What will the next iPhone be called?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Raftysworld, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

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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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    Sital

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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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    vastoholic

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    1. Who really cares? Will the name stop you from buying it?
    2. Drugs are bad, mmmmmmkay?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  5. macrumors 68020

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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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    Shrink

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    Herman
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    For n = 2:∞, "iPhone + " & n where n = n + 1 end
     
  8. Givmeabrek, Jan 27, 2013
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    That means the iPhone 10 is coming soon!! Looking forward to iPhone X..... :mad:
     
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    bonskovsky

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    I'd like it to be called

    IPHONE EVOLUTION

    I'd buy it
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Honestly, I expect them to go back to just "iPhone" like they did with the iPad.
     
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    dtbratt

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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.
     
  12. macrumors 601

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    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? :p

    Have to say I don't get it!
     
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    Appl3FTW

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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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  16. macrumors 65816

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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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  18. Tunnelrunner, Jan 27, 2013
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    The iPhone Innovation ;)

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

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    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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    Yeap I think they're heading in this direction. iPad, iMac, Macbook, etc. No numbers, just the name.
     
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    sviato

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    No way dude! iPhone X will be when iOS and OSX converge :eek:
     
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    woodekm

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    iPhone whatever, and anything WIDER, and ill comeback to iPhone.
     
  24. macrumors 68040

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    It will be called the iPhone Nexus and will dual boot iOS and Jelly Bean. :)
     
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