Should Apple hold off with iPhone 6c?

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  1. Exhile macrumors newbie

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    Okay, this may not reflect most of you since many iPhone users on this forum are Caucasian. In Cantonese, 6c means "eat ****" 食屎 (sik6 si2) and the Chinese people of Hong Kong and Shenzhen will laugh at this phrase when or if the iPhone 6c comes out. Now, I'm not sure if Apple has a policy of renaming their products but I really, really hope they reconsider a new name instead of the iPhone 6c. Customers in the Guangdong area will not be buying this phone. It may not be apparent now but it will be if the iPhone "eat ****" comes out.
     
  2. Sonnto macrumors member

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    LOL. I never thought of that. Hahaha. This is golden. Golden brown. Lololol

    EDIT: However, I don't think they will change or care. A few laughs here and there but I don't think much people will care. It'll be funny though. I'm sure Hongkongers and Chinese have a good sense of humour.
     
  3. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    No they won't change their naming structure to please the people of the Guangdong area.

    Lol.
     
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    I personally don't think it will carry the "C" in its name. The only reason the "C" was in the iPhone 5c was because of the plasticky colors.

    They'll probably "delay" this phone until the Fall. After all, we haven't seen any leaked parts yet (we would have by now if it were to launch in the Spring).
     
  6. HarryWild macrumors 6502a

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    This is Apple chance to price it as a premium it for the Chinese buying public! I keep the name too since it will give Apple's marketing and PR a good test just how good they are in selling this upcoming iPhone in China.
     
  7. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    I'm kind of hoping if the rumors are true that they go with iPhone Mini. Sounds like a new product, and we have iPad Mini's already. I don't care for all the numbers they attatch to the names.

    4inch ...iPhone Mini
    4.7 ... iPhone
    5.5 ... iPhone Plus
     
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I know it only effects people in the Guangdong area but China is a very important market for Apple. Last quarter they sold more iPhones on China than in the US. I'm sure they will be sensible when they pick the name.
     
  9. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a

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    It wont be called the iphone 6c , the C line has been discontinued and hasnt been updated for over 2 years.
     
  10. Paco II macrumors 65816

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    You all are probably too young to remember the snickers when the iPad was released.
     
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    The product, nor it's official name have even been announced by Apple.
     
  12. Flow39 macrumors 68000

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    I think they should name it like their iPads and Macs. iPhone Mini, iPhone Air, and iPhone Pro. That would simplify the product lines IMO and save us from plus, pro, mini, regular, and the whole host of other names they could come up with.
     
  13. oldmacs macrumors 68040

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    This would make a lot of sense.
     
  14. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone Pro seems a bit weird to me tbh. What makes it pro?, the larger screen?

    I think this would be better:

    iPhone Mini - something powerful as larger models, but extremely compact.
    iPhone - Something in the middle, not too large, but also not too big, providing a good amount of compactness
    and size, for those who want a larger screen, but find the Plus too big
    iPhone Plus - For consumers, who prefer huge screens, & for those who want the ultimate battery, while not worrying about how compact it is.


    Hopefully Apple remove the number in the next series of iPhones & just use (7th Gen)
     
  15. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I also think they should do away with the numbering, at a certain point they start to become meaningless. Years of release are a much better way for the advanced users to refer to specific models, and laymen don't care anyway. It's not like we have Macbook Air 5, alongside the iMac 12s. Instead, we have the mid-2012 Macbook Air and 2013 iMac. Alternatively, you can refer to them by "gen" number, 2nd gen or 5th-gen, etc.

    Also, at a certain point, the numbers start to hold some people back. The iPhone 5S is still a very capable and very good smartphone by today's standards; it's not top of the line, but I don't shy away from recommending it for people who want a smaller screen and don't plan on doing any sort of computationally taxing tasks on it. But the fact it's a "five," when the "seven" is right around the corner, seems to put some folks off. They'd rather spend $150 on an Android of similar or worse specs but that was released within the last 6 months than an iPhone released many years ago. If Apple gets rid of the numbers, I think it would be easier to sell these folks on entry-level iPhones. It's not a "five" when there is a "seven", it's "the low-cost small-screen iPhone," and that expensive one over there is the "premium model."

    I would prefer they call the different models by their screen size, rounded up or down, similar to laptops.

    4" iPhone
    5" iPhone
    6" iPhone
     
  16. bufffilm, Jan 4, 2016
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    Really bad idea... Nothing wrong with the system as it is now. Calling it by the year or by the glass size is just ridiculous.

    Who is going to remember that? Buying a case and other accessories will be a nightmare!

    Remember the iPad and how they tried to change the name just the iPad... that didn't work out too well, did it?
     
  17. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    First, I don't remember that. I remember they tried to call it "the new iPad" once, and that was a bit silly. The only time it was called just "iPad" was when the product line first launched. Second, why didn't it work out too well? Seems it didn't affect sales at all from what I remember. The biggest issue with that generation was with the hardware - the SoC wasn't quite powerful enough to support the new retina display, which caused it to be hot and battery life to be poor. Ultimately it was replaced in less than a year, likely for those reasons. I don't remember any issue at all with the naming convention.
     
  18. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    According to this the number 6 sounds like "yuht" when said in Cantonese.

    Would they not say it that way instead of the English "six" or "sik?" Do they view the whole thing as a proper noun and try not to change how the name sounds? Or do they pronounce the numbers as numbers?

    Am I wrong? How do they pronounce the current 6S?
     
  19. bufffilm, Jan 4, 2016
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    I think it was when the iPad 4 came out... Apple just referred to it as the iPad and tried to get people to do the same.

    People here and elsewhere referred to it correctly, eg. iPad2, 3 or 4. That may be partly why when the Air was released the following year, Apple went with the 'Air' monicker. And notice when the Air2 came out, Apple added the 2 at the end.

    Look at the 6 and the 6S - same screen size but obviously different phones. To call it the 2014 iPhone and the 2015 iPhone is silly.
    If Apple releases two phones in 2016, then what?
    Are they going to called them the 2016A and 2016B?

    Whatever name Apple gives this phone...I'm sure it will work out.
     
  20. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I'm not asking for the year to be officially part of the name or marketing material. Call it "iPhone" or "5-inch iPhone" or "iPhone Air" or whatever. But loose the meaningless and confusing numbers.

    In tech circles such as the present one and other techie websites, we can call it the "late 2016" iPhone.

    No, call it just "iPhone" or whatever marketing name it gets. The same thing as we do for the iMac, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mac Pro, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, Airport Extreme and Express, etc. To those techies that care, they can append "early 2008" or "late 2008" to differentiate between two revisions released in the same year, same as what we do with the Macbook Air of those years.

    It doesn't make sense currently. We have a iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro [no number], iPhone 6 or 6S, and iPod Touch [no number] - all iOS devices capable of running iOS9. What does 2, 4, 6s, or no number mean? Is the iPad Mini 4 newer or faster than the iPad Air 2? Is the iPhone 6 faster than both of them, by two whole generations or something? What information does this convey to the user? Is it anything but confusing?
     
  21. bufffilm, Jan 4, 2016
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    it's not about whether the Mini4 is faster or newer than the Air2.

    But there must be a way to distinguish between the mini2 and the mini4, don't you think? Just calling it 'the mini' doesn't cut it.

    Whether it's because a store is selling both models, whether someone lists it on eBay...to just say it's 'the Mini' isn't enough.

    If you can't see that, then I give up.
     
  22. Exhile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "yuht" is one. six is "luk". I'm using the jyutping romanisation which is similar to pinyin for Mandarin. The number at the end represents the tone as there are six tones for Cantonese and four for Mandarin.

    In the news media, they would pronounce the 6s as "luk s".
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If Apple wants to name it the 6C, they should do so.
     
  24. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    That was hilarious, and yet the iPad was and still is a great product. As a result, no one cares about the goofy name.
     

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