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.
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.
iphone is slowly turning into kingdom hearts pic.twitter.com/IUzXjj8GMS— andrew webster (@A_Webster) September 12, 2018
iPhone X EX Plus Alpha— Jeff Gerstmann (@jeffgerstmann) September 12, 2018
Ascended Super iPhone XS Second-Grade— Tenth Avenue Frieza (@Yelix) September 12, 2018
god I can't wait for the fuckin iPhone X R ???? to come out— fin FAANG foom (@vogon) September 12, 2018
iPhone Xrd -REVELATOR- Rev 2— Ben Bennett (@FauxBen) September 12, 2018
Somehow Apple, the world's most innovative company, has managed to make an even dumber name for a successor to a device than "Xbox 360."— eric zaworski (@ericzawo) September 12, 2018
With the iPhone XS Max, you get a wider display to show all everything you ever wanted.— Mom (@truongasm) September 12, 2018
He big. pic.twitter.com/ummtNaHsAf
I'm personally gonna wait for the iPhone Xrd: Sign pic.twitter.com/PljeR3czZn— Mike Andronico (@MikeAndronico) September 12, 2018
iPhone Xrd: You Can (Not) Make Calls— Personal Beavis (@red_mercer) September 12, 2018
iPhone Xs Max X— ⚜PATRIK (@PatrikBatAAr) September 12, 2018
Xbox One X
iPhone Xs Max One X Xbox
You: So which model are you getting?— Steve Kim (@Fobwashed) September 12, 2018
iPhone XS more like pic.twitter.com/vehipMaola— Persona (@personasama) September 12, 2018
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.
*tunes into the apple keynote*— Jacob Rabon IV ???? (@alpharadtv) September 12, 2018
WAIT NO TODD HOWARD WHAT ARE YOU DOING pic.twitter.com/4cRMUyG6yJ
todd howard can and will show up anywhere at any time. you'll go to therapy and, boom, todd is your therapist now— Tenth Avenue Frieza (@Yelix) September 12, 2018
TODD HOWARD THANK YOU FOR SAVING THIS CONFERENCE pic.twitter.com/97n8GKsEBq— Stonepa (@Stonepa11) September 12, 2018
My new headcanon is that Todd Howard can just go anywhere he wants and nobody can fucking stop him.— E-M-F (@EatHam_Emf) September 12, 2018
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?