Will we ever start referring to the iPhone based on the year it came out?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mossme89, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. mossme89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2009
    Kind of like cars? This is a trivial thing, but something I've been thinking about. Even as an Apple fanboy, I'm getting to the point where I really have to think of what iPhones came out in which year. It would make things a lot easier to keep track of if people started referring to the iPhone 4S as the 2011 iPhone or the iPhone 4 as the 2010 iPhone, kind of like cars. Think this might ever happen?
  2. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2011
    United States
    after there are 60 years of iPhones real eased
  3. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    I think most car enthusiasts refer to cars by model #s as well, not the year. Also since cars are refreshed every few years it wouldn't work well with an iPhone as we will see yearly cycles.
  4. mikeydeezy macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
  5. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Macbooks also don't really have a new (official) name. For example, the MacBook Pro has been just the MacBook pro for YEARS. We haven't had an iPhone officially named JUST iPhone since the first.

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