December 8, 2019
Calling the iPhone 8s the “iPhone X,” and then deciding that the “X” meant “10” and calling its successor the iPhone 11 was some really tacky crap. The sort of thing that never would have happened under Steve Jobs.
I guess someone told them to fix it?
It’s been a long wait for the successor to the iPhone SE, which launched in 2016 and is no longer available directly from Apple – but it now seems very likely that a 2020 follow-up is planned, and perhaps under a new name.
The iPhone 9 moniker is certainly available – remember in 2017, Apple needed a successor to the iPhone 7 phones, as well as something to mark the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, so we got the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
If Macotakara’s source is correct, the iPhone 9 name will be used at last, three years later. It will also better position the phone as the successor to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which are currently the cheapest iPhones Apple sells directly.
This is stupid and weird and I hate Apple now.
Diversity is making everything shitty.
Imagine where Apple would be if they’d decided it was okay to hire the person most qualified for the job – who would have likely been a straight white male – instead of feeling a need to get a diversity hire and putting in the faggot Rim Cook.