Why There Is No iPhone 9?

Why There Is No iPhone 9
Why There Is No iPhone 9

These are the top reasons Apple skipped iPhone 9 and jumped directly from iPhone 8 to iPhone X.

Apple fans or not, you’ve probably noticed a few things have gone missing from the iPhone line-up over the years. Why isn’t there an iPhone 9?

Apple did not give any explanations for why it had skipped the iPhone 9. There are some common theories that might explain why Apple skipped the iPhone 9. These are the most probable reasons.

1. It was the iPhone’s 10th anniversary

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the iPhone X, it was released in November 2017. The Roman numeral for 10 is X. It’s the only iPhone with a Roman numeral for 10.

It would be a bit odd for Apple to use the iPhone 9 as a way to celebrate 10 years of iPhones. It would be even more confusing if the number mismatch caused more confusion so it was better to skip the iPhone 9.

2. A Major iPhone Upgrade

The iPhone 8 was replaced by the iPhone X. The iPhone X, for example, introduced Face ID. This enabled the iPhone to fill almost all of its frontside, making it even more immersive.

Those of us who didn’t purchase the latest iPhone X device right away probably remember the time we spent with the one who did and marveled at the new features.

The iPhone X was also the most costly iPhone ever made, so the name “iPhone 9”, would not be able to capture its premium nature. The iPhone X brought a new and innovative sound to the device.

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3. Marketing is just as good

Apple released the iPhone 8 Plus and 8 Plus a few months prior to the iPhone X. The iPhone 8 Plus could be considered the iPhone 9, but that would be inconsistent.

But, it is clear that Apple would have done this to ensure consumers see three distinct categories of devices when they update their iPhone.

Consumers now have two options: good or best. Apple could increase sales by making the iPhone X more expensive.

Apple has Dropped the iPhone 9

According to speculation, the reason for skipping the iPhone 9 was not superstition. Apple would have also skipped the iPhone 13 if it were. It seems that Apple’s decision to not release the iPhone 9 is purely a business move. This is a crucial point for any tech giant like Apple.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.