Apple said to settle on name: iPhone X

Apple to call its next generation iPhone 'X'

Apple to call its next generation iPhone ‘X’

The most highly-anticipated announcement coming out of Apple Inc. every fall is about its popular smartphone.

According to recent reports, Apple may name its latest generation smartphone: iPhone X.

Strings of software code inside of the leaked operating system, first reported by Apple news site 9to5Mac, said the three new phones will be the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus — and then the groundbreaking iPhone X.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are simply successors to the current iPhone models, while the X model is the premium version with an all-new design, crisper OLED screen, improved cameras and a 3D facial recognition scanner for unlocking the device.

The ‘X’ reference might be heavily tied to highlight its special 10th anniversary.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will mostly look similar to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but are to include faster processors, according to Bloomberg News.

The latest smartphones from Apple are to be unveiled at its annual event on Tuesday, which will be the first in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s new ‘spaceship’ campus in Silicon Valley, evoking the memory of the company’s late co-founder and iconic pitchman.

— from staff and Bloomberg News