Can we please stop calling it iPhone 4g?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by superspiffy, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. superspiffy macrumors 6502a

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    Ok guys it's not on a 4g network so we can't call it 4g. it's misleading. The 3g iPhone runs on a 3g network so we call it iPhone 3g. So when we have an iPhone that finally runs on a 4g network what would we call it? You can bet Apple will market it as iPhone 4g.

    I propose we use "iPhone 4" or "iPhone 4 gen" when talking about the next iPhone until we get an official name in a couple months.
     
  2. shandyman Suspended

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    not gonna happen lol, people have tried calling it iphone hd and thats not totally stuck, people are gonna call it 4g until its official....
     
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  4. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    Apple's nomenclature for their devices is entirely screwed up, the iPhone 2G could be considered the second-gen or the first-gen.
     
  5. Necco macrumors member

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    Seeing as people called it the iPhone 2G before it was named iPhone 3G, and the iPhone 3GS the iPhone 3G, I don't think it's going to happen.

    You know what they're talking about anyway, why does it matter?
     
  6. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using "iPhone 4" to avoid confusion.
     
  7. labman macrumors 604

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    how about

    How about if we don't have 4 Gillion 4G threads. :p
     
  8. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    i would prefer people to spell it out correctly.. as in, iPhone and not Iphone or IPhone. if you're gonna put in the effort to capitalize a letter, do it properly :eek:
     
  9. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    Well it was called the Iphone 2G by some because at the time it was released it suported EDGE data only and edge is a 2G (Second Generation) Wireless Technology.


    IPhone 3G is named so because it uses 3G Umts/HSPA Technology
     
  10. Justinf79 macrumors 6502

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    The 4G in iPhone 4G means the "4th generation iPhone", in these cases. I too doubt it will have a 4G radio in it. (that's for the 2011 iPhone) :)
     
  11. cube macrumors G5

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    It doesn't mean that, it is just the obnoxious people calling it that way.
     
  12. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    Its like the iMacs...

    we don't call them iMac g7 (err whatever gen they are on now...)

    I think the next iPhone should be called "iPhone"

    I personally think when we are on forums like this we should know it as the iPhone G4

    I like this naming scheme:

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  13. cube macrumors G5

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    That would be the iPhone A4. Maybe.
     
  14. labman macrumors 604

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    so

    if this was agreed upon, what would the penalty for breaking the rules? even if you got a 100 to agree you still have another 200 that don't know or won't agree. Hell we still have people asking about there Itouch. :rolleyes:
     
  15. robanga macrumors 68000

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    They could call it ... "Mr Stumplefish the 4th" and people would buy it droves.
     
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  17. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Really?..........

    And i agree....the same people who claim that 4G stands for "4th Generation" are the same ones who call the original iPhone "2G"........................pick one!
     
  18. superstrikertwo macrumors 65816

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    I call the new iPhone the iPhone 4g yet I don't call the original iPhone "2G" I just call it the original iPhone.
     
  19. thelordnyax macrumors regular

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    agreed, iPhone 4G is misleading
    (and people were even calling the 3GS the 4G before they knew the name)

    if we insist on including a four...you could call it the iPhone G4...? (iPhone Generation 4)
    or the 2010 iPhone?

    i call the original the iPhone OG (that's oh-gee)
     
  20. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    I call them 2G, 3G, 3GS, HD (until i find out the name)
     
  21. Tronic macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it would be a little premature, but who is to say that Apple isint planning on adding a 4g radio to the iPhone 4G? Maybe that will be their selling point to keep adding subscribers?

    WWDC Keynote:
    "4G networks are coming, future proof yourself with the new iPhone 4G capable of taking advantage of both today's and tomorrow's technology in one device you come to know and love."
     
  22. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a

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    Pardon me, but what a pointless forum. Who cares about this honestly...
     
  23. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    I think that the iPhone forum is awesome.......ohhh never mind, you meant thread.
     
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