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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:14 AM   #1
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What will the next iPhone be called?

what do you guys think the next iPhone will be called?

I think they will release two phones this year. One will be called the iPhone 5S, one will be the iPhone 8. Reasons why it'll be 8:

1) It's the 8th generation iPhone
2) 8 is 4*2, and 4 was the last really major iPhone release. This sort of emphasizes that the 8 will be the true sequel to the iPhone 4
3) It will help to differentiate the two models (5S and 8)

I also think there's an outside shot Apple might call the 5S the 5GS instead, if it includes LTE-Advanced support.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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When I first read the thread title I thought, "Not another thread like this." But I have to say I'm glad I read it. iPhone 8??? You made me actually LOL. Good thing I wasn't drinking my coffee or I'd have to start one of those "I spit coffee on my MacBook Pro" threads.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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1. Who really cares? Will the name stop you from buying it?
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:43 AM   #4
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what do you guys think the next iPhone will be called?

I think they will release two phones this year. One will be called the iPhone 5S, one will be the iPhone 8. Reasons why it'll be 8:

2) 8 is 4*2, and 4 was the last really major iPhone release. This sort of emphasizes that the 8 will be the true sequel to the iPhone 4
A then what is the iPhone 5? Potato?
The 5 is significantly different from the 4/4S. The thinkcness is different, it's longer, the colors are different, etc. the only thing it has in common is that it is flat on the front and the back.
If they make it rounded on the back, that would make it the same as the 3G/3GS in your line of thinking.

The iPhone 5 is the sequel or successor to the iPhone 4/4S body style.
And the next phone will probably be iPhone 6. Maybe "the New iPhone" but I would put money in iPhone 6. iPhone 8 is just stupid and your reasoning for it is just dumb.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:44 AM   #5
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This ongoing and rather bizarre obsession around model names is totally irrelevant.

No matter what it's called the name has zero impact on the product.

As long as it has that much coveted and very expensive Apple logo, they'll sell in unbelievable volume.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:04 AM   #6
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:18 AM   #7
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:36 AM   #8
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That means the iPhone 10 is coming soon!! Looking forward to iPhone X.....

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:44 AM   #9
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I'd like it to be called

IPHONE EVOLUTION

I'd buy it
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 10:56 AM   #10
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Honestly, I expect them to go back to just "iPhone" like they did with the iPad.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:34 AM   #11
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Everyone thought the 5 was going to be called the 6, and that didn't happen.

The next iPhone will be called the 5S.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 11:37 AM   #12
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Everyone thought the 5 was going to be called the 6, and that didn't happen.

The next iPhone will be called the 5S.
5 doesn't really make sense when you think about it though. It's not the fifth anything.

1st iPhone -> 1st gen
3G + 3GS -> 2nd gen
4 + 4S -> 3rd gen
5 -> 4th gen

6th iPhone. 4th gen. Where does 5 come from?

Have to say I don't get it!
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 12:38 PM   #13
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based on history. iphone does a MAJOR redesign every 2 generations. let's see..

Curvy back form factor
2G
3G- thinner version
3GS- same as 3G

Major redesign, Brick form factor
4
4S- same as 4
5- thinner version
5S- same as 5

Major redesign, ? form factor
6
6S- same as 6
7- thinner version
7S- same as 7

Major redesign, ? form factor
8
8S- same as 8
9- thinner version
9S- same as 9
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:34 PM   #14
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I personally like The NEW IPHONE.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:42 PM   #15
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:49 PM   #16
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Is someone really asking this question. Hold on let me call Cupertino and find out. Hold up Cook is on the phone yeah okay um yeah okay oh cool so that's what it's called. right it will be called The new iPhone.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:57 PM   #17
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Baby Jesus iPhone
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:59 PM   #18
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The iPhone Innovation

(Whatever they call it, I hope they knock it out of the park!)

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 04:15 PM   #19
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Honestly, I expect them to go back to just "iPhone" like they did with the iPad.
I hope this is what they do. Then it will remove all the unnecessary comments about what the next iPhone will be called. After all, Apple does that with all their other product lines and people seem to get by just fine.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 04:35 PM   #20
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iPhone 5S sounds good
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 04:36 PM   #21
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I personally like The NEW IPHONE.
Yeap I think they're heading in this direction. iPad, iMac, Macbook, etc. No numbers, just the name.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:02 PM   #22
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That means the iPhone 10 is coming soon!! Looking forward to iPhone X.....
No way dude! iPhone X will be when iOS and OSX converge
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:31 PM   #23
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iPhone whatever, and anything WIDER, and ill comeback to iPhone.
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It will be called the iPhone Nexus and will dual boot iOS and Jelly Bean.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 07:57 PM   #25
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If you look at market pressure, iphone 6.
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