View Poll Results: "iPhone 3g" Good or Bad name???

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  • Good?

    7 26.92%
  • Bad?

    8 30.77%
  • I don't care what it is called... I just want it now!

    11 42.31%
  1. Impulse622's Avatar
    iPhone 3G.

    don't you think it sounds a bit weird. i mean like, it's not the only new feature. it's like making it, iPhone GPS.

    what do you think they should have named it, if you think they should have.
    07-07-2008 08:25 PM
  2. supermum's Avatar
    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 08:31 PM
  3. Impulse622's Avatar
    lol. they should just call it the iJesusPhone
    07-07-2008 08:37 PM
  4. Jeremy's Avatar
    This needed a poll...
    07-07-2008 08:43 PM
  5. supermum's Avatar
    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).
    07-07-2008 08:49 PM
  6. dstrauss#IM's Avatar
    lol. they should just call it the iJesusPhone
    Sorry, this would have to be "secondcomingPhone" then.
    07-07-2008 09:08 PM
  7. Ignorance's Enemy!'s Avatar
    Haha I like the secondcomingphone as a joke sounds like something for SNL.I dont think most people even think of it as it's official title. I think they think "NEW IPHONE"
    07-07-2008 09:15 PM
  8. hey_WILL's Avatar
    i really don't care, but i think the name that BEST fits apple is just iphone. i mean they have done it with the ipod for years.they would just identify it as iphone g1, iphone g2, etc.
    07-07-2008 09:23 PM
  9. Impulse622's Avatar
    i really don't care, but i think the name that BEST fits apple is just iphone. i mean they have done it with the ipod for years.they would just identify it as iphone g1, iphone g2, etc.
    yeah that`s what i was thinking. but i don`t think it would be as appropriate because most phones change the name for each new gen of the phone. whilst, mp3 players don`t
    07-07-2008 09:41 PM
  10. sterling's Avatar
    lol @ "second coming phone"
    But I like the simplicity of the name. Better than the "AT&T Tilt/HTC 8525/o2 xxxxx/"
    07-07-2008 09:57 PM
  11. mtsfestivus's Avatar
    lol. they should just call it the iJesusPhone
    No, I think the "Baby Jesus Phone" would be good.
    07-08-2008 02:57 AM
  12. Impulse622's Avatar
    then what is the jesus phone
    07-08-2008 02:59 AM
  13. mtsfestivus's Avatar
    then what is the jesus phone
    You needn't worry about the Jesus Phone. It is worth very little. The Baby Jesus Phone is where it's at. The innocence of the Baby Jesus lies within its silicon. How invaluable its wisdom and 3G network speed is.
    07-08-2008 03:07 AM
  14. Impulse622's Avatar
    lawl. what`s the virginmaryPhone. what phone created the babyjesusphone
    07-08-2008 03:08 AM
  15. hobyphone's Avatar
    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 09:27 AM
  16. rosaxoparks's Avatar
    I think the naming decision was in the same vein as the Xbox 360. Iphone2 would have made it sound behind things like the blackberry bold and the sidekick 3 and more. By adding the 3G, the iPhone sounds like it has a longer legacy.
    07-08-2008 10:01 AM
  17. GaryUSC's Avatar
    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.
    07-08-2008 11:34 AM
  18. coachpete's Avatar
    At least for the Lansing Michigan area they should have called it the #G Maybe iPhone since our area doe snot have 3G coverage as of yet.
    07-08-2008 12:06 PM
  19. mtsfestivus's Avatar
    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.
    I'd have to concur with this. I think it's a good name, but I'm slightly thrown since I'm used to the iPod generations.
    07-08-2008 01:29 PM
  20. Billsteve's Avatar
    they should just come up with a really creative name like... "iphone vista" or something.


    or maybe that is taken.
    07-08-2008 01:42 PM
  21. Mihai's Avatar
    I think it's a good name, not the best, but a good one. The 3G is the most important update to the iPhone so it's right to name it this way
    07-08-2008 01:49 PM
  22. pyroguysf's Avatar
    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 02:44 PM.
    07-08-2008 02:42 PM
  23. tankgunk's Avatar
    I think it's good, but not best. I think for the same reason my laptop isn't a "MacBook Pro C2D" or a "MacBook Pro Merom", it maybe should have been an "iPhone" instead, but maybe Apple is trying to make sure people know that a new one is out there.
    07-08-2008 05:18 PM
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