The 2017 Iphone Name?

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  1. jimbo1mcm macrumors 68000

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    I was initially thinking that Apple might break the mold and name it the Iphone 10, for the 10th Anniversary of the Iphone. But then, the natural progression is the Iphone 8. The number 8 is considered very lucky for Chinese and other Asian cultures. So I guess they have to go with 8. They really want to penetrate the Chinese market.
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Well the natural progression would be the 7S, if we're following the historical trend since the iPhone 3G in 2008.

    Regardless, you may be right. It could be 8. Could be 10. Could drop the number and just call it iPhone.

    Or it could be the same shell as the 7 with better internals and called the 7S — 10th anniversary be damned. Who knows.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    No one knows. Maybe they will label it the 'iPhone.'
     
  4. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    Next year iPhone 7
    This year iPhone 6SE truly deserve because no major design change.so same name same design:confused::mad:
     
  5. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    Frankly my dear, I don't give a hoot about the name. This comes up every year on what the name is going to be, please give it a break.
     
  6. Phone Junky macrumors 6502

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    I hear ya. Are these people so enamored with all things Apple, that the name of a phone means something? I don't get it.
     
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    They are allowed to call it 7S regardless of design change as well. It's labeled for the iteration and generation it is not so much its aesthetics. Yes I understand it's been that way since 3G but just continuing its naming structure barring a change to a 3 year cycle would really be the best idea I believe. Apple doesn't usually go off from what they've been doing often, as we've seen some rumors point elsewhere this year, but until the keynote and 2017 we will not know.
     
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  10. mbpowner macrumors regular

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    haha, idk. IT BETTER BE SPECIAL!
    either iPhone 7 or 8, i'd imagine depending on what this is called.

    are you planning on getting that?
     
  11. addey macrumors newbie

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    Currently rocking the s7E but being hit by battery drain since the last update so I'm going to take a look at the new iPhone in September.

    Love the s7E but android has a way of spoiling the party with unreliable OS.
     
  12. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    Doesn't matter if they name it iPhone 7 (that for sure will be disgraceful)it will be the same two years old designed iPhone with some minor tweaks :confused:
     
  13. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    It will be 7s for the smaller model, 8 Pro for the bigger one. Then they'll update the smaller one in 2018.

    I'm expecting the worst because Apple has gotten very greedy.
     
  14. mbpowner macrumors regular

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    Is this another rumour? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Howyalikdemapls macrumors 6502

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    Most people are suggesting either iPhone 8, or simply iPhone.

    I thought it was great when they named the iPhone 4 because it made sense. The iPhone 3G was confusing because it was the second generation iPhone (2G) that used third generation (3G) cellular signal. Then the "S" got thrown in there for some reason with no explanation (perhaps "S" for "Speed"?). Then the 4 made so much sense because it was the 4th iPhone. Then came out the iPhone 4S... okay, continuing the same pattern. I insisted the "iPhone 5" was going to be named "iPhone 6" since it was the 6th generation. Alas, we've followed the 3G/3GS, 4/4S, 5/5S, 6/6S naming scheme since then. If they name this new 2016 iPhone as the "iPhone 7" it won't make a lot of sense since it is still the same body style as the 6, but this is the first time they've deviated from their pattern, so who knows.

    Like many other people, I somewhat hope they'll switch to just "iPhone" and use the year to differentiate. Or I think it would make sense to go back to naming them based on the generation, making the 2016 iPhone the "iPhone 10" and the 2017 the "iPhone 11" but there's no way they'd do that after abandoning that idea some 6 years ago.
     
  16. robertkarlsen macrumors regular

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    I think it´s gonne be just "iPhone" like the first one...that would be cool!
     
  17. mbpowner macrumors regular

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    Most likely:rolleyes:
     
  18. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Sandra. Or maybe Joyce?
    Or maybe it doesn't matter?
     
  19. mbpowner macrumors regular

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    I don't even know why we're debating what the new iPhone will be called:confused:
     
  20. Menel macrumors 603

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    This
     
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  22. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    No, just realistic thinking, seeing how Apple is now-a-days.
     

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