The iPhone 9 - Apple's missing iPhone.
At a Glance
- Apple went from the iPhone 8 to the iPhone XR, skipping the iPhone 9. There is no iPhone 9.
Current iPhone Lineup
- iPhone XS and XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
- All other iPhones discontinued
Apple opted to name its 2018 iPhone lineup the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR, officially skipping the iPhone 9.
Rather than following the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with the iPhone 9, Apple named its more affordable 2018 iPhone the "iPhone XR." There is, therefore, no iPhone 9 at all.
Because the current iPhone line all uses the roman numeral X (aka 10), Apple is not likely to revisit the iPhone 9 name in the future.
Details on everything that we're expecting to see in future iPhones coming in 2019 can be found in our 2019 iPhones roundup.