It’s always hard to get your head around new ideas, isn’t it? The day we get our hands on iPhone X is finally arriving – and while we already know about the MAHOOSIVE screen, amazing cameras and cleverclogs facial recognition, there is one thing some of us can’t get our heads around. How do you […]
It’s always hard to get your head around new ideas, isn’t it? The day we get our hands on iPhone X is finally arriving – and while we already know about the MAHOOSIVE screen, amazing cameras and cleverclogs facial recognition, there is one thing some of us can’t get our heads around. How do you pronounce the name?
Obviously, if you’ve watched Apple’s keynote announcement you’ll know we say ‘iPhone 10‘, but for those who got their news from written sources, the journey of discovery was an epic one.
First, it starts with…
Who likes looking like they’re the only person who hasn’t caught on? NOBODY. That’s why the best approach is to reach out to the Twitterverse for assistance. And while we can’t imagine the iPhone Hug coming out anytime soon, you’d best believe we want to live in a world where it would.
— Ivan Williams (@ivanwi11iams) October 28, 2017
— Haley Miller (@mshaleymiller) September 12, 2017
Once confirmation is given that iPhone X is indeed pronounced ‘iPhone 10’, then the shockwaves begin to ripple out into the rest of the subject’s world. Soon, they begin to examine everything they’ve ever owned before that has an ‘X’ in the title. Minds get blown, bruvs.
So you’re telling me Mortal Kombat X and iPhone X are pronounced differently?! Getting that first one right was hard enough already.
— Jeremy (@takeshikitano3) September 13, 2017
If the iPhone X is pronounced “iPhone Ten”, is the Xbox One X pronounced “Ten Box Nine”?
— Roberto Rodriguez ™ (@rcrodriguez96) October 26, 2017
And next there comes the penultimate stage: a moment of self-awareness that brings peace and closure. Maybe we can even laugh at ourselves a little, if only to feel better about starting to laugh at those who STILL call it ‘iPhone Ecks’.
So this whole time I been saying “iPhone X” when its pronounced “iPhone Ten”
— Court Court (@JustCourtnei) October 6, 2017
I was confused as to why the iPhone X was pronounced “iPhone 10” until I realized a minute ago that X is Roman Numeral for 10 pic.twitter.com/BBZeVIJKPf
— oss hot not (@surfborting) September 26, 2017
And so, we reach the final stage of enlightenment: being proud enough of your new knowledge that you make it your express business to pass it on to others, whether they want it or not.
“Pay attention class! It’s pronounced “iPhone ten,” not iPhone X.” pic.twitter.com/uYL5wwEjb7
— Mr Bouncer (@MrBouncer) September 12, 2017
Me when people don’t pronounce iPhone x as “iPhone ten.” pic.twitter.com/PSQxgGcouN
— lodi cloud (@abstruselwt) September 14, 2017
So, have you reached iPhone X enlightenment? The final step in your journey is the ultimate reward: getting your hands on the biggest-screened, cleverest, fastest iPhone yet. It’s TENcellent, TENceptional and downright TENtraordinary*.
So, what’s next?
Will this year’s iPhone announcement bring the iPhone XI, the iPhone XS or something completely different? Only time will tell. Until then, catch up with the latest new iPhone rumours right here on the Hub.