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  • Evidence Surfaces That Apple's Next Gen iPhone Will Be Called 'iPhone 5'?


    It's been the subject of heated debate around MMi for well over six months.

    At first, many believed that the last iPhone refresh (what would become the iPhone 4S) would carry the moniker "iPhone 5." Of course, we all know now that the "iPhone 5" was never used as the promotional branding of the most recent iPhone.

    This reality has led some to wonder if the next refresh will be the iPhone 5. Or, perhaps, will Apple take the chronologically accurate approach and label the next release as the "iPhone 6"? Others have even suggested that Apple may go the iPad marketing route and drop numerical tags altogether. So will the next new iPhone simply be billed as the "new iPhone"?

    Over the weekend, some believe a clue to Apple's naming plans surfaced through the company's bid to acquire the rights to iPhone5.com through the World Intellectual Property Organization. For the time being, that domain is owned by another non-Apple entity. And Apple's wants it.

    Of course, just because Apple is seeking ownership of this domain doesn't mean it will call the next iPhone the "iPhone 5," but a lot of people are taking this news as indication of Apple's looming plans. After all, just last year Apple similarly went the legal route to acquire rights to iphone4s.com.

    Although it's possible that Apple will unveil the next-gen iPhone at WWDC in June, odds favor an October debut. And chances are, we won't know what the next phone will officially be called until that time.

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Evidence Surfaces That Apple's Next Gen iPhone Will Be Called 'iPhone 5'? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. PoEtikly's Avatar
      PoEtikly -
      Quote Originally Posted by mustard05 View Post
      To add to what you said, a news article about what a device may be called doesn't make sense as well.
      Then you have obviously NOT read very many MMI articles have you? It seems for some reason that a lot of people think otherwise because in almost every article where the next gen iPhone is mentioned by the writer or member it turned into a 25 page debate. I personally don't understand why people care so much, but others do so writing this article was a good pick on MMI staff's part because a lot of readers do care. If you don't like it then move passed it and don't read it. IMO your comment was just the evidence of an angry little troll.
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Adrianvert View Post
      It'll be called, 'the new iPhone'...
      I agree. I like the move they made to get away from suffixes and I don't see why they'll do it with the iPad but not the iPhone.
    1. The 8th Immortal's Avatar
      The 8th Immortal -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      I care so much



      You suck balls at grammar lol
      So do you. The grammatical structure of your sentence isn't construed properly.
    1. vbuen323's Avatar
      vbuen323 -
      Quote Originally Posted by *t* View Post
      i care so much



      you suck balls at grammar lol
      mmmmuuuuahahahahahahahahahahhaahahahahahhahhahahah a!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!
    1. NakedFaerie's Avatar
      NakedFaerie -
      Quote Originally Posted by iBanks View Post
      Now THAT made me laugh. I guess Sony is stupid as well to name their systems Playstation, Playstation 2 and Playstation 3. How about movies that lead in a part 1,2,3.... Etc. I think to say that they have no imagination is by far the dumbest thing I've read so far.
      At least $ony didn't call the Playstation 3 the new Playstation. And the next wont be called the PS3 as it'll be PS4 as it'll be the 4th generation of Playstations. Unlike Apple calling the 6th generation if iPhone the iPhone 5.
    1. Young Harlem108's Avatar
      Young Harlem108 -
      iphone iphone 3g iphone 3gs iphone 4 iphone 4s iphone4gs? iphone 5 iphone 5s
    1. 321ryr's Avatar
      321ryr -
      What about "iphone 4G" because it will must likely have 4g
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      The iPhone 4 is basically that bro.
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Apple should really drop these names. It creates confusion and they're getting really annoying
    1. Kenn@rd.'s Avatar
      Kenn@rd. -
      Quote Originally Posted by Banks4004 View Post
      iphone6.com?
      How about hal 9000
    1. Eninety2's Avatar
      Eninety2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gustavo Saliola View Post
      You got something when you find a prototype in a bar. Now, we got zero. Apple uses to mislead us in several ways due to the anxious people chasing its tale for the "find out" race. I prefer to wait, enjoy the magic moment when happens and not waste time trying to discover the magician trick. Its an expensive, long lasting, well crafted show since 1997 (The Return of the Jedi) so i enjoy that way.
      What do you mean by "since 1997"???