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Why are news outlets calling the next gen iPhone the iPhone 5? There already have been 5 models: iPhone 2G iPhone 3G iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 iPhone 4S By that...
06-10-2012, 05:17 PM #1Why is the next iPhone being called the iPhone 5?
Why are news outlets calling the next gen iPhone the iPhone 5? There already have been 5 models:
By that logic, the iPhone 4 should have been called the iPhone 3 since the 3GS was a spec bump like the 4S. I know I'm not the only one who noticed this.
It also would make sense that the iPhone 6 launches with iOS6.
06-10-2012, 05:21 PM #2
Probably because it sounds good. Always more about marketing then actual keeping in line with which iPhone number it really is.
Nobody knows for sure what it will be called though, not until Apple officially announce it.
06-10-2012, 05:25 PM #3
It should be named iPhone V to make it cooler.
06-12-2012, 01:56 AM #4
it should be called the "New iPhone" just like the "New iPad"
06-12-2012, 03:49 AM #5
iPhone with 3G -> iPhone 3G
iPhone with 3G and speed -> iPhone 3GS
At this point if they named the current iPhone 4 as iPhone 2, it would cause a lot of confusion.
Basically 3G is the culprit, but things should be smooth from now. 5, 5S, 6, 6S and so on....that is if Apple doesn't get creative in naming them like they did with the iPad line.
06-12-2012, 08:31 AM #6
And when are we expecting the new shiny iPhone ?. I Am the Random Thanks Collector So Please Press the Thanks Button
06-12-2012, 08:33 AM #7
Around November or October as usual
06-12-2012, 12:10 PM #8
iPhone 2G - 1 look
iPhone 3GS - same look as 3g
iPhone 4 -
iPhone 4S - same look as 4
iPhone 5 - new look
so should be named iphone 5, but what what happened to iphone 1? there never was any. it jumped straight to iphone 2(g) and then iphone 3...iPhone 4 | Version iOS 4.1 Jailbreaked
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06-12-2012, 03:21 PM #9