Why did apple skip the iphone 9?

Why didn’t Apple make an iPhone 9? Why isn’t there an iPhone 9?

Apple skipped the iPhone 9 and went straight from iPhone 8 to iPhone X (pronounced “ten”). The reasoning behind this decision wasn’t officially stated by Apple, but it’s believed that it was to avoid confusion with the iPhone X, which marked the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. By jumping from 8 to X, they made it clear that the iPhone X was a significant departure from previous models.

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Apple didn’t make an iPhone 9 and went straight to the iPhone X (ten) for a few reasons:

  1. Anniversary Celebration: The iPhone X came out in 2017, which was the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone. They wanted a special name to mark this big event.

  2. Big Changes: The iPhone X had a lot of new features, like a screen that covers the whole front, no Home button, and Face ID. Skipping to a higher number showed it was a big upgrade.

  3. Less Confusion: Going from iPhone 8 to iPhone 9 might have seemed like a small step. Jumping to iPhone X made it clear that this was a major new version.

  4. Marketing: The name “iPhone X” sounds special and different. It helped create excitement and interest in the new phone.

In short, Apple skipped the iPhone 9 to highlight the importance and new features of the iPhone X.

Mason… Apple skipped the iPhone 9 naming convention and went directly from iPhone 8 to iPhone X (pronounced as “ten”) to mark the 10th anniversary of the iPhone. The decision to skip iPhone 9 was likely to avoid confusion and to signify a significant leap in technology and design with the iPhone X. It’s a marketing strategy to highlight the flagship nature of the device.