6S the S will be for Sapphire

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  1. itjw macrumors 65816

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    Since Apple is on a kick for S models having an S word to highlight the upgrade, this one is pretty obvious.

    S is for sapphire, which will be the big upgrade for the 6S.

    It must be getting harder to think of things starting with S to use, so I bet someone brought this up when they were deciding whether or not to push it with sapphire this time.
     
  2. wxman2003 Suspended

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    How about just dropping the S and go from the 6 to the 7. The S label is stupid.
     
  3. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

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    Wow! Genius. Why didn't I think of that.
     
  4. cymolia macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure the S will stand for Schtick, because that the only thing the S generations stands for
     
  5. generalsmart macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I'm getting tired of the "S" years. Next year's should just be iPhone 7. Since more people can now upgrade every year, it makes sense for Apple to start trying to sell a major new iPhone every year.
     
  6. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    A case my be redundant then.
     
  7. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    S stands for Sorry, we should of dropped the S name long ago
     
  8. boomhower macrumors 68000

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    I'd say that's a pretty safe bet. Granted I don't really care one way or the other as the current screens are pretty damned tough as is. Seems a lot to do about nothing. Np biggest problem to me is cracking which from all I've read is worse with sapphire.

    I personally like the s monicker. Since the aesthetics are essentially they same I'd rather they don't go up a model number.
     
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  11. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    We are already looking forward to next years device.
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    And Samsung will do what they do best.
    Try to copy the iphone and just switch the letter and number around.
    Their samsung android phone will be called the S6:D
     
  13. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Haha oh gosh people on this forum are funny!
     
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    Apple doesn't want to add sapphire displays because it will take away from their Apple Care sales!;)
     
  17. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    one day, and hopefully one day soon, people will realize the s doesn't really stand for anything.
     
  18. itjw thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But it DOES. The 3G(S) was for "Speed" the 4(S) was for "Siri" and the 5(S) was for either "Sensors" (TouchID/M8) or (64 Bit) depending on who you believe.

    The S has historically described the biggest selling point of the mid-model refresh. They just scored an easy one for the 6(S) by delaying the sapphire screen lenses is all.

    And no, sapphire will INCREASE, not decrease, the sales of AppleCare+. If you are silly enough to walk around with a sapphire screen that has no insurance against breakage you get what you deserve when you drop it. I'd bet screen replacement costs alone will double, and sapphire isn't indestructible, it's actually EASIER to shatter than glass (just much harder to scratch).

    It's why the new camera lens isn't sapphire anymore. It broke too easily now that it doesn't sit flush. It's back to regular glass now for the 6.
     
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  20. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    Where did you get that info from??
     
  21. bigthanbigger macrumors regular

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    i used iphone many years , 1 thing i know that apple always improve hardware little by little ,,,,,

    iphone 4 took 3 years to have facetime video call since first iphone 2007
    iphone 6 took 7 years to have an NFC since iphone first iphone 2007

    sapphire glass , water resistance , wireless charge , >>> long way from now brother ,,,

    i guess till 2022 ......
     
  22. sviato macrumors 68020

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    It might be for Shattered, cause a of those sapphire screens are going to crack ;)
     

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