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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:23 AM   #126
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I wonder if carriers will allow early upgrades again.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:23 AM   #127
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Why call it the iPhone 5 and not call the new iPad the iPad 3?

Job's would never have allowed this, etc etc....
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:23 AM   #128
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I was kinda hoping they would retire these numbers. It is getting kinda stupid. The iPad gave me hope that we would move on from this.

Since I don't have LTE here this might be the first iPhone that I don't buy on day one. Since the other upgrades seem minimal.

I wonder if we will see iTunes 11 and a final date for iOS 6.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:23 AM   #129
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:23 AM   #130
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5??
Yeah, 5" screen.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:23 AM   #131
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Glad Apple is keeping with the tradition of messing up naming conventions based on generation and messing with people. Seeing as how the iPhone 3G was labeled as the 2G iPhone but it was also the 3G. The original iPhone was 2.5G in terms of EDGE data, and then 3G for the 3G. So now we'll be calling this Apple's 6G iPhone, the iPhone 5 -- which is the sixth iteration...
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:23 AM   #132
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Oh, not again.

It's the 5th generation iPhone. The original iPhone and the iPhone 3G are both considered the first generation because they had identical hardware internally, except for the baseband chip.
If the 3G is the same generation as the original iPhone, then why did Apple refer to the original iPhone as a different generation in their official press release?
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008...iPhone-3G.html
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:23 AM   #133
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3G
3GS
4
4S
5
(5S)

Makes sense.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM   #134
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Oh noes! A 5!

The iPhone 6 trolls will be vanquished forever, driven back to their caves of lunacy by a shimmering sword of common sense!
Two chances of THAT happening...

Slim, and Fat!
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM   #135
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM   #136
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I'll throw my hat into the "5 things coming" group. My prediction

-iPhone
-iPod Touch
-iPod Nano
-iMac
-Mac Mini

iPad Mini will have it's own event, although I still have some doubt it's coming. Not ruling it out completely, just sayin I have some doubt about it.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM   #137
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iPhone 5

I actually like the name "iPhone 5".
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM   #138
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Horray!
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM   #139
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The 5 shadow could mean more than just the iPhone 5. Could be the number of products launched:

13" Retina, iMac, iPhone, iPad Mini, iPod Touch.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM   #140
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They didn't leave a lot of room for speculation this time around. Makes me glad I won't be seeing all the insane threads trying to decipher the invite.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:24 AM   #141
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What is common sense about the 6th gen iPhone being named the iPhone 5?
Because it's not named generationally? After 4 you tweak and make a 4S, then the next new design is 5... It just makes sense to everyone but those who like to read binary and did degrees in Klingon.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:25 AM   #142
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Now you lot need to stop it cos you sound really sad ... Its a phone thats all ... Who cares ... Its too small to do anything usefull on and they are so common now that they are looking distinctly ESSEX
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:25 AM   #143
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so its iphone 5, if we see the shadow.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:25 AM   #144
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Why yes.. December 5th IS almost here.
Thank you for the reminder Apple!


BTW... PowerBook G5 that day. Makes sense.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:25 AM   #145
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I fully expected it to be called "the new iPhone."
So next years phone you expected it to be called "the new iPhone S"?
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:25 AM   #146
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Not that I care that much about the name of it, but I do think it'd be pretty stupid to call the 6th iPhone the iPhone 5.
The general public (you know the ones who will actually be buying this phone by the millions) don't know or care that this is the 6th generation iPhone.

The last phones were called "iPhone 4" and "iPhone 4S". This one being called "iPhone 5" will make total sense to them.

Well, maybe except the ones who bought a 'new iPad' and they might be a little bit
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:26 AM   #147
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the iphone 5S edition will go down a treat in Israel.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:26 AM   #148
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5 Main announcements:
iOS 6
4" iPhone
4" 'new iPod'
13" Retina MacBook
21.5" Retina iMac.
iOS 6 is an announcement? Really?
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:26 AM   #149
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They aren't calling the it "the new iPhone" because there will always be at least3 iPhones in the marketplace at the same time. Imagine they start calling each one the new iPhone...and in two years you have 3 new iPhones to choose from. Might as well start naming them by the price!

And before some uses the iPad as an example, don't. The iPad will be the same as the MacBook. You'll have the mini (air) and the retina (pro) and each year a new one is released, the old one goes away. They won't continue to have older models on the market at the same time.
^This, but maybe stated a little nicer.
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Old Sep 4, 2012, 11:26 AM   #150
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I wonder if the "5" is a misdirection of some kind. Maybe they have 5 things to announce between iPod, Macs and iPhone?

I struggle with the 6th generation iPhone, with an A6 processor, running iOS 6 and 4G LTE being called the iPhone 5. With all those numbers floating around it seems like a marketing nightmare. I would have gone with "The new iPhone" -- unless Apple feels like doing that with the iPad caused confusion.
I have no idea why people online don't get this: The overwhelming majority of people would expect the new iPhone to be a 5. The name of the current model is a 4x, and the one before that is a 3xx. And that's all people remember. 3, 4, 5, right? Also, remember while products are new (and iPhones are), lower numbers are smaller - sounds like each incantation is around for a long time and will last more than the ~2/3 years.

99.9% of people on the streets neither know nor care what 'generation' the phone is, what chip it has, what iOS it runs. My step dad thought his iPhone was white because he forgot it has a white cover on it! Most people who use iPhones really have no clue about what makes them work, and that's a good thing, really.

Apple is a business and it's catering to what people want. If you argue that they should 'correctly' call it the 6, you're completely arguing against Apple's philosophy of making things simple and accessible.
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