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Apple Could Skip the ‘S’: Patterns in iPhone Naming Rumors Align

Two supposed leaks or rumors state the possible names for the iPhones won’t follow Apple’s standard naming patterns, though they disagree on the final names for the most hotly anticipated iPhone in years. Previously, it was assumed that there would be three iPhone models released this year. There would be the upgrades to the current models, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would be replaced by the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, and then there would be the new model, the iPhone 8. However, two new rumors state that Apple will skip the ‘S’ moniker this year, going right to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus for the 4.7″ and 5.5″ iPhones, respectively, and the 5.7″ with almost no bezel iPhone would instead be named either the iPhone Edition or iPhone X. But which is more likely?
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iPhone 8 Rumors are Tough to Follow

Talk about a mixed bag. Rumors surrounding the tenth anniversary iPhone, the iPhone 8, which may be called the iPhone X or iPhone Edition (my bet), have been all over the place. Not only that, they seem to rehash rumors we’ve heard about nearly every single recent iPhone, and frequently contradict each other. There are the obvious ones that few seem to disagree on, such as wireless charging to make up for the sole Lightning port that currently cannot charge and play music to wired headphones at the same time, a glass back to accommodate that wireless charging, and a large screen with thin bezels. However, from there the rumors start to contradict each other. There are rumors that the front of the phone will be nearly bezel-less, hiding the home button, fingerprint reader, and even a camera under the screen. Then there’s the rumor that Apple couldn’t do this, and placed the home button on the back of the phone. Others say it’ll have the same bezels as the iPhone 7, but with no home button, at least not on the front. What can we possibly believe? Below, I’ve categorized the largest rumors according to their believability. Hopefully that’ll help us pain a picture of the new iPhone before we see it this fall. 
 
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