Why won't the next iPhone be called the 'iPhone 5'?

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  1. thermal macrumors regular

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    I keep reading on these forums that the next iPhone will not be called the iPhone 5... but I don't understand the reasoning. Could someone please explain it to me?

    Thanks.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Nobody has a clue what the next iPhone will be called
    It will all be pure BS speculation
     
  3. amann76 macrumors 6502

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    i'm betting it will be some kind of special dedicated version to jobs like they did with the red ipod way back when
     
  4. 2010RS macrumors 6502

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  5. pocky macrumors regular

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    Because the next gen iPhone is the 6th generation device.
     
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    It won't be called the iPhone 5 for the same reason there was no iPhone 2.

    Think about it.
     
  8. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    Because the next iPhone will be the 6th version of the device:

    1 - original iPhone
    2 - iPhone 3G
    3 - iPhone 3GS
    4 - iPhone 4
    5 - iPhone 4S
    6 - IPhone ???
     
  9. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    The sad thing is that we will have to endure another year of bickering about the naming convention rather than speculating on the specs/features.

    Had Apple called the 4s model "5", we could say that we are back on track to have a linear naming convention from this point forward. Since they went with an "s" release, the conversation will now center around if they name it "5" to be consistent with the past or if they name it in accordance with generation.

    It is going to be another long year...
     
  10. jca24 macrumors 6502a

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    and it will be called iPhone 5
     
  11. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    ...because it's the sixth iteration of the iPhone.
     
  12. applesith macrumors 68020

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    iPhone 6 with iOS 6 running off an A6.

    666 The Apple Devil Era.
     
  13. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    I think they will go back and use 2. This **** is ridicules.
     
  14. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    I once though as you did (iOS 5, A5, iPhone 5). Oh well. Who knows.
     
  15. thermal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Based on this, it would seem the next two versions would be called

    5
    5s
     
  16. Bear807 macrumors member

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    iPhone 4g I bet than is 4gs than probably in the end just called the iPhone
     
  17. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    They are simply going to call it "STEVE" oh look that has five letters, I wonder what that means.
     
  18. f00f macrumors 65816

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    These forums are not an authoritative source of anything -- in fact, this very statement is not authoritative regarding its very subject. ;)

    In all seriousness, some folks believe the iPhone naming convention has everything to do with its generation. Of the five generations of iPhones, only one of them has been named precisely after its generation -- iPhone 4. Even the first iPhone was simply called iPhone, not iPhone One.

    The naming convention seems to have more to do with distinguishing the overall design of the device:

    iPhone
    iPhone 3G = new radio, new design, new name
    iPhone 3GS = faster guts, same design, just append an S
    iPhone 4 = new everything, new name -- and happens to be 4th generation
    iPhone 4S = faster guts, (mostly) same design, just append an S
    iPhone 5 = new everything, new name -- but 6th generation

    Doesn't make much sense to call it anything other than iPhone 5 unless one is in the name must match the generation camp.
     
  19. GeekLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    Or maybe

    5G
    5GS

    :rolleyes:
     
  20. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    I don't know why they don't just call the iPhone, "iPhone." I mean, it gets so complicated and confusing each year when they tack on an extra letter to the name.

    They don't do it with iPods or Macs, so why iPhones?
     
  21. Mr D macrumors 6502

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    next iPhone will have true 4G technology. So what will it be called?

    iPhone 4G.
     
  22. Geckotek macrumors G3

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    If it's not already obvious that Apple is not naming the phone based on generation, your observation skills are weak.

    Otherwise we'd all be pre-ordering an iPhone 5 right now.
     
  23. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

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    The iPhone LTE seeing how some companies have bastardize 4G calling networks that aren't really 4G LTE.
     
  24. applesith macrumors 68020

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    iPhone (5-1)G
     
  25. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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    It will be called...... Iphone NS , NS=NUFF SAID
     

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