The next iPhone will be called...

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  1. mcdj macrumors G3

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    4G is dumb, as it will likely still be on a 3G network. Plain old "iPhone 4" might confuse people with the OS update. HD is already so played it's not funny, and it doesn't seem very Apple like to use a name that's already so ubiq. So what says you? What will the next iPhone be called?

    *EDIT* Well so much for that idea. This was intended to be a poll. Thanks iPhad keyboard, you non tactile snake you.
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    My guesses are either: iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 4G, iPhone HD, iPhone THX, or iPhone A4. lol :p
     
  3. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

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    Dunno if you are kidding, but I think it would actually be very Apple like to go back to just calling it iPhone.
     
  4. NorrisKillsKids macrumors 6502a

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    I think it will simply be iPhone 4 or iPhone HD.
     
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    PM me with a list of choices and I'll add it for you.
     
  6. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

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    Oh it's ok. Thanks though. It'll probably be more interesting to just read the responses anyhow.
     
  7. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I was kidding about the iPhone THX lol but the rest def not. :cool:
     
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    Right, makes sense :)

    Personally I think that "HD" is most likely. I think that "3GS" is a bad name; we don't want to end up with those "serial number names" like the Philips 32PFL3504D/F7.

    Posted from my Apple MA610LL/A
     
  9. na1577 macrumors 6502a

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    This is my favorite option, but I think if Apple intended to do this, they would have done so after the iPhone 3G.

    I like iPhone A4, but I think iPhone HD is more likely.
     
  10. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Remember Steve said the new iPhone would be an "A+" update? Well to me A+ and A4 look alot alike :D 1337
     
  11. mcdj thread starter macrumors G3

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    I think they went with 3GS because the hardware design remained identical to the 3G.

    Imagine the confusing conversations if they just called it iPhone...

    "Yo Tom is that the iPhone 3G in your hand? Welcome to the club!"
    "No, it's the new model!"
    "What's it called?"
    "Just iPhone..."
    "Are you sure it's new? It looks just like my 3G"
    "Well it has 3G, but it's faster."
    "Faster than 3G?"
    "Yes. Er. No. Umm. Well not really. I mean, it is a bit faster ON 3G, but overall it's faster than THE 3G"
    "Whatever dude, you're a geek. Someone scammed you. That's just a 3G."


    I think A4 might appeal to like 20 people on a Mac forum, but to the average millions, it won't make a bit of sense.

    What about iPhone+? iPhone XL? iPhone IV?

    Maybe they'll call it iPhone Maxi, then they could bundle it with an iPad...Maxipad. :D
     
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    steve: today we will be discontinuing the iphone
    crowd: talks and random guy screams WTF!!!!!
    steve: not to worry we will be launching a new product today. and we call it the ipad mini.

    *gun goes off*
     
  14. Reaktor5 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping for just plain old iPhone. iPhone HD seems possible though.
     
  15. troop231 macrumors 603

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    iPad mini 16GB WiFi only - $149
    iPad mini 32GB WiFi only - $249
    iPad mini 64GB WiFi only - $349

    iPad mini 16GB WiFi + 3G - $199
    iPad mini 32GB WiFi + 3G - $299
    iPad mini 64GB WiFi + 3G - $399 LOL
     
  16. senorhappy macrumors member

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    Apple isn't above confusing people. Trying to find accessories for my aluminum Macbook is hard as heck when searching for them. My wife has one of the newer unibody plastic mackbooks and it was a real pain trying to find a shell for it that wasn't the old style plastic macbooks. So there's definitely a track record of confusion by Apple.

    As for the name...

    I say "iPhone" (and it will be referred to as the 2010 iPhone, just like macbooks and macbook pros) or "iPhone G4" since they've called computers G4 in the past.

    They could support more porn and call it the "iPhone XX X"( get it... 20 10 :p) Ok, yes, I need sleep!

    Bring on the phone already!!
     
  17. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    its going to be called

    iphone WHO CARES BLAH BLAH BLAH .....S
     
  18. doubleatheman macrumors 6502a

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    I know all of you apple crazies dislike this, but I like it

    iPhone G4

    iPhone Generation 4

    I know "G#" in Apples name before referred to the generation of the processor. But simply referring to the generation of the device.

    The macbook, macpro, iPod nano, iPod touch all don't get a name when they get an update....

    why should the iPhone?
     
  19. polishmacuser macrumors 6502a

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    priceless hahaha or maybe super iphone?
     
  20. rkswat macrumors regular

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    No one knows, so why make yet ANOTHER post about it?
     
  21. greygray macrumors 68000

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  22. iPhone3GCrazed macrumors 6502

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    Or like Nintendo DSi XL... how many letters can we add to make it better? :cool:
     

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