It won't be iPhone 6 (and more)

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  1. audix, Jul 31, 2012
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    audix macrumors regular

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    List of names 6th generation iPhone will not have:

    (updating)

    iPhone 5
    iPhone Slim
    iPhone Pro
    iPhone A6
    iPhone 6
    New iPhone
    iPhone 4G
    iPhone LTE
    iPhone 3D
    iPhone IV

    * This has been checked by using WHOIS to see which names Apple owns. If Apple doesn't own it, it can't have that name.

    Feel free to add

    Try your luck here
     
  2. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Why would Apple base the name of their best selling product on availability of domain names?

    They don't even own www.iPad.com so I don't think it's dramatic if they don't own www.thenewiPhone.com.
     
  3. audix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well they couldn't actually get iPad.com because of that little spat in China. That's why they don't own that one.

    But they have iPhone 5 though. So against all hopes, it will actually probably be called iPhone 5. And sadly it probably will be just a big ole stretched out iPhone.

    And what's even sadder is that I'll have to buy it.
     
  4. Kyrra macrumors member

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    The 3rd gen iPad is really just called "iPad". They sometimes say "the new 'iPad'". Just like most of the iPod line does not have a version or generation number as part of its official name.

    Also, Apple has a SLEW of shell companies that it files copyrights, trademarks, and domains under. They could pickup domain names under a fake company name and you would never know.
     
  5. solo118 macrumors 65816

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    I can see them calling it New iPhone, but what do they do for the second version? We have the 4 & 4S now, what will we have in 2013 The New iPhone S?
     
  6. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I see things are heating up quite nicely now the time is drawing closer and closer.

    Why will you have to buy it ? :rolleyes:
     
  7. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    just give it a number....."new ipad".....when the new one comes out it becomes "ipad 3" and so on
     
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  9. audix thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know peer pressure, that's why most people's buy their phones now right
     
  10. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    That means nothing.

    They own www.iPad3.com and don't own www.thenewiPad.com and www.newiPad.com.

    Even if they call the next iPhone just "iPhone" like they did with the iPad, people will still call it iPhone 5 like people call the new iPad the iPad 3, hence why they protect those domain names.
     
  11. audix thread starter macrumors regular

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    By that logic they would have protected iPhone 2 and 3 which they didn't but they do have iPhone5.

    I wonder if they have iPhone5s already..
     
  12. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    I don't see how either of these thing really matter, nor why one would have to buy a phone.
     
  13. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    My point is that there is no real logic and that domain registration is meaningless to the actual name of the device.

    The name they choose has a much higher impact on marketing than whether or not the few people who will write "www.thenewiphone.com" in their address bar are redirected to apple.com or not. If it doesn't work they'll simply google it like they should have done in the first place. I doubt that will lead to lost sales and force Apple's marketing department to rethink the name of the phone just because a few tech-illiterate people don't know how to use google.
     
  14. Want300 macrumors 65816

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    Yea, it will be called simply "iPhone"... which allows them to say The New iPhone... The New iPad is not "The New iPad", it is the new "iPad".

    Just the computers (and other products) - Example: MacBook Pro

    And to clarify which model it is: About This Mac > More Info > It shows:

    MacBook Pro
    15-inch, Late 2011
     
  15. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

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    I could see Apple naming it just "iPhone" now. Sort of like GM names their top sports car "Corvette", even though every decade there is a new generation Corvette, and is nicknamed the C6 for the current gen, or C7 for the brand new model due next year. But GM just calls it "Corvette". Unless you are looking for a specific upgraded model, then they break that name down to Z06 or ZR-1.
     
  16. audix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is this one of those Apple aliases you talked about:

    Kilpatrick Townsend
    1114 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY 10036 US

    It says they own iPad3.com but then it says:

    Nameservers:
    nserver.apple.com
    nserver2.apple.com
    nserver3.apple.com
    nserver4.apple.com

    I wonder what that means.
     
  17. s15119 macrumors 65816

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    No.
     
  18. joelhietala macrumors newbie

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    It will be The New iPhone without a doubt. Sorry, but no other option makes sense.
     
  19. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

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    So what will next year's iPhone be called then ? "The New iPhone2" :rolleyes:
     
  20. ixodes macrumors 601

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    One things for certain no matter the name, it's the same old look, save for a few millimeters added to the length. Nothing exciting about that. Unless of course, the slightest minutia thrills you.
     
  21. audix thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think if the new phone looks like anything other than a stretched out iPhone, anyone who originally liked the stretched out iPhone idea shouldn't be allowed to buy it.
     
  22. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Frankly, you have presented zero evidence whatsoever about the names the phone will not have.
     
  23. audix thread starter macrumors regular

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    The only name we know of, that Apple has undoubtedly acknowledged, is iPhone 5. So we hold reservations for that name before anything else.
     
  24. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    Ok, that's fine. So we have evidence stating that Apple has interest in calling it the iPhone 5. But evidence of that, is not evidence of what the phone will NOT be called...
     
  25. audix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, so how do you explain this: They can get the rights to iPhone 5, they could have gotten the rights to iPhone 6?
     

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