What does the "s" in 3G S stand for?

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  1. OdduWon macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, so 3G is named for the 3G data network now available. But what does the "s" in the new 3G s Stand for, Here is a list of possible meanings.

    - Speed
    - Scorcher
    - Spinners (they spin'n)
    - Sorcerer
    - Special
    - Swanson, no Samsonite, I was way off.
    - Sucker
    - Show-off
    - Something to hold them over before the return of macbook (net book)
    - Sorta speedy show-off support system?
    - Sexy????
    -..................................................................SSSSSSSnake?????
    - something else??????????????????????????????????????????????????
    :apple:<3
     
  2. April Dancer macrumors regular

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    Speed apparently. According to BBC news anyway :)
     
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  5. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    there's this guy phil schiller, he was there when they announced the new iphone. i'm not sure how IN with apple he is but he said it means speed. again i'm not sure how credible his information is

    </sarcasm>
     
  6. April Dancer macrumors regular

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    LOL. The amount I've just shelled out you're not wrong :rolleyes:
     
  7. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    It stands for SEARCH....as in SEARCH before making stupid posts!
     
  8. OdduWon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ha!

    actually is stands for SENSEA, as get a SENSE A HUMOR :D
     
  9. bartzilla macrumors 6502a

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    It's hard to tell your original post was a joke what with the complete lack of funny.
     
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    According to Spencer Pratt's tweet on Twitter, it stands for "Speidi".
    LAME!
     
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  14. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm.

    Wouldn't it be the

    iPhone 3G [​IMG]

    though?

    (Yeah tacky editing/posting skills I know :eek:)
     
  15. amd4me macrumors 6502

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    For thinking differently in exactly the same way. You are all a bunch of effing sheep.
     
  16. adamerr macrumors 6502a

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    Correction "iSheep"


    Geez.
    :)
     
  17. OdduWon thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    In the Mike Jones model the "S" stands foe SHI-YAAA!

    who, Mike Jones, who? Mike Jones is a bout to blow :cool:
     
  18. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    ;)
     
  19. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    STEROIDS
    or
    SEXIER
    as in "Sexier than the 3G"
    lmao
     
  20. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    I would assume 'speed' (i.e. dextroamphetamine): it is the same exact phone, but on speed. And yes, 'iPhone 3GS' is a lame product name. But I suppose it could be worse: they could have called it the iPhone 3G AMP, or (following the late 90s - early 00s trend) the iPhone eXtreme! A phone so extreme that you will want to chug a Mt. Dew while skateboarding down the face of a cliff after jumping out of an airplane.

    I mean, remember Airport EXTREME!, Quartz Extreme, etc... In fact, in 2007, there were interblog rumours of a future product that was actually called the iPhone Extreme--it eventually became the iPhone 3G.

    Edit: I just hope that Apple doesn't keep using the '3G' designator with each subsequent future iPhone model. If they do, we'll have to endure product names akin to those used in the world of GPUs: the iPhone 3GTS Pro XTX Turbo Championship Hyper-Fighting Edition ;).
     
  21. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    ..[​IMG]
     
  22. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    Next iPhone will undoubtedly be the iPhone 4G
     
  23. Riemann Zeta macrumors 6502a

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    ^^ But will it actually have true "4G" wireless technology? I'm not sure if networks and cellular companies will be in a position to deploy what could be considered '4G' level infrastructure 1 year from now. Sprint has ads claiming that they are the "first wireless 4G network," but I think they just mean that they are implementing slightly faster EVDO service. To be honest, I'm not even sure where the 'breakpoint' lies in defining a protocol as "3G," "post-3G" or "4G."
     
  24. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    so for the first REAL response to you besides 'search'... it stands for Speed - they said it at the keynote.
     

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