iPhone 3GS, what a stupid name, what do you think?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by iCantwait, Jun 11, 2009.

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Opinion on the 3GS name?

  1. Just calling iPhone would be better

    25 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. mmm, the S is for SEXY, like me!

    11 vote(s)
    11.0%
  3. it's just a phone, get over it

    54 vote(s)
    54.0%
  4. ME? im just plain awesome, an the name of my phone has little impact on said awesomness

    10 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. iCantwait macrumors 65816

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    #1
    I really don't like the name, just makes it more confusing, why not just revert to iPhone?
     
  2. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    #2
    mmm, the S is for SEXY, like me!

    First generation : iPhone
    Second generation : iPhone 3G
    Third generation : iPhone 3G S
     
  3. marksman macrumors 603

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  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    #4
    The name of the phone has no effect on my awesomeness.
     
  5. pablo7 macrumors 6502

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    It's the 3GShutup we gave you mms (almost), copy-paste, video,better camera now pony up the early ugrade dough...sincerly :apple:, ATT & Steve.
     
  6. dal20402 macrumors 6502

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    :D ROFL. I am truly glad I'll never have to listen to another copy/paste bitchfest ever again.

    I'm annoyed that Steve caved to the carriers on MMS, but the silver lining is we won't have to hear any more whining about that either.
     
  7. gloss macrumors 601

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    Should have just been 'the New iPhone'.

    Of course, I guess you can't really do that if it looks identical to The Old iPhone.
     
  8. Eso macrumors 68000

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    #8
    More like: "Why do people make polls with such stupid options, what do you think?"
     
  9. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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  10. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I'm personally upset that the "s" badge is the cheezy little boxed thing. I was kinda hoping it would be something like the cool "S" badge off the toyotas or the sweet little ////AMG badges from mercedes, but as you can see from my sig ('tuned by jobs') i'm a bit over the top when it comes to that sort of stuff. I would pay for a jobs customized version though :D

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  11. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    I think it's an honest enough name. They're saying "basically it's an iPhone 3G with a bit of extra stuff added. That's all!".

    I'm waiting for the iPhone Pro. :p
     
  12. iCantwait thread starter macrumors 65816

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    #12
    whats wrong with fun?
     
  13. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was a silly name.

    S for SPEED!!! :eek:

    I thought they should have just gone back to iPhone, maybe if the casing wasn't identical.
     
  14. JohnFa macrumors regular

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    #14

    Why are you annoyed that we finally have MMS? It's kinda stupid that the iPhone hasn't gotten MMS until now. ALL other phones have had it for years.
     
  15. iCantwait thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i think he is talking about att et al not offering mms.

    hurrah for australia
     
  16. iboy38 macrumors member

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    yes it is ! They should of called it iPhone 3G2 or iPhone 3.0.
     
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  18. maflynn Moderator

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    Its just a name, Heck people have complained for years about apple iProducts. Back when the bondi blue iMac debuted, it made sense but now???

    Personally I never really gave it much thought.

    btw, just pop over to the MacBook Pro forum and see those folks bitching about the inclusion of the 13" MacBook line in the MBP product segment, so its not just the iPhone ;)
     
  19. AlfaLavala macrumors regular

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    Still, it prevents my mum calling it a blueberry :rolleyes:
     
  20. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    Look at the back of an iPhone 3G S. If you noticed, "3G S" is indeed missing on the back of the new iPhone. The "3G S" part is just the code name. I think they did it to make less confusion for the consumer.
     
  21. iCantwait thread starter macrumors 65816

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    there is only one iPhone (well, there was) so why add 3G or 3Gs, i can understand it with iPod nano/classic/touch et al.
     
  22. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    This gets my vote.
     
  23. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    #23
    The S is there simply to differentiate it from a technical standpoint. It rolls off the tongue a lot easier than "iPhone 3G second edition" or "iPhone 3G mid-2009 release." You can't call it a "third generation iPhone" because that confuses the fact that the "Second Generation" iPhone runs on a Third Generation cellular wireless network. And you can't call it the iPhone 4G, because it's neither the 4th Generation iPhone, nor does it use a 4G network.

    Besides, most conversations are going to go something like "Oh, an iPhone! Is it the new one?"

    You don't emphasize in common speech that it's an S model. It's just a iPhone. Yeah, the new one.

    I don't even call my iPhone 3G an "iPhone 3G" in common speech. It's just an iPhone. The current model. In a week it'll be "last year's" version.
     
  24. iCantwait thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so you voted for just iPhone?
     
  25. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 601

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    #25
    Personally, I think it's a great name for it. I didn't vote because none of the options really make much sense or match my feelings.

    Coming from the car tuning/racing scene (I do neither anymore, but I was in it for a while), adding an "S" definitely conveys a boost in performance in my book. And it's simple. I like calling it "The S". :D
     

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