The new iPhone 7

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  1. steponeman macrumors member

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    Hi guys, i wish you are doing good

    there is an idea that i want to share with you and want to see your opinions

    why Apple name its new iPhones iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus

    it would be better if it called them iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus

    does Apple try to take revenche from Samsung which name its smartphones "s3, s4, s5,s6" or it's just a coincidence?

    what do you guys think?
     
  2. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    Same design - S designation.
    Different design - # designation.

    That's why.
     
  3. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    This has been the system since the 3G and 3GS. The 'S' stood for speed and stood as a boosted version of the 3G. Nothing to do with Samsung at all, just a good way for Apple to save design cost and keep churning out phones every year.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I think everyone knows that they slap on a "s" so they can sell an assload of iPhones with very little changed exterior-wise. The 7/7 Plus would be a new design.
     
  5. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

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    Look back through the iPhones, every one year so far (except for the original to the 3G) has been Number then Number s, example:

    iPhone 3G - iPhone 3Gs the next year
    iPhone 4 -> iPhone 4s the next year
    iPhone 5 -> iPhone 5s the next year

    Apple has been going this for a while, it doesn't have anything to do with Samsung, it is just how they name the phones. It is called a Tick/Tock cycle. The tick is the major number upgrade and the tock is the 's' cycle. The number upgrade includes a redesign and the 's' cycle has to do with upgrading internals and adding new features.
     
  6. garirry macrumors 68000

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    Apple adopted the S thing before Samsung even released their first phone.
    S originally stands for "speed". That being said, it means that the 6S is mostly a speed and small features increase from the 6, not meriting a new number because the design is the same.
     
  7. Goldfrapp macrumors 68040

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    S - internal changes
    Number - external changes
     
  8. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

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    If I remember correctly:

    3GS: S = Speed
    4S: S = Siri
    5s: S = Security (Touch ID)
    6s: S = Speed... again? I dunno.
     
  9. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    6S: screen
     
  10. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

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    Nice.
     
  11. garirry macrumors 68000

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    I believe the only official one was 3GS with its speed. Only thing is I haven't watched the 4S event so I dunno.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't think the "s" stands for anything anymore. It's become meaningless and ubiquitous like the "i" in iDevices.
     
  13. AYNOM macrumors regular

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    Granted, it did stand for speed on the 3GS... why does it matter if it stands for anything.

    As beaten to death millions of times, # = design change S = mid-cycle bump on the internals.
     
  14. 16Paws macrumors 6502a

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    I like to find meaning in nothing.

    yes the only official one was 3GS from what I remember, but my list is more fun!
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Make it Steve then.
     
  16. Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    Umm I do think Samsung had released a phone or two out when the 3GS came out...
     
  17. garirry macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I meant their first Galaxy S phone.
     
  18. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Why? The screen is identical to the 6/6+, with the exception of Force Touch.

    Maybe s stands for sense, as in sensing how hard someone presses on the screen?
     
  19. Macsidia macrumors regular

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    Yeah the first Galaxy S was just "S" with no number, So apple had no idea that Samsung were going to name their next ones S2 through to the current S6, so most likely it seems its just a coincidence.
     
  20. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    7S: S = Saphire as in Saphire Glass Oh god I hope not I hope its gets it on the regular 7 release.
     

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