iPhone 6

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  1. jellis, Oct 12, 2011
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    jellis macrumors member

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    I understand the lingo is iPhone 5 for the next phone but wouldn't it be the iPhone 6?

    1. iPhone
    2. iPhone 3g
    3. iPhone 3gs
    4. iPhone 4
    5. iPhone 4s
    6. iPhone 6

    Sorry if this has already been discussed.
     
  2. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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  3. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know one way or another but it seems to me this numbering scheme needs to be disrupted. There will be an iPhone 11, but it would be stupid to call it that.

    Macs don't have this kind of numbering, so before too long I would expect future iPhones to simply be called "iPhone" and distinguished by release year.
     
  4. jellis thread starter macrumors member

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    agreed.
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Today, we're gonna learn how to count to 10!

    Everyone repeat after me;

    One
    Two
    Three
    Four
    Six
    Seven
    Eight
    Nine
    Ten
     
  6. jellis thread starter macrumors member

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    The iPhone 4 was the forth iPhone. The next iPhone will be the 6th iPhone.
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I don't recall there being an iPhone 3G3.

    Hmm..
     
  8. 2010RS macrumors 6502

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    Was the second iPhone called the iPhone 2?
     
  9. ankitsid macrumors member

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    Limited edition.
     
  10. furam90 macrumors regular

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    That doesn't matter. Apple's naming scheme is not going by what number phone it is. They change the number when there is a dramatic change in the phone.

    The next iPhone will not be 6 because that would be stupid as far as marketing goes.

    It will be iPhone 5
     
  11. diamornte macrumors regular

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    If this were true iPhone 4s would have been called iPhone 5. Apple is unpredictable.:confused::apple::confused:
     
  12. MacBootyDaddy macrumors newbie

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    iphone 6 with iOS6. Sounds realistic.

    But let's not forget about 4g and LTE. The next iPhone might have one of those two in its title.
     
  13. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    Notwithstanding what I said above, I'm putting my nickel on "iPhone 5" for the next model.
     
  14. Indy2424 macrumors member

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    I really think it will depend on if they actually do a full redesign or not. If it just something where they upgrade processor and add LTE I think it will be the

    iPhone 4G
     
  15. xraytech macrumors 68020

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    No it would not.

    The naming trend seems to be X then Xs then X again. The thing that throws people off is 1st Gen to 2nd Gen. Apple opted for the 3G moniker to correspond with 3G Connectivity.

    Then again, for all we know, Apple could call the next iteration "The iPhone SUPER DUPPER". We just don't know.
     
  16. rezivor macrumors newbie

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    It won't be called the iPhone 5 because that doesn't make sense, it's not the fifth iPhone.
    It'll be called something else
     
  17. spblat macrumors 6502a

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    There would be rioting in the streets. It's a matter of national security: there will not be any more iPhone 4's.
     
  18. forza69 macrumors 6502a

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    The fourth phone? Ummm.. no.
    iPhone
    iPhone 3G
    iPhone 3GS
    iPhone 4
    iPhone 4S
    iPhone 5? Might name it something else.
    iPhone 5S? Possibly. Who knows.

    Get it?
     
  19. furam90 macrumors regular

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    I always figured they would go up to 9, and turn 10 into X. This way they could start over again while still representing the actual number.

    Example: iPhone 9-> iPhone X-> iPhone X2 -> iPhone X3 and so forth.
     
  20. rezivor macrumors newbie

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    Yeah.
    Calling it iPhone 5 wouldn't make any sense.
    What if the next iPhone is 4g capable and they call it 4g
    would the next after that also be called iPhone 5
    No
     
  21. jellis thread starter macrumors member

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    This is exactly my point, not that it will most definitely be called the 6 but that it will not be called the 5.
     
  22. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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    At first I thought that made a lot of sense... but I found a problem with that. They only sell the current version of the Mac... They are now selling three generations of iPhones. Consumers are not going to be able to remember what year the model they want came out in, it is much easier to go by 3gs, 4, 4s.

    I do agree though that we will not see an iPhone 11 or something like that.. They will find another naming scheme.
     
  23. 305rob305 macrumors member

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    I bet they will start with Roman numerals after the 5...
     
  24. Kenjhee macrumors regular

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    The model number is iteration-based, and designates major design changes, as another poster has already mentioned. I am going with iPhone 5 also.
     
  25. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I thought Apple had finally settled on a naming convention (4, 5, 6) and then against all logic they came out with the 4S and shattered my hopes for a good name scheme.
     

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