Up until 2017, Apple’s naming pattern had been consistent: iPhone [Number] followed by iPhone [Number + s]. Then, things got complicated. What will it be called? We’re talking about the iPhone models Apple will release in 2018. If it follows tradition, we will get an iPhone 8S, an iPhone 8S Plus, and possibly a new version of the iPhone X too. hat will the iPhone 2019 be called? This may be called the iPhone X Plus. Even more confusingly, the 2018 iPhone models have also been linked with the names iPhone 9, and iPhone 11, due to the iPhone X’s introduction in late 2017. There is also the chance Apple will come up with an entirely new way of naming its iPhones.
No-one seems to agree on the name, the amount of phones Apple will release, the size of the screens, or the specification for each one yet. That means there are a lot of rumors and they’re all intertwined, sometimes related, and almost always confusing. We’ve done our best to make sense of them, so here is our rundown of what to expect from the 2018 iPhone range.
- 2007: iPhone
- 2008: iPhone 3G
- 2009: iPhone 3GS
- 2010: iPhone 4
- 2011: iPhone 4s
- 2012: iPhone 5
- 2013: iPhone 5s
- 2014: iPhone 6 + iPhone 6 Plus
- 2015: iPhone 6s + iPhone 6s Plus
- 2016: iPhone 7 + iPhone 7 Plus
- 2017: iPhone 8 + iPhone 8 Plus + iPhone X
- 2018: ?
- 2019: ?
We don’t know what the 2018 iPhones will be called yet, much less the 2019, but Apple can name any future iPhone anything it wants. iPhone 10. iPhone XII. iPhone X3. iPhone Edition. iPhone Pro. iPhone Infinity War. It’s purely a marketing decision.
For the sake of simplicity, iPhone 2019 will be used in our rumor roundup until we hear otherwise.