Apple's redesigned iPhone 8 will be called 'iPhone X', according to leaked code

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There has been much debate over what name Apple will give the higher-end, completely redesigned iPhone 8 that is expected to be announced early next week.

Thanks to a blockbuster leak of the iOS 11 software intended for the device , now we know.

The more expensive, premium iPhone model will be called "iPhone X," according to code discovered by developer Steve Troughton-Smith.

Troughton-Smith has reliably uncovered unannounced Apple features in software code for years, and on Saturday he tweeted what he said was leaked iOS 11 code referencing the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.

Apple has historically released no more than two new iPhone models per year, but reports have said the company is planning a third model for 2017 to commemorate the iPhone's 10th anniversary. Some have speculated that the device could be called the "iPhone Pro" or "iPhone Edition."

While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will reportedly be mere spec upgrades to the existing iPhone 7 design, the so-called iPhone X will feature an entirely new design with a larger display, facial recognition, and 3D camera sensors intended to enhance augmented reality applications.

Wall Street analysts hope that the more expensive iPhone X will drive a " supercycle " of sales and propel Apple to become the first trillion-dollar publicly traded company. Some analysts and reports have speculated that the device could cost $1,000 or more.

Business Insider will be at Apple's planned event on Tuesday, September 12 to cover the unveiling of these new iPhones.

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