The "S" in iPhone

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    Squilly

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    There was the iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3G"S", iPhone 4, iPhone 4"S", now the iPhone 5. I was thinking about this for a little while now - I'm thinking the "S" in the iPhone 3GS stood for style, 4S stood for Siri, and I wanna say that when the iPhone 5S comes out, it'll stand for secure or something similar. What do you guys think? Either it stands for something or it's just another way of saying "new iPhone" without progressing via the # system only.
     
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    According to the keynotes, it stood for speed.
     
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    Which one? 4S?
     
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    Both the 3GS and 4S, IIRC.
     
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    Yeah, it stands for speed.

    iPhone 3GS (for style)?
    The iPhone 3G and 3GS look identical though.

    And iPhone 5S (for secure)??? Whaaa?
     
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    It stands for speed, but there was a rumor that the 4S really meant "4 Steve".
     
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    Secure being NFC or some sort.
     
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    It's speed. Nothing more, nothing less.
     
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    2009 WWDC keynote announcing the 3GS:

     
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    They've done it twice. There is no evidence to say they will ever to it again.

    S!=Style

    We could have the 6, 5S, 5R, 5GT,... Just look at nVidia naming.
     
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    i thought it stood for "sucker"

    as in you just bought the same phone twice. ( im kidding.. no flame)
     
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    We all know what it stands for...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Scratch-resistant.
     
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    iPhone 4Steve?
     
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    Well the iPhone 5S... cannot be for "speed".

    The 5 is extremely rapid and I don't think any apps make use of it yet.

    Are there any games that take advantage of the extra grunt?
     
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    Who careS
     
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    Only if your'e the kind of person to put all weighted value on the superficial aesthetics of the device, and not the significant feature changes internal.

    4->4S for example was huge.
    CortexA8 to CortexA9 microarchtecture
    single core to dual core, introducing multithreading is a monumental boon to performance and responsiveness alone.
    single antenna, to dual diversity antenna
    ~4mbps 3G to ~9mbps 4G
    move to a dual core GPU OpenGL 2.1
    8mbps 5 element lens camera
    +software features like Siri
     
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    4 to 4S was worth it for the camera alone.
     
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    troll much?


    obviously im kidding. I know they are upgrades.
     
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    uhhh, that second thing you said...
     
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    3G-> 3GS was huge too.
    A faster procesor, better camera with auto focus + video, more RAM.
    + software like Voice Control & Compass
     
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    Slower way of getting to 9?

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    Don't forget LTE in the 5....
     
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    I'm sure there will be a 5S next fall but it can't really stand for "speed" this time, since the iPhone 5 is already so fast. There's not much need for more speed until apps come out that would take advantage of it.

    There are very few (no?) apps that take advantage of the 5's full potential right now even.
     
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