View Poll Results: "iPhone 3g" Good or Bad name???
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I don't care what it is called... I just want it now!
- 07-07-2008, 07:31 PM #2
What is strange for me is that iPods are typically referred to as 1g 2g 3g 4g etc. based on their generation. Technically this is a "2g iPhone 3g."
In my opinion, this is not a new iPhone, rather the first gen iPhone that got a couple new features. Kinda like the iPhone 1.5. Still not sure what I would name it.
- 07-07-2008, 07:43 PM #4
- 07-07-2008, 07:49 PM #5
I put that it is a bad name based on this one reason alone... it is hard to Google and will only get worse in the future.
When Googling iPhone 3g you must put "quotations" around "iPhone 3g" or you will end up with pages upon pages of info about the old iPhone and info about 3 generation Apple products. Even with quotes I end up with a lot of info about the old iPhone. However, if it was called the iPhone Bamboozle (just made that up... I don't think it would be a good name) you would find the info you are seeking immediately.
Calling it the iPhone 3g also makes future Googling difficult as the newest iPhone at the time will most certainly have 3g (unless we have moved on to 4g by then).
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- 07-08-2008, 08:27 AM #15iPhone Newbie
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I don't know, I think iPhone 3G makes sense; the biggest feature addition is that it can do 3G data. Yes, it's a different naming convention than with the iPods, but that's more of an unofficial naming convention anyway. Up until they came out with the iPod Classic, the regular iPods were all just called "iPod." The generation thing was only used as a means of distinguishing when necessary.
- 07-08-2008, 09:01 AM #16
- 07-08-2008, 10:34 AM #17
I thought it was a bad name but the name also suggested that this new iPhone is only a slight upgrade over the original iPhone (mainly with the 3G and GPS chips). The next iteration of iPhone should see a more robust upgrade/redesign and the name will hopefully be more creative.
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- 07-08-2008, 01:42 PM #22
Doesn't really matter what they add on to the end as long as it makes sense. The differences between the hardware is minimal. Compare a 2G to a 3G both with software 2.0 and you get what- GPS, 3G, bigger battery, slightly different form factor? To me it's still just an iPhone, 2G or 3G. (PS- I definitely want the 3G though)
Like cars you have "Model X" with package XL, or you can opt for package super-ultra-deluxe-XXXL-extreme. It's still a "Model X" but you get a V6 instead of an I4, 6CD in dash changer with DVD navigation instead of AM/FM/CD, a spoiler, and a second exhaust tip. Some people need the super-ultra-deluxe-XXXL-extreme edition, while some don't care, but it's still the same car.
Last edited by pyroguysf; 07-08-2008 at 01:44 PM.
- 07-08-2008, 04:18 PM #23