Market analysts believe that Apple can simplify the naming of its smartphones this year. Ordinary models with LCD displays would simply be called iPhone, while OLED versions would get the designation of the iPhone X. Is this approach to the subject really a simplification, or maybe it will introduce more confusion?
Apple has so far been quite predictable when it comes to the naming of its smartphones. Every year there was a new iPhone, whose designation consisted of the next number and the letter S, or the addition Plus. Smartphones with the next digit in the name appeared every 2 years, and between them were released S models. The Plus versions had larger screens and a double camera. However, Apple broke with this pattern last fall, when instead of iPhone 7s appeared the iPhone 8, and next to it more elitist iPhone X. However, I do not think that fans of smartphones with a nibbled apple had any problem with it. In turn, Apple may actually have a problem with naming this year’s models. What’s the name of this year’s iPhone X successor?
Simplifying the names of iPhones can cause big confusion
This is not the first time Apple decides to drastically shorten the names of its products. The same procedure was used for iPad tablets. Next generations are simply called the iPad. Now it would happen the same with iPhones. The latest rumours are that Apple will present 3 smartphones this year. The first one would have an LCD screen with a diagonal of 6.1”. Subsequent copies are to be equipped with OLED displays with diagonals of 5.8” and 6.5”. According to the new terminology, it would be: iPhone (6.1” LCD), iPhone X (5.8” OLED) and iPhone X Plus (6.5” OLED). For the proper differentiation of models released in individual years, people will probably start to add the year of their premieres to the name. A similar treatment is already used by Samsung and Nokia for middle-price smartphones.
Source: Apple Insider