1. Sloppyjm's Avatar
    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!!!


    Did anyone see the last episode of weeds with the holographic iPhones ?
    09-17-2012 11:22 PM
  2. Vanti's Avatar
    it seems that you dont understand apples motto of " makings things easier " " making our lives easier "
    " SIMPLICITY "
    My fellow apple enthusiast the number four comes after five and the last iphone had a four in its name. it doesn't get simplier than that
    09-17-2012 11:32 PM
  3. jcdaniels's Avatar
    it seems that you dont understand apples motto of " makings things easier " " making our lives easier "
    " SIMPLICITY "
    My fellow apple enthusiast the number four comes after five and the last iphone had a four in its name. it doesn't get simplier than that
    Last time I checked the number 5 came after 4! Haha

    But seriously people who think 3G was a number and not the Radio it ran on are the ones who are wrong. Steve would've called it 6.

    Mama call him Cassius , I'mma call him Cassius....haha
    09-17-2012 11:41 PM
  4. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    it seems that you dont understand apples motto of " makings things easier " " making our lives easier "
    " SIMPLICITY "
    My fellow apple enthusiast the number four comes after five and the last iphone had a four in its name. it doesn't get simplier than that
    Which is saying much about what YOU don't understand...
    09-17-2012 11:46 PM
  5. sk8er_tor's Avatar
    Lack of NFC should bother you. A new connector should bother you. Non removable battery. No SD card, and so on. But it's thinner.... That's so magical.

    The name should be the least of your worries.
    Last edited by sk8er_tor; 09-17-2012 at 11:59 PM.
    09-17-2012 11:56 PM
  6. circlez's Avatar
    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!!!
    I figured that they would have simply called it "the new iPhone".
    09-18-2012 12:02 AM
  7. j_benj's Avatar
    If you want to have a more logical debate about the naming and what it should be called besides iPhone 5, I submit this :

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

    They named the iPhone2 after the 3G upgrade, why not name this one iPhone LTE?

    Disclaimer : I'm totally fine with the iPhone5 name. Just posting this as a rebuttal idea for an alternate name that would make more sense than iPhone6 skipping over 5.
    09-18-2012 03:43 AM
  8. bobthedino's Avatar
    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 was surprised by this, so I went and checked. Jobs said "today we're introducing iPhone 4, the fourth generation iPhone". I don't think this means that it's called the iPhone 4 just because it's the fourth generation, I think it's just a happy coincidence. I think the main reason it's called iPhone 4 is that it came after the iPhone 3GS, and they wanted to emphasise that it was a completely new phone, and 4 happens to be the next number up from 3. And I think the iPhone 5 is the same, 5 is the next number up from the 4 in the name of the iPhone 4S.
    09-18-2012 04:20 AM
  9. TiffyBeBadd's Avatar
    Well we can look forward to the 5S arounf thsi time next year... its in sync with the number prior. I dont get why calling it the 5 is weird. Had they went to 6 people would be asking what happened to 5. Apple knows what they are doing for the most part....
    09-18-2012 07:57 AM
  10. ShesMixed's Avatar
    I don't understand why grown people lose sleep over the name of a new device BUT .. maybe it's just me. Almost everyone calls the new iPad the iPad 3 because it's very confusing for regular people I guess that's the reason why apple called it the 5, i'm glad they did ..
    09-18-2012 08:46 AM
  11. kch50428's Avatar
    Still flabbergasted this thread is still going, and some people are so bent about the topic.

    Get Over It.
    DaPhoneking likes this.
    09-18-2012 08:53 AM
  12. nate8it's Avatar
    I understand that what they call it is not a big deal. What I think is funny is that before it was announced, in every article I read where it was referred to as iphone 5 (the logical next step for most, including rumor publishers), some ppl (Im guessing the thread author included) would comment about how they didnt understand why people kept calling it iphone 5! They swore that there was no way in hell Apple would ever call it that. Level headed people said who cares, no one knows, just wait and see. But they were so insistent upon it being called any thing but...... what it is..... the iPhone 5. That is why he is still crying. and I am chuckling.
    09-18-2012 09:10 AM
  13. Sandman619's Avatar
    It's just a name. It was too cumbersome for Apple to go by generation, since it's not always obvious. So the number is just to differentiate from the previous models. Apple will not be dropping the number scheme on the iPhone, because they need to differentiate the 3 models currently on sale. Otherwise, customers would get confused as to why 1 iPhone is free, another at a discount & the 3rd is full price

    Cheers !
    09-18-2012 09:18 AM
  14. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    Still flabbergasted this thread is still going, and some people are so bent about the topic.

    Get Over It.
    Until the phone is in people's hands, threads like this are inevitable. What else can people talk about?
    09-18-2012 09:21 AM
  15. kayno's Avatar
    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.
    lol.. I understand where he's coming from. I also think its stupid that it was called the 5. I was so convinced it would be called the 6. But what I believe is Apple realized the value consumers put on the number cause apparently people don't realize the name is just a name and doesn't add anything to the device. Just like with the 4S, The 4S was the iPhone 5, the 5th Gen iPhone but consumers felt that since it wasn't called the iPhone 5 it was the iPhone 4.5. So apple paid attention this time, they saw that consumers, blogs, news outlets were all screaming for an iPhone 5 so they said, you know what? lets give them what they want, and they did. I personally think they should have gone with 6. but its all a marketing game and it worked. 2 million preorders in the first day later........
    09-18-2012 09:47 AM
  16. Eddieh33's Avatar
    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!!!
    Hey! Once and for all let me explain this to you...the 3GS and the 4S are NOT GENERATIONAL DEVICES!!! They are just step up of original designs! the Iphone 1 is generation 2, the 3G is generation 3, the 4 is generation 4. Heck THIS should be the Iphone 4 BUT They started the Iphone with Generation 2 BECAUSE the Motorola ROKR is actually considered generation 1 so now you understand why they called it the Iphone 5!
    09-18-2012 10:18 AM
  17. ItnStln's Avatar
    I was actually expecting it to be called "The New iPhone," or the "iPhone LTE."
    09-18-2012 10:53 AM
  18. s.davis9's Avatar
    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!!!
    The thing is that Apple was never really concerned with naming its product based on the version that is currently available, in regards to any of their products. if that were the case then the iPhone 3g would have been dubbed the iPhone 2 and the 4s would have been dubbed the 5. Similarly, their new iPad would have been the "3" and the mac os X or mac os 10 would have been well into its teens by now. Apple is more concerned with what the hell sounds cool to them, and hopefully it sounds cool to the public. Apple has been able to leap to the head of the tech world because they are nto held back by what seems logical... they are driven by innovation, creativity and all the other words that help to explain my point.
    09-18-2012 12:31 PM
  19. CORYK333's Avatar
    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.
    Wow, really dude?? I know you are but what am I type 'ish.....smh
    09-18-2012 03:06 PM
  20. Trenchfoote#IM's Avatar
    I'm confused, most everyone here is focused on why it shouldn't be called the iPhone 6. Yet, no one as asked where the official iPhone 2 is! I want the iPhone 2!
    09-18-2012 07:44 PM
  21. ItnStln's Avatar
    I'm confused, most everyone here is focused on why it shouldn't be called the iPhone 6. Yet, no one as asked where the official iPhone 2 is! I want the iPhone 2!
    Or the iPhone 3 for that matter.
    09-19-2012 07:45 AM
  22. halhiker's Avatar
    Everyone knows the 4s was a half-assed effort so 5 is the real update. I'm just happy they didn't call the new iPod the 4s.
    09-20-2012 01:13 AM
  23. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    Ah well it doesn't really matter, as in 24-some hours you will all be calling it "your" iPhone...
    Fokas914 and DaPhoneking like this.
    09-20-2012 02:58 AM
  24. metrion's Avatar
    The actual name of the product is independent of the generation number. We already knew that.
    09-27-2012 07:44 AM
  25. DaPhoneking's Avatar
    Did anyone see the last episode of weeds with the holographic iPhones ?
    I did. Pretty cool.
    09-27-2012 09:02 AM
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