iPhone 5

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  1. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I probably would have gone with this too, but then they might run into problems with consumer confusion based off the fact AT&T is already trying to brand the iPhone 4S as an "LTE device."

    iPhone 6 doesn't make sense either in my mind and as I stated above, I have never advocated for this name.
     


  2. blairh

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    I need to read more.

    I'm pretty sure Apple ditched the numbers for the iPad because of the Mini. The iPhone doesn't have a Mini counterpart so they'll keep some sort of number/tagging.
     


  3. blairh

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    I wonder if Apple's problems with Australia/iPad LTE caused them to hit the breaks with the iPhone LTE branding. iPhone LTE makes a lot of sense to me. Perhaps Apple is going with a simple number like 5 because LTE right now isn't as widespread and used as 3G was in the summer of 2008 when the iPhone 3G was released.
     


  4. Jr Mouse

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    No, not really what I am saying here at all. Look at it like this, each of the iPhone's (after the original) names have meant something related to the device.

    1. iPhone 3G was called such because it had a 3G radio.
    2. iPhone 3GS was a spec bump and got the S.
    3. iPhone 4 was called such because it was the 4th iPhone to be released by Apple.
    4. iPhone 4S was a spec bump and got the S.

    Calling this new iPhone the "5" doesn't have any relation to the device's hardware specs or order in which it was released. Going by Apple's history, one would expect the name to mean something related to the device itself. This is why many, including myself, believed that "iPhone 5" was off the table.

    All this does not matter as it looks like I may well have been wrong based on the invite. It happens and I don't have a problem admitting such.
     
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  5. AriGold

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    I can follow what you are getting at here, although I do think that it would be a stretch from a marketing perspective, given that this is a consumer product.
     


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    Its going to be called The new iPhone, so you can all just shut the fuck up now.
     


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  8. Jr Mouse

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    Yeah, you both? Shut the fuck up, now. Thanks.
     


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    It's going to be called the iPhone 5. Look at how the shadow of the "12" in the invitation image create the number 5.

    Case closed.
     
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    This.
     


  11. gettoasty

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    So my ATT plan just came due and I can switch phones any time now.

    Anyone in the same situation and just waiting for the iPhone 5?
    FWIW it will be my first real smartphone so I am excited and anxious at the same time.
     


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    Wait.. people like you actually exist?! I thought everyone in Amurrca had a smartphone lol.

    In all seriousness, if your contract with AT&T is up, I'd highly recommend you switch to Verizon. Their 4G service is a lot faster and better suited to meet the outrageous demand for the new iPhone.

    As a data point, I used to be on AT&T for years with my iPhones, but I switched back in December to Verizon to get an Android (Galaxy Nexus) and the 4G speeds on V are outrageous.

    Unless you're on a family plan or something (at which point the cost effectiveness would actually nullify the tangible speed benefits of switching to Verizon), I'd highly recommend you hop on over and switch carriers.
     


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    Yeah I'm waiting, but I currently have the 4s.

    I have not kept a phone longer than 1 year since my senior year of high school.

    (I'm with Verizon, not that it matters)
     


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    Since my phone is always less than one year old I typically have the warranty department send me another phone and then I sell a used phone that does not have any cosmetic blemishes. I usually get more than what I paid.
     


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