No capitalization on the s?

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  1. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    We were all referring to it as the 5S before launch. Now it's just the 5s. I wonder why Apple did this. Any thoughts?
     
  2. darster, Sep 12, 2013
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    Because it looks like SS. It's easier to distinguish. 5s or 5S. And to keep form, the c is lower case to match s and not to make it appear more important than the s.
     
  3. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    What do you mean? People have used upper and lower case S since the 4s. I've always called it 4S. Uppercase put's emphasis on the S. :D
     
  4. FlatlinerG macrumors 6502a

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    Good question. It seems like even on the Apple website both the 5s and 5c are listed in lower case.
     
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    On Apples site, it's listed as 4s with lowercase too, BTW.
     
  7. PDFierro thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You're right, I didn't realize the C was lower case as well. But this is actually a serious question, because we know how particular Apple is about things.

    But in the logos for the phones on Apple.com, they do have the S capitalized. Just not when referring to it everywhere else.
     
  8. zbarvian macrumors 68010

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    Capital letters are superfluous ornamentation. "s" exudes a beautiful, timeless simplicity. Get with the times.
     
  9. Starfyre macrumors 65816

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    Because the update is just that much more insignificant compared to 4 to 4S.
     
  10. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    The 4S has been retrospectively rebranded the 4s as well.

    I think it was so that the 5s wasn't confused with SS or S5 or 55, and to be consistent they changed the 5c and 4s as well.
     
  11. rsnapeuk macrumors regular

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    'S' and 'C' not capitalised? = 5s not 5c

    Anyone know why they've done this? It just doesn't look right. They've always made the suffix capitalised?

    ... looks odd.
     
  12. KaPOWitsCHRIS macrumors 6502

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    People will really complain about anything won't they :p But yeah, it looks strange for the S cos it looks like you're saying multiple iPhone Fives rather than iPhone Five S.
     
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    So as not to breach forum rules i will make this reply longish

    WHO CARES
     
  14. skywavesli macrumors regular

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    just to make it different from what it was and what people were expecting.
     
  15. Cod3rror macrumors 68000

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    Looks terrible and inconsistent with other models.

    Should've kept it as "5S".
     
  16. ethanlee macrumors regular

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    So THAT's why the S is lowercase...

    Apologies in advance if this has been realized before me, but I'm slow and I just realized that if Apple had given their new flagship phones the title of 'iPhone 5S', writing/printing it would be too hard to distinguish from 5 and S in some cases, so they went with 5s, which is probably easier to read.

    My question is, will this naming scheme continue? iPhone 6S or iPhone 6s? Personally the lowercase 's' is starting to look more natural to me.
     
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  18. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Actually, they put a box around it.

    But, I'll agree it's easier to read if the special character isn't available.
     
  19. ethanlee macrumors regular

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    Good point. Btw, what's the Unicode char for the S in your signature?
     
  20. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I don't think it really matters. I think Apple uses the LC s because with the logo's box around the letter, it is smaller than the 5. So it's closer to the logo. Even as a copy editor, I could care less about this in a world where "literally" now can mean the same thing as "figuratively" be cause so many idiots wronged it all the way to the dictionary.
     
  21. ethanlee macrumors regular

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    Are we really bringing that to this thread too?
     
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  24. ethanlee macrumors regular

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    Thanks! Yeah, just wanted to know if it was indeed Unicode or something forum/MR-board-specific.

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