The Internet Reacts To The New Silly iPhone Names

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Apple announced some new phones today, and they’ve got real silly names.

Every other year, like a curse, Apple released new models of the iPhone. This year’s are called the iPhone Xr, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. These are baffling names, though I know once they’re in the wild I’ll be dying to have one. One issue I’ll probably have is saying the name of whichever model I choose.

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While the “X” was pronounced as “ten” at the keynote, I can’t help but read these names as the “iPhone Excess” and “Excess Max.” They sound a little bit like the name of a fighting game or an anime. Is this the stupidest naming convention since the Xbox One X and Xbox One S? The internet seems to think so.

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Todd Howard also showed up at the keynote to talk about Elder Scrolls: Blades, which was announced at E3 this year. He’ll just show up anywhere, at any time, it seems like. Glance over your shoulder—Todd Howard might just be waiting for you.

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Let’s be real: the only reason why we’re making fun of these names is because a lot of us are going to buy them. Do you think I should get the Xr, or the XX Action Core Plus R?

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girlusocrzy
girlusocrzy

The names are not the worst part, it’s how many models they have. 2 is ok but 3 seems to make it confusing and annoying. They should differentiate their compact phone and large fullscreens phones more

Also Kotaku you need to fix your laggy text input on mobile. I have a recent phone, and maybe your site has too much JavaScript going on or ads or trackers but damn this site is terrible to enter comments on. I had to re-type and re-edit so many times due to lag and jumping cursor and all that noise. Please get on that.