Have you one day ever wondered why some technology products made such as Windows, Apple, and BlackBerry avoid or skips the 9 version? This article will definitely show and enlighten you on the reason.
Some example to that question is the Microsoft windows software that went from 7 to 8 but skipped 9 version and jumped to windows 10. The Apple products that skipped the 9 version in the series and jumped from iPhone 8 to iPhone 10 (X). Lastly, BlackBerry also skipped BB9 to BB10.
Why does this happen? What’s the cause and reason(s) technology products made always skipped the 9 version? You shall know about it via this article.
Reason why the 9 version is always skipped
The main and major reason why the 9 is skipped is due to the marketing and perception of a particular culture where goods and products are being marketed. Meaning, to sell products across multiple cultures, the rule of the game is to understand those cultures and their superstitions.
In the West, the number “13” means bad luck and you are not likely to see Windows 13 or iPhone 13 in the future. Also, in countries like Korean, Japan and China, the number “4” is synonym of “death” and who will be happy to buy death? That’s why Nokia avoid the phone they ship to that region.
So, back to the topic. The number “9” is a curse word in Chinese and a synonym for suffering, agony or torture in Japanese. That’s why Apple and other products skipped the 9 version (cursed word).
Without doing this, nobody will buy their product from that region because nobody will like to buy a cursed word. So, with the consumer public, perception is a strong factor.
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