Does it bug anyone else how Apple names their phones?

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  1. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not saying the 4S, 5S, 6S etc are bad, since they basically are the same phone but upgraded, but

    iPhone (1)

    iPhone 3g/3gs

    iPhone 4/4s

    iPhone 5/5s

    iPhone 6/6s

    They completely skipped 2! The order is forever weird.
     
  2. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    It was 3G due to 3G connectivity added, rather than 2. The iPhone 4 was the 4th one. Sure, the 5 wasn't technically the 5th one, but it's easy to see why it was called that.

    I don't get what's so confusing - what about the iPad? That's much worse. Or them retrospectively renaming the iPhone 3GS and 4S the 3Gs and 4s. That's just silly.
     
  3. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so let's say the 3G was #2, which it was, then the 3Gs would have just been the 2s right?
     
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Well, sure, if you want to think of it like that. Though it would've made no sense to go from 3G -> 2S, and therefore 3GS was the better option.
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Nope, couldn't care less what the phone is named.

    I have this obviously sily notion that how it works, and meets my needs as a smartphone, is more important than the name...which, in my clearly twisted opinion, is totally meaningless.

    But what do I know...:p
     
  6. firedept macrumors 603

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    They could name it "The Phone" for all I care. It does what I require and as long as that happens, then I will continue to purchase and use it.
     
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    Like others have said, the second phone was called the 3G because it offered 3G connectivity. 3Gs was a faster update (s = speed). The iPhone 4 was the first one to actually be named based on its generation. After that, only each new design gets a subsequent number. It makes perfect sense.
     
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  10. Kaylor macrumors regular

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    Nope, not at all. Although before the 4S was released I was convinced that Apple was going to drop the "S" cycle and just release something called the iPhone 5. Then when the 4S was released I realized that the "S" cycle was here to stay.

    At the time I thought it made a lot more sense to name the 4S the 5, because the number on the phone would finally match the generation, but they elected to keep their tick-tock upgrade cycle.
     
  11. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, that's what I was thinking too for sure. They messed up there.
     
  12. cynics macrumors G4

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    Doesn't bug me really but when I say it like was pointed out in the second post I think its kind of dumb.

    If you forget the weirdness around the 4 thru 5 it makes sense again. 6, 6S, 7, 7S etc.

    But with the rumors of two screen sizes coming out who knows what they will do. I feel Samsungs makes the most sense, S, S2, S2 Skyrocket, S3, S4, very easy to understand.

    HTC's One series bugs me especially when looking for accessories. If its not labeled with a year or M# you don't even know if it will work (case for example). Apple had this going on with the iPhone 4 and the CDMA vs GSM versions.
     
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    I like it that way. And to be fair the first iPhone was 2g.
     
  15. Dmaynard83 macrumors 6502a

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    I hate how they call the iphone like the way you would call a person.

    They always refer to it as "iphone" instead of "the iphone". I find it pretty annoying.
     
  16. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Successfully pick out your spouse using the same criteria?
     
  17. JayLenochiniMac, Jul 8, 2014
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    Even if they called it 2 and 2S the order would've been messed up anyway because the 2S would be the 3rd iPhone and so on.

    They'll call it whatever makes sense to the general public, not a bunch of members here who know which # iPhone a particular iteration is.
     
  18. rui no onna macrumors 601

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    Especially so for the 3rd gen. They just called it "the new iPad (with retina display)".
     
  19. Mr.Snail macrumors newbie

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    I didn't notice they skipped 2... I guess 3GS will do.
     
  20. firedept macrumors 603

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    Good one! Name was not an issue. But that was as far as it went. Yes it has continued to cost me, but has not always been useful. Please do not let her know that or I will have to learn how to start sleeping with one eye open.
     
  21. Kaylor macrumors regular

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    That name flub was by far the worst in recent years.
     
  22. Nioxic macrumors regular

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    i wish they'd just name their products like car companies do..

    iPhone 1 2012

    iPhone 1 2013

    iPhone 2 2013

    ect

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    iPods are worse..

    they're just called iPod

    well the different models have different names but.. which one of the ipod nano do you have ?

    they have no other name
     
  23. bassett700 macrumors member

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    Not sure why something this trivial would bug, annoy or anger anyone.
     
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  25. iPhone7ate9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's awesome!
    I don't know why either. But...it does.
     

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