iPhone 5 or 4GS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by EarthNeutron, Feb 17, 2011.


Do you want the iPhone 2011 to be 4GS or 5?

  1. 4GS 100%, Apple won't change the design, just the hardware

    54 vote(s)
  2. 5, that 4 inch lower res screen is a must have

    41 vote(s)
  3. IDK and I don't give a ****

    25 vote(s)
  4. None of above, there's NOT going to be an iPhone 5, just an iPhone mini!

    3 vote(s)
  1. EarthNeutron macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2010
    Just a simple question: I'm going to get rid of my 3GS and get a new :apple: iPhone 2011. However, if the iPhone 2011 is an iPhone 5 (with a 4 inch screen or no Home button), I won't buy it, unless the resolution increases and the ppi stay the say (which I don't think so), I'm going to buy a 4 for 100$ on contract.
    What do you WANT this next iPhone to be?
    4GS (dual core processor, upgraded graphics, 8MP 1080p camera)
    or 5 (same specs as 4GS + 4" lower res screen/no home button)
  2. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    Let's quit this whole "4GS" thing now, as there isn't even a "4G." Apple started this numbering pattern exactly for that reason, so they wouldn't have to keep adding letters onto the product name. Drives me insane.
  3. edk99 macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2009
    I agree. There is NO iPHONE 4G So even thinking that the next iteration will be called the iPhone 4gs is silly.

    No matter what changes are made to it little or major it will simply be called the iPhone5. This makes perfect marketing sense to move away from the antenna issue hype with the iPhone4.
  4. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010

    The next iphone will be at minimum HSPA+ compatibe, which is now labeled as a 4G tech. Thus, 4G. The S comes from the increased speed/ dual core. Thus 4GS.
  5. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    1. That's not likely. It will probably still be 3G only.

    2. Apple isn't going to release a 4GS without releasing a 4G first, just as they did with 3G and 3GS. They aren't going to confuse consumers like that.

    3. The whole point of the iPhone 4's name is to eliminate the confusion caused by 3G/3GS/4G etc. in the future. They can not start naming them iPhone 5, 6, 7 and so on.

    If Apple is really going to release a phone with 4G, faster processors, and other new software features, it's going to be called the iPhone 5. It only makes sense.
  6. at&t iphone macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2011
    Now as far as 4G and 4GS goes, if apple has an GSM+CDMA+LTE capable chip they are satisfied with then it will be the iPhone 4G. This way at&t users get HSPA+ and verizon users get LTE at the time of release (or soon for verizon LTE similar to at&t's upgrade to HSDPA with the 3GS), both faster and both '4G'. Then when at&t flips the switch on LTE then the phone will already be compatible for that day.

    I'm just not sure if Apple is ready for LTE and if they aren't they can't call it the iPhone 4G without leaving verizon customers out. None of these names are probably right, Apple will have some name that we are not thinking of right now.
  7. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Jul 12, 2010
    Johnny seeing as the Verizon iPhone already contains a cell chip that is HSPA+ capable I'd say it near 100% that the next iPhone will be HSPA+. And why would you think the name iPhone 5 makes sense? The 4 is the only one to use numerical naming based on succession. The other 3 phones were named based on their features. So if the new phone is 4G capable, and is faster, a name of 4GS would be more likely then iPhone 5.
  8. kny3twalker macrumors 65816


    Oct 25, 2009
    My guess iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.

    iPhone 4G, iPhone 4GS, or iPhone 6 next year.
  9. shakeman0 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2009
    I'm not sure. I think Apple may need a 4" screen to keep up with the competition, but it's hard to say.
  10. Xenc macrumors 6502a


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
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    Apple's going to surprise everyone and release iPhone 6.
  11. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    I think you are all jumping to conclusions here.

    The new baseband supports LTE, so the only reasonable name would be the iPhone 4G.

    Just like the iPhone 3G when it got, gasp, 3G/UMTS connectivity.
  12. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    We're not going to see a 4G based iPhone in 2011. AT&T is no where ready with their LTE network, heck they just bought a billion dollars of white space last december. In the meantime they're renaming their HSPA+ stuff 4G to give the impression that they have some 4G available.
  13. Sedrick macrumors 68030


    Nov 10, 2010
    4" screen won't fit in the current design (realistically). I doubt we'll even see 3.7" (the small gain would hardly be worth Apple's trouble)
  14. mrkramer macrumors 603


    Jul 11, 2006
    Even if the next gen supports LTE, they won't call it iPhone 4G because too many people think incorrectly that the iPhone 4 is called iPhone 4g, it would be too hard to differentiate them. So probably iPhone 5 if it's a major upgrade otherwise 4s
  15. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2010
    I think it'll either be called iPhone 4GS - for speed bump, with LTE; iPhone 4S, just for a speed bump or iPhone 5 - for speed bump, LTE and more
  16. iRance macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2009
    Those statements confused me so I give you this

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  17. EarthNeutron thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 6, 2010
    Let's hope we'll get an iPhone 5 with a slightly higher resolution that the iPhone 4 (so it could still be Retinal at 326ppi or even more)
  18. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Who cares what its called?
    I'm looking to upgrade from my iPhone 3GS too. I had an upgrade last year, and I have no idea why I didn't buy the iPhone 4 back then. I hope they don't remove the home button. In the next iPhone, I'm looking for a faster phone with a better camera. Everything else is a bonus. :apple:

    Apple doesn't care what we think/hope/expect about the next iPhone though. They'll do what they want.
  19. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
  20. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2008
    I was coming in here to that exact thing.
  21. ap3604 macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Who the OP?
  22. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
  23. svenn macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    iPhone 5. Because it is the 5th model to be released.

    When naming the 3GS, Apple figured out a way to keep a '3' in the name of their third iPhone by claiming it was for speed. And now their 4th model could be called iPhone 4. I would bet that people calling the first phone 2g still irks them a bit, as well as the fact that their second phone is the 3g.
  24. SamElfer macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2011
    iPhone 5

    I personally think they'll look to call it the iPhone 5, what's intriguing me is whether Apple will continue to use consecutive numbers for subsequent models. I wouldn't be surprised if this was the last number before the company start to use a different naming convention. What do you think?

    I've discussed it a bit more over at my blog http://samelfer.wordpress.com/2011/07/14/what-comes-after-4

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