Apple looks set to introduce a special â€œiPhone Xâ€ on Tuesday, to mark 10 years of the handset. Weâ€™ve seen a number of leaks about the hardware and its features, but 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. Itâ€™s the strongest indicator we have 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 isnâ€™t planning to use its tradition 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 Appleâ€™s OLED device, including iPhone Edition, iPhone Pro, and iPhone 8.
While this is the final iOS 11 firmware, Apple could still tweak its software before the iPhone X is available in stores and name it something else entirely. Lots of rumors have suggested shipments of the iPhone X could be delayed due to OLED shortages and Appleâ€™s â€œurgentâ€ 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. Weâ€™ll find out more about the rumored $1,000 pricing and exact release date on Tuesday at Appleâ€™s press event.