What are the chances the next iPhone is called...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kevin4, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. kevin4 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2014
    Apple Phone, or maybe not the next one but in the future.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Who knows. What does it matter. I do not care what they call it, but I am betting it will stay iPhone for a long time.
  3. Jodeo macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    I think it will happen... the "i" is going to become passe, and dropping it adds a sense of newness to Apple's line that has been too "i" heavy all these years. They couldn't do iTV or iWatch so they dropped it, and they dropped "iBook" a LONG time ago. So why not?

    Apple Phone, Apple Pad, Apple Pod, etc. all work fine. Though the iPod's days are numbered, I believe. The last refresh is probably the last. Phone prices are going to come down further.

    As for the iMac, I can see it branching into two lines:

    Apple Macintosh: 20" & 24" iMacs with HD or fusion drive, maybe a retina-esque, priced from $999 (or even $899). Available in aluminum.
    Apple Mac Cinema: 24" & 27" 5K iMacs with upgradeable SSDs and add'l ports. Priced from $1799. I think a 32" model would be nice to have, too. Available in space grey, silver, and gold (int'l markets may like that. Who knows.)

    That keeps the Mac Mini at the low end and the Mac Pro at the top. "Cinema" was the moniker for the monitor line before it was rebranded to Thunderbolt Display, so it's worth considering

    Since Apple is much less reliant on their Macs for revenues, they need to seize control of the market by lowering the price and getting back to the sub-$1,000 price point while catering to the middle-to-upper range. That may ding Mac Pro sales, but I bet the numbers there are already modest.
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    iPhone has too much brand recognition at this point. It could happen, just doesn't seem that likely, at least in the near future.
  5. timeconsumer macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2008
    It's hard to say as C DM brought up a very valid point; brand recognition. But then again it is Apple, people would easily adjust. Although, whether it's called iPhone or Apple Phone, I will get it as I am a huge iOS and apple fan.
  6. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    There's also iOS on top of it all, so if iPhone was to be renamed they would likely have to rename iOS as well, and probably iPad too (and Apple OS as well as Apple Pad don't have as much of a ring really).
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    My money is on being named iPhone 6S.
  8. kevin4 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2014
    I actually like Apple Macintosh :0
  9. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Why would they change one of the most popular and successful brand names on the planet? "iPhone", "iPad", and "iPod" are so well known and associated with Apple that most of the non-techie people I know call the Apple Watch the "iWatch" and have no idea that that's not the actual name. The name "iPhone" is definitely a case of "if it's not broken, don't fix it!"
  10. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Its not going to happen for a while. Why did this stuff not start when the Apple TV was launched? It's like because we have Apple Pay, Apple Watch, Apple Music, etc. that it means that the iPhone will be renamed.

    He is the difference... Those are all new products and/or services that did not before have any kind of name recognition. Have they changed the name of anything?

    Honestly what sounds better Apple Music or iMusic? Apple Pay or iPay? Here's one Apple Pad or iPad? Apple Pod or iPod? And TBH iPhone sounds much better then Apple Phone and it's one of the most recognizable names in the tech and/or phone industry. Apple isn't changing the name of the iPhone anytime soon
  11. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Companies don't usually throw multi-billion dollar branding out the window. It will always be a Big Mac, never a Big Mick.

    iPhone is going to be around awhile.
  12. timeconsumer macrumors 65816


    Aug 1, 2008
    Great post. I do agree certain names sound much better than others and I am sure Apple discusses this with each new product or service they release. Apple phone does sound a bit odd plus didn't Apple have to settle with Cisco for the name iPhone? But it will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
  13. ipadpro macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2015
    1- iphone 6s
    2- iphone 7
    3- iphone air
    4- iphone pro
    5- iphone DS = double speed
    6- iphone N = next future

    1 must be right at event :cool:
  14. 0007776 Suspended


    Jul 11, 2006
    Not going to happen due to brand recognition. Maybe if someday apple releases an iPhone that fails miserably they might try rebranding it to restore its image, but that won't happen anytime soon.

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