The "new" iPhone to be called the iPhone 5 after all

Keeping this short and brief, a search of the “iPhone 5” on Apple’s site will lead users to actual results, meaning that the “new” iPhone will in-fact be called the iPhone 5. At this moment, we’ll have to go with that source until Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement later today.


It doesn’t make sense as to why Apple would call it the iPhone 5, especially after the “new” iPad wasn’t given a number for its revision. Theoretically, the iPhone 5 is Apple’s seventh revision of the traditional iPhone and Apple made it clear earlier this year that it was to drop numbers to promote new products, with the word “new” being a prefix for its future device names. We’ll have to wait a few hours and see exactly what Apple has planned for its new iPhone unveiling.

Source: 9to5Mac

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Apple only started using numbers when numbers became cool... now that they are so mainstream apple can't be mainstream. except in 6 months when the iphone 5s comes out, calling it the new s iphone makes even less sense than iphone 5.1 or iphone 5s. I mean apple don't want its customers doing real research on the device they are selling. New means new, and not old - excecpt when it is.

They put "new" in front of the name to mislead the simple minded I to thinking they are getting a new device. But in reality its pretty much the same device with some new additions or cosmetic changes. In 6 years Apple basically has made 2 phone models. Yet every year the fool keep standing in line. apple is the new RIM. No innovation, no new devices, no invention, no new style. Just the same crap with updates specs and a few software tweaks in the UI.

Thank God for Android. Devices on repeat within one year not past a year. More ui improve me ts, more innovation, more style, more choice, more carriers, more colors, more sizes, more speed, more features and so much more. Yet the cost in most cases is so much less.

Typed on my Galaxy SIII. 20M+ sold in 100 days and still going strong even with the pending iPhone release. Verzion states, the Droid Razr Maxx was outselling the iPhone 4S as the clones wait for their new crappy device wih one extra row of icons, same old colors, same old branding...same ole Apple. Apple fans really are....(insert your choice of words)

Binary said,
Android really has innovated! My God you're right!

They innovated on Ugly/Cheap/Sluggish crap.

I bet my GS3 is faster than your 4S and I don't even have the quad core model. In fact speed tests show my device boots up 10 secs faster, Samsung hives the native hardware beautiful is features. Example? The GS3 and the 4S have the same camera, yet I can. Choose resolution size, I can take 8 shots in the time it takes you to do 3, I have panoramic, and for stubborn people who hate to smaike, it automatically snaps the pic when a smile is detected. Where both phone are equal, namely 199.99 on contract for 16GB, or $650 retail I get far more caps ikity, my phone is. Certainly faster, bigger and so much more. You keep on believing what you hear. Try owning a device before you speak about it. Speaking of what you obviouskybdont know makes you look stupid.

If you are like me, this is the 6th iteration of the iPhone but it can be iPhone 5 without being illogical. Case in point: web browsers. We're on IE 10 now but how many actual releases has there been? 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0., 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10 (assuming I didn't miss any, that's 11). It's fine to be called iPhone 5.

seebaran said,
If you are like me, this is the 6th iteration of the iPhone but it can be iPhone 5 without being illogical. Case in point: web browsers. We're on IE 10 now but how many actual releases has there been? 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0., 5.5, 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10 (assuming I didn't miss any, that's 11). It's fine to be called iPhone 5.

I believe there was a 1.5.

And a version for just Mac. Was 3.5 or 4.5 I think.

So the iPhone 5S is actually going to be the phone to get, not this already obsolete version they're releasing today.

Also, I'm really sad because I think Apple invented the color black, therefore I'm going to get sued because of my furniture, car, and my cat. I'm so in debt.

VoX said,
So the iPhone 5S is actually going to be the phone to get, not this already obsolete version they're releasing today.

Also, I'm really sad because I think Apple invented the color black, therefore I'm going to get sued because of my furniture, car, and my cat. I'm so in debt.

Obsolete? There are still 2G networks online and usable and you are claiming a 4G device is obsolete...makes sense.

VoX said,

Also, I'm really sad because I think Apple invented the color black, therefore I'm going to get sued because of my furniture, car, and my cat. I'm so in debt.

This is getting old

Does anyone think that the multiple colours thing will apply to the iPhone handsets as well? I couldn't help but notice the multicoloured banner with the Apple logo outside the Moscone Centre (or wherever it is they're launching it).

Chicane-UK said,
Does anyone think that the multiple colours thing will apply to the iPhone handsets as well? I couldn't help but notice the multicoloured banner with the Apple logo outside the Moscone Centre (or wherever it is they're launching it).

I thought it might, too, especially now Nokia have different coloured handsets, and Apple might need to compete with them.

Chicane-UK said,
Does anyone think that the multiple colours thing will apply to the iPhone handsets as well? I couldn't help but notice the multicoloured banner with the Apple logo outside the Moscone Centre (or wherever it is they're launching it).
Maybe. Of course new colors would mean all kinds of delays... remember the white paint issue they had a while back.

Chicane-UK said,
Does anyone think that the multiple colours thing will apply to the iPhone handsets as well? I couldn't help but notice the multicoloured banner with the Apple logo outside the Moscone Centre (or wherever it is they're launching it).

That banner was just stretched icons, signifying the larger screen.

Seriously, Apple has no idea what they are naming anything anymore. The 3rd iPad is the new iPad, the 6th iPhone is the iPhone 5....

siah1214 said,
Seriously, Apple has no idea what they are naming anything anymore. The 3rd iPad is the new iPad, the 6th iPhone is the iPhone 5....

The 4S was simply a revision. Not an entire new release.

Oh btw, stop whining about this, it's not a big deal right?

siah1214 said,
Seriously, Apple has no idea what they are naming anything anymore. The 3rd iPad is the new iPad, the 6th iPhone is the iPhone 5....

Yea, they seem to have switched naming convention in the middle, or well established one. The fourth version was 4, and then we had what was basically a revision with an S added, that must be they way they are thinking but that can't be applied to the ones before 4 since they were revision like updates...

Best theory I've seen now for the iPad is that they ditched the number to add the rumoured mini.

I honestly wished they would have removed the number from the phone too though, it just makes sense to number by generation as we've done with the iPods and now iPad or by years as is commonly done with any Mac.

siah1214 said,
Seriously, Apple has no idea what they are naming anything anymore. The 3rd iPad is the new iPad, the 6th iPhone is the iPhone 5....

You should know Apple's naming schemes. Every other iPhone is a major release, and ever other iPhone is a revision to that major release.

I see it this way.. If it's a major release, they'll go up the next number.

Would you really call the 3GS an iPhone 4? Would you really call the iPhone 4S an iPhone 5? So, I don't agree with you in that "Apple has no idea"... It actually seems pretty logical to me.

siah1214 said,
Seriously, Apple has no idea what they are naming anything anymore. The 3rd iPad is the new iPad, the 6th iPhone is the iPhone 5....

If you download the iOS 5.1.1 image for an iPhone 4S directly from Apple it actually has iPhone 4.1 in the name of the file - the S is denoting a point release essentially.

Jarrichvdv said,

The 4S was simply a revision. Not an entire new release.

Oh btw, stop whining about this, it's not a big deal right?


the way i see it the Ip5 is just another "revision" too

Jarrichvdv said,

The 4S was simply a revision. Not an entire new release.

Oh btw, stop whining about this, it's not a big deal right?

I don't know. Apple fans seemed to think it was the best new thing since any new thing has or will ever come into existence. Dump $500 on a revision: Apple logic

Jarrichvdv said,

The 4S was simply a revision. Not an entire new release.

Oh btw, stop whining about this, it's not a big deal right?


If that's the case, the same could be said for the 3Gs. Which would make this the iPhone 4 - How does that make any sense?

Jarrichvdv said,

The 4S was simply a revision. Not an entire new release.

Oh btw, stop whining about this, it's not a big deal right?

With that logic the iPhone 4 should be the iPhone 3 cuz the iPhone 3GS was the 3rd iPhone, but must've only been a revision...

Jarrichvdv said,

The 4S was simply a revision. Not an entire new release.

Oh btw, stop whining about this, it's not a big deal right?

So why is this not the iPhone 4? After-all the 3GS was just a revision too.

siah1214 said,
Seriously, Apple has no idea what they are naming anything anymore. The 3rd iPad is the new iPad, the 6th iPhone is the iPhone 5....

I'm not sure what the point of your post is. If it is for everyone to go "Yah guys! Appel is sooo stupeeed!" then you have failed miserably.

Pharos said,
Would you really call the 3GS an iPhone 4?

Why would anybody call the 3GS the iPhone 4? The 3GS (iPhone 3) was the successor to the 3G (iPhone 2). Just cause the 3G had a 3 in the name, doesn't make it the third iPhone, it was the second. 3G referred to the network technology included in the phone, not the version of the phone,

So if we're buying the "they dont increment the number for minor phone releases" defense, then the iPhone 4 should've actually been the iPhone 3 because we're not counting the 3GS, so it was the third major iPhone release. But it wasn't, because it was named correctly (in my eyes) as the 4th iPhone... this would make the 4S the 5, and tne 5 the 6. Confused yet?