Friday 23 February 2018

You've (probably) been saying 'iPhone X' wrong

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone X during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, introduces the iPhone X during a launch event in Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017. REUTERS/Stephen Lam
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Have you been wittering on about the features of the new iPhone X this morning without a thought as to how it is pronounced?

It seems there is some confusion over the pronunciation with many people assuming the X is pronounced as X the letter.

It is in fact pronounced as 'ten' as X is the Roman numeral for 10.

Part of the problem may be that there's no iPhone 9.

So now you know.

It's a bit like pronouncing Zara as Za-ra when it is actually pronounced 'dzah-da'.  Yes, really.

And Rihanna is not 'Ree-AH-na' but 'Ree-Anna'.

We'll be here all day.

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