Why do people call it the "iPhone 5"?

Tsuchiya

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edit: OK, I'll admit fault here. After a couple of you so politely mentioned that this is a common thread here I went looking and found that you were right :D

My bad, I don't browse this sub-forum often at all so didn't realise.

Mods, please feel free to lock this.

(though for the record, if Apple want to name the 2012 iPhone, it shouldn't be "iPhone 5 :p")

Also most of you are douchebags for jumping down my throat so quickly :D

Peace.
 
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Gav2k

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It'll be called 'iPhone' like the back of all of them. Apple will introduce it as 'the new iPhone!'
 

chambone

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Well, in any case, let's just hope that the iPhone 5 will be about the same size as the 4/4S, but with a 4 or so inch screen.
 

Sebct

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I think the next person to start another one of these threads should be thrown into a kennel with a large pack of hungry wolves.

Then when they're nearly dead, bury them alive in a coffin filled with wasps.

And if they do give it a name, it will be the iPhone 5

Just re-read your post and then realise how idiotic you sound.

No hard feelings.

Peace,

Seb
 

thewoz

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2007 iPhone 2G
2008 iPhone 3G
2009 iPhone 3GS
2010 iPhone 4
2011 iPhone 4s

What comes next?

2012 iPhone ___
Look at your post again. If you showed that to a bunch of 1st graders what would they answer?
 

Shrink

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Boy, it's a good thing you brought this up. How is it possible that this crucial and essential issue has never been discussed before.

How alert and perspicacious of you to think of this never before discussed topic. And with such clear and unassailable logic!!

I know I speak for all of here on MR by saying to you...thanks so much for calling attention to this heretofore unconsidered topic!
 

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olliect

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Isn't the 2012 model going to technically be number 6? :confused:

Guide:

2007 iPhone (2G-1st generation)
2008 iPhone 3G (2nd generation)
2009 iPhone 3GS (3rd generation)
2010 iPhone 4 (4th generation)
2011 iPhone 4S (5th generation, iPhone 5)
2012 iPhone ? (6th generation, iPhone 6)


Of course I've heard the rumour that what Apple had in mind for the 2011 model was a redesign, but that they decided it would be more feasible to release an updated 4, but still...officially now at least, the 4S is the 5th iPhone.
Because people are stupid.

And if it actually ends up being called the iPhone 5 - Apple is stupid too.
You two remind me of this guy.....



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Tsuchiya

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LOL you guys get upset way too quickly. I was simply curious ;)

Congratulations to those who posted condescending and frankly insulting replies. How proud you must be! *pat on the head*
 
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matttye

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You two remind me of this guy.....

Image

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It's not the 5th generation iPhone, it doesn't use 5G networks, there's no reason to call it 5.

Imagine the confusion:

Person 1: "Just got the iPhone 5."
Person 2: "Oh the 5th iPhone?"
Person 1: "No the iPhone 5."

Makes no sense.

They'll most likely follow what they've done with the iPad and just call it "iPhone."
 

Sebct

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LOL you guys get upset way too quickly. I was simply curious ;)

Congratulations to those who posted condescending and frankly insulting replies. How proud you must be! *pat on the head*
Back to the home now...

It's not the 5th generation iPhone, it doesn't use 5G networks, there's no reason to call it 5.

Imagine the confusion:

Person 1: "Just got the iPhone 5."
Person 2: "Oh the 5th iPhone?"
Person 1: "No the iPhone 5."

Makes no sense.

They'll most likely follow what they've done with the iPad and just call it "iPhone."
LOL! :eek::confused::rolleyes:

Not sure if trolling...?
 

chambone

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It's not the 5th generation iPhone, it doesn't use 5G networks, there's no reason to call it 5.

Imagine the confusion:

Person 1: "Just got the iPhone 5."
Person 2: "Oh the 5th iPhone?"
Person 1: "No the iPhone 5."

Makes no sense.

They'll most likely follow what they've done with the iPad and just call it "iPhone."
Nonsense. No way somebody is going to ask 'oh, the 5th iphone?'

iPhone 3gs, 4, 4S, 5 are just names. We're not keeping count or something. Only the really obsessive compulsive do. Hence their confusion.
 

matttye

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Nonsense. No way somebody is going to ask 'oh, the 5th iphone?'

iPhone 3gs, 4, 4S, 5 are just names. We're not keeping count or something. Only the really obsessive compulsive do. Hence their confusion.
Naming has to make sense though.

Google has been criticised over their versioning system for the Chrome browser. It's a much newer browser than say, Internet Explorer or Firefox, but they're already on version 22, whereas IE is on version 9!

If the "iPhone 5" isn't the 5th generation iPhone then it's a stupid name. Anybody who can't comprehend that is also stupid.
 

SR45

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Another week passes by and I thought we would get lucky and not have this same stupid question being asked again, but low and behold, it was. Goodness, how many times has it been now ? Lost count. Would you really STUPID posters without a brain, please stop it. By the way, why don't you posters do a simple search first to find if this has been asked before, specially those that have been around since 2008


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Tsuchiya

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Another week passes by and I thought we would get lucky and not have this same stupid question being asked again, but low and behold, it was. Goodness, how many times has it been now ? Lost count. Would you really STUPID posters without a brain, please stop it. By the way, why don't you posters do a simple search first to find if this has been asked before, specially those that have been around since 2008


:(
Yes, I'm sure you go to bed each night praying that you won't be inconvenienced by another thread like this. *sigh* sometimes the internet is just hard :(
 

matttye

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It does. 4/4S -> 5 and probably 5S. If we'd stick with your line of reasoning we might be calling the supposed 7S the iPhone 12.


If you've got a rigid mind it is, yes.
That makes more sense than calling it the 7S when it's actually the 12th iPhone!

I bet it will just be called "iPhone" as I expect Apple have realised there might be confusion if they call it something stupid like iPhone 5.
 

chambone

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That makes more sense than calling it the 7S when it's actually the 12th iPhone!
To people who hang around on cell phone forums too much it does. To the average person who doesn't have the slightest idea how many iPhones there were before the 4S, it doesn't. Which is why Apple will call it the 5 if they keep with the number thing. I could explain it even simpler for you, but I want you to think about it yourself.
 

olliect

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edit: OK, I'll admit fault here. After a couple of you so politely mentioned that this is a common thread here I went looking and found that you were right :D

My bad, I don't browse this sub-forum often at all so didn't realise.

Mods, please feel free to lock this.

(though for the record, if Apple want to name the 2012 iPhone, it shouldn't be "iPhone 5 :p")

Also most of you are douchebags for jumping down my throat so quickly :D

Peace.
The above proves and gives a legitimate reason for the reaction you got Tsuchiya.....

Are you one of those people that go on youtube and post hate comments because you get bored ? :confused:


:cool: :apple:
 

Tsuchiya

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The above proves and gives a legitimate reason for the reaction you got Tsuchiya.....

Are you one of those people that go on youtube and post hate comments because you get bored ? :confused:


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Honestly, no. You assume that because I used the word "douchebag"? My response was tame in comparison to some of the other posts here...:confused:

Anyway, I agree DefBref's post does give a legitimate reason for a negative response, hence why I admitted that I was at fault for posting without browsing the forum first.
 
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olliect

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Honestly, no. You assume that because I used the word "douchebag"? My response was tame in comparison to some of the other posts here...:confused:

Anyway, I agree DefBref's post does give a legitimate reason for a negative response, hence why I admitted that I fault for posting without browsing the forum first.
Just saying that to go around calling people douchbags isn't the best way to make friends......But if it works for you ;)

At least you admitted your mistake....good man :D


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