch Edition.”

The new iPhone is expected to cost in excess of $1,000 so certainly won’t be patrolling the lower ends of the market.

Another recent report suggested that the new handset will include a number of features never before seen on an iPhone.

According to Bloomberg, the next iPhone will completely transform the way people use their phones and will herald a new dawn in smartphone technology.

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