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Old Jan 27, 2013, 09:30 PM   #26
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For those saying that it should be called the iPhone X where X represents what generation it is, no. Windows 7 is NOT the seventh generation of Windows and it runs on kernel 6.1

Different companies, same concept. And for those wondering where 5 came from, look what integer comes after 4 on a number line.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:02 AM   #27
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For those saying that it should be called the iPhone X where X represents what generation it is, no. Windows 7 is NOT the seventh generation of Windows and it runs on kernel 6.1

Different companies, same concept. And for those wondering where 5 came from, look what integer comes after 4 on a number line.
Wouldn't it have made a lot more sense to just call the 4S the 5 and the 5 the 6?

We're going to end up with the 16th iPhone being called the iPhone 8 or something!
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 02:07 AM   #28
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This ongoing and rather bizarre obsession around model names is totally irrelevant.
Oh, there have been things more bizarre... People returning their rMBP before they even turn it on because it has a LG screen... People exchanging their iPhones over and over again at the store because they can't decide on what colour they want... Only at MacRumors
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 04:55 AM   #29
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Oh, there have been things more bizarre... People returning their rMBP before they even turn it on because it has a LG screen... People exchanging their iPhones over and over again at the store because they can't decide on what colour they want... Only at MacRumors
True. That's why some people think Mac users are a bit odd. Apple is a very polarizing company.

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Wouldn't it have made a lot more sense to just call the 4S the 5 and the 5 the 6?

We're going to end up with the 16th iPhone being called the iPhone 8 or something!
But Apples never been about logic
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:16 AM   #30
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"Hey JD, what do you think the new iPhone will be called?"

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Old Jan 28, 2013, 12:45 PM   #31
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 05:39 PM   #32
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iFone to appeal to the youths.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:09 PM   #33
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:14 PM   #34
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iFone to appeal to the youths.
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Honestly, I expect them to go back to just "iPhone" like they did with the iPad.
Boo

Really I think they should just call it Eye Phone and get rid of that stupid acronym once and for all.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:59 PM   #35
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I'd think either the iPhone 5S or "the iPhone". That iPhone 8 doesn't make sense to me.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:15 PM   #36
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I have to say this is such a stupid topic! Be happy with what you got, iPhone 5 here and I love it from the iPhone 4s!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:16 PM   #37
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I'll say something intelligent <boring!>

REWIND 2007. Nobody knew Apple was going to call the first Apple's phone, the iPHONE, it just that the rumor was going around for so long, IPHONE was pretty much what everybody expected Apple to name it, anything else would be a let down. At the last minute we found out the networking company Cisco had a copyright on "iPhone" so everybody wondered, OMG, is Cisco going to make Apple pay major$$$ for right to the name??? Is Apple going to pay? The waiting was suspenseful, and I still await the true story how much Apple paid for iPHONE.

The remaining thing with a little bit of interest about the name is... what Apple is going to call the much rumored, but not 100% denied, cheapER Apple phone for developing countries?
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Ask a stupid question get a stupid answer.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 01:23 AM   #39
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Congratulations on another one of these threads.

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Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:19 AM   #40
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The remaining thing with a little bit of interest about the name is... what Apple is going to call the much rumored, but not 100% denied, cheapER Apple phone for developing countries?
iPhone plastic.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:05 AM   #41
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Another one of these threads, but since I'm here I'll add my 2 cents. My money is on iPhone 5S as the name.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:36 AM   #42
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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:

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 30, 2013, 08:10 AM   #43
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I have only been around since the 4, so do these questions come up every year? It will either be just iPhone or iPhone 5s, with the outside shot of them skipping the s version and going right to 6.

There is no chance the next one will be the iPhone 8.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:38 AM   #44
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There was no need to start a new thread on this TIRED subject. It's an old discussion that already have dozens of threads dedicated to it. But since we are discussing old subjects.....

Who do you guys think shot JR?
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There was no need to start a new thread on this TIRED subject. It's an old discussion that already have dozens of threads dedicated to it. But since we are discussing old subjects.....

Who do you guys think shot JR.
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Another one of these threads, but since I'm here I'll add my 2 cents. My money is on iPhone 5S as the name.
Not sure, but I guarantee it will start with an 'i'.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 05:50 PM   #47
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There is no chance the next one will be the iPhone 8.
Alright, I'll see you in this thread following the product announcement and we'll see who is right.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:57 PM   #48
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Alright, I'll see you in this thread following the product announcement and we'll see who is right.
You have to be kidding, there is no way it will be called iPhone 8.

But ok see you after the next iPhone comes out.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 01:34 AM   #49
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How long and how many releases is it going to take you guys to get over the fact that Apple does not name their phones according to generation?

Same common sense (obviously lacking in the OP) applies to this: Everyone on the planet would be asking "what happened to the iPhone SIX and the iPhone SEVEN" rather than focusing on the iPhone 8. It would be a marketing catastrophe.

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