You've (probably) been saying 'iPhone X' wrong
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.
"Hey you! You're getting it wrong. It's pronounced "iPhone ten," not "iPhone X." pic.twitter.com/rLXNvTHcXe— 9jaWitches 🧙♀️🇳🇬 (@badgalmaddie_) September 12, 2017
thought that the "x" in iphone x was pronounced "x" but i watched the promo vid and it's actually "iphone 10" lol where's iphone 9??— baby bel (@yazzable) September 13, 2017
"It's Apple Watch, not iWatch."— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) September 12, 2017
"It's pronounced iPhone Ten, but called iPhone X"
all these apps n you still don't know the game, apple
Prediction: the general public will pronounce the iPhone X as ‘ex’— Stephen Hall (@hallstephenj) September 12, 2017
iPhone X is pronounced iPhone Ten unlike Jason X where it was said like an X, even though it was the tenth movie. #xgonnagiveittoya— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) September 12, 2017
I actually think that it is pronounced “iphone X” . . . the logic? Because it is XXXXing expensive. I’m here all week— 𝔾𝕖𝕠𝕗𝕗 𝕂𝕒𝕪 (@jiffers) September 13, 2017
hahaha actually, i just learned that iphone x is pronounced i phone Ten ww— Yuuki (@ore_english) September 13, 2017