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    Default Still flabbergasted that the called it the iPhone 5

    I don't know why it's bothering me but iPhone 5? Really? All signs point to 6. It's the 6th Generation AND follow the cycle

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    Either way, I can't wait to receive it!!!
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    It's bothering you because you want something to be bothered about.

    Get. Over. It. Already.
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    At least the name is all there is to be bothered about Everything else, solid!
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    you should send apple an email explaining their error. There's still time, an army of unskilled laborers and countless sharpie's and all would be right with your world. Or you could just let it go guy.
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    Why does this bother people so much? The Grand Theft Auto video game series has crazy numbers too. Grand Theft Auto 5 which comes out next year is the 15th entry in the GTA universe.
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    Apple has to name things keeping the average consumer in mind, not just those that are really into it. The average consumer has no clue what generation of hardware it is. If they named it the six most folks are going to be wondering what happened to the 5. They've identified their naming progression with a new number every year and an S in between. Eventually they will move to something else as I don't see their being an iPhone 12 but until that happens this is what we have and I'm fine with it. It's a darn name, I could really care less what they called no less have it actually bother me.
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    If they would have called it The New iPhone some folks would be really losing it.
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    Who cares?
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    this. ......

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    It's still nice to have one last laugh at the idiots obsessed about it being called iphone 6.
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    This thread was started in sarcasm, right?

    But if this is a serious thread.... 3G < 3GS < 4 < 4S < 6? Why the heck would they skip 5? Makes no sense.
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    I don't understand why people are so surprised it's called iPhone 5. There was an iPhone 4s it is totally silly no matter the generation to think they would call it iPhone 6. Apple doesn't care about anyone that would actually know the generations. They care about the 50 year old walking into a store finally fed up with their feature phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guinnkevinr View Post
    I don't know why it's bothering me but iPhone 5? Really? All signs point to 6. It's the 6th Generation AND follow the cycle

    iPhone (1)
    3G (2)
    3GS (3)
    4 (4!!!!)
    4S (5)
    5? (6)

    Either way, I can't wait to receive it!!!

    Sooo why arn't people mad that they didn't call the 3g iphone 2, then 3gs iphone 3, the 4S the iphone 5?

    lol so dumb. they call it what they call it.
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    If they wouldve called it iPhone 6 : people wouldve said WTF, how come they went from iPhone 4 to 6 ?


    If they wouldve named it New iPhone, Everyone wouldve referd to it as iPhone 5 anyway. Just like the new iPad that most people call iPad 3


    iPhone 5 was the right move, cause there had been lots of hype for an iPhone 5 for a year and a half and all the free media advertisement put iPhone 5 in people's heads where Apple would really didnt have to do much to get the name out there and just take pre-orders
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    Quote Originally Posted by cardfan View Post
    It's still nice to have one last laugh at the idiots obsessed about it being called iphone 6.
    I'm sorry that me having a brain and practicing free speech (And just having some fun in the excitement of waiting for my new phone to come) makes you assume I'm an *****. You must not have enough mirrors in your house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guinnkevinr View Post
    I'm sorry that me having a brain and practicing free speech (And just having some fun in the excitement of waiting for my new phone to come) makes you assume I'm an *****. You must not have enough mirrors in your house.
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    I think they used some common marketing psychology. Everyone's called it the iPhone 5 and that's what people were expecting. Apple builds on that hype and takes advantage of the sales it brings.
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    And just think... the 7th gen iPhone is going to be called the 5S. Oh the blasphemy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnapThrow View Post
    And just think... the 7th gen iPhone is going to be called the 5S. Oh the blasphemy!!
    LOL

    and theyre gonna call the 12th generation iPhone 7 !
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    I don't give two sh*ts what they call it. When Apple puts out a phone I will 99.9% of the time want the phone no matter what the name or model number(?) is.

    Then again there are people who are obsessed with these pointless things.

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    Think they should've went with iPhone 6 too, especially since during the iPhone 4 presentation Steve Jobs said that they were calling it the iPhone 4 because its was the fourth generation iPhone this is an about face of that simple conclusion. I think it's just one of those little things that cause certain people anxiety about the direction of Apple under Tim Cooks leadership. This is by no means a tragedy of any sort it just shows a shift away from what 'Apple' has said before. Either way whether they're calling it 5, 6, 7 or 4 again it'll sell millions
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    Everyone chill out. The guy expresses frustration over the name of the device and everyone gets on him about it. He can't help it that his life is so boring he has nothing else in the world to worry about except what they call the phone. Cut this bonehead a break...sheesh
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    I shall call mine squishy. And She shall be mine, and she shall be my squishy. Come here squishy!
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    It's cinco....done
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