This year Apple will change to iPhone and iPhone Pro naming

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  1. marvz macrumors 6502a

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    Hello guys,

    just a shower thought but I'm pretty sure that this year Apple will be releasing the new iPhone and the new iPhone Pro.
    Everybody knows the MacBook Air will be removed soon - probably sometime next year. So we are left with a simple MacBook and MacBook Pro naming scheme. And now that Apple has removed the iPad Air and replaced it with just the new iPad it's pretty clear to me that we will get the new iPhone and iPhone Pro.
    Simple distinction in every major product category - Product and Product Pro.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. marvz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There is a different naming with Product and Product Edition. Probably because it's a more different and new product category. I think it fits products more which are more advanced in their lifecycle (like MacBooks and iPhones).
     
  4. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    Seems to me
    Seems to me iPhone Edition makes more sense than iPhone Pro. iPhone used to be a vanity device, but other's have introduced 'sexier' devices and it seems iPhone has lost its luster.

    Watch Edition is a vanity differentiator, even though an iPhone Edition would have different features than 7s+, I think that name would be more appropriate than iPhone Pro.

    Normal people (there are more normal people than people like us) don't care about 'Pro'
     
  5. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I doubt they will go away from one of the most iconic, influential and profitable item in history.
     
  6. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    They may stray away from the number on the premium device, but I doubt it will be iPhone Pro. I would think the Pro name would stick with the bigger computing devices (Mac, MacBook, iPad) as Pros use for editing and that sort of thing. An iPhone really isnt suited to be used for Pro tasks.
     
  7. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    that is their best selling, most main stream product.. I doubt they will mess with it. But who knows
     
  8. marvz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, maybe but it will still be an iPhone. Maybe it will change to Edition instead of Pro but I'm pretty sure no more numbers because it's just confusing.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    My thought is I do not care what they name it. All I hope they do is get it right!
     
  10. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    And even if they dont, they will sell a record number lol
     
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    If the rumours are true that they will be releasing a so-called "iPhone 8" alongside the 7s/7s+ calling the former the iPhone Pro does make sense. It fits with their other product lines, and having the 7s and 8 released at the same time just messes up the number scheme.
     
  12. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    I just think labeling a phone a "Pro" device doesn't make any sense and devalues their actual Pro lineup.
     
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    The "Pro" label has always just been a marketing term.
     
  14. jhearty99 macrumors 6502

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    Well, anything is really a marketing term. But the "Pro" label is Apple telling you the device is capable of "Pro" style work that the other lineups aren't capable of. Not sure how they could justify that in a phone. An OLED screen and a slightly better camera or whatever the higher end model has isnt really a big enough difference.
     
  15. Beenblacklisted macrumors 6502

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    where is the ipod pro?, and the iwatch pro?,
     
  16. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    What on earth is "Pro style work"? Ask five different professionals what their workflow entails and you'll get five different answers. All "Pro" means to Apple is the more expensive hardware option in a product line.
     
  17. janitor3 macrumors regular

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    It's in the "pipeline" for the near future...
     
  18. ASUgrad1999 macrumors regular

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    I agree that iPhone Pro is unlikely unless it was geared towards business professionals - enhanced security, bigger battery, dual sim with personal and work profiles, etc. I just don't think Apple would ever do this so my vote is for iPhone Edition.
     
  19. EM2013 macrumors 65816

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    Who cares what they call it. All I know is I'm sick of hearing "iPhone pro" rumors every year :p
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Typically, The term "Pro" exists with computers/convertible tablets, etc. The term Pro will never exist for the iPod or Apple Watch.
     
  21. chasonstone macrumors regular

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    I like iPhone and iPhone Pro much better than iPhone and iPhone Edition. It would also simplify naming schemes even further across lines. We would have MacBook and MacBook Pro (with air on the way out) and then we would have iPad and iPad Pro (with the air line left in the past) and then iPhone and iPhone Pro. I think it's obvious that 'Pro' has generally been used as a "Better version" by Apple, I wouldn't be surprised to see it make it's way to the iPhone. You'll have your everyday user products: (MacBook, iPhone, iPad) and then your "better version" products with extra features: MacBook Pro, iPhone Pro, iPad Pro.

    For what it's worth though I have always hated the 'edition' name for the Apple Watch, but I do think it's better suited to a jewelry type device over a phone because it seems more vanity related than anything.
     
  22. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    So will the iPhone "Pro" be exclusively for Telemarketers, Tech-Support Agents and Sex-Chat Line Workers?
     
  23. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Are the iPad and MacBook Pros really geared towards business professionals? Because I see kids using them.

    As I've said before, "Pro" is just a marketing term for more expensive hardware.
     
  24. profets macrumors 601

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    I do agree that they'll be moving away from the numbers, but my guess would be that for naming it'll be called something like iPhone Edition.

    2017:
    iPhone SE
    iPhone 7s
    iPhone 7s Plus
    iPhone Edition

    2018 (back down to 3 models?):
    iPhone SE
    iPhone
    iPhone Edition
     
  25. ASUgrad1999 macrumors regular

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    You have a good point but I see the iPad's "Pro" features as the ability to connect a keyboard and use the pencil (for professionals in design, etc.). I just don't see how they would sell an iPhone as a a "pro" device with slightly different features like my examples. Not like Apple takes the Pro naming convention that seriously though so it's anyone's guess what they wil decide to do.
     

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