Apple has Released the iPhone X but Skipped the 9
After Apple unveiled its three latest devices – the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the iPhone X, many fans have noticed that a number is missing. So, where’s the iPhone 9? With that, Apple does seem to have skipped a device, which is similar to how Microsoft skipped launching
However, due to the differences in models and price levels, labelling them as such would have been a tough task for the multi-billion dollar company and would have been difficult for its users to figure out what phone is best for their needs and their budget.
Labelling it as “X” as a way of symbolising 10 is a way for Apple to make the distinction that this phone is better than iPhone 8 without actually naming it “iPhone 10.” With the release of the iPhone X, it’s unlikely that Apple will keep its Roman numeral naming convention. Also, it is named X because it's a symbol of the culture of sensitivity and a remembrance of the company's late co-founder, Steve Jobs.
It’s still not clear whether they will name their next device the iPhone 9 but there should be no problems labelling it as such. They could call their next line of devices - the iPhone 9, the iPhone 11 or the iPhone XI. However, as of writing, the iPhone 9 doesn’t seem to exist with no mention at all of why. That said, Apple fans have been again left without an answer on the device’s existence.