Originally Posted by Marvin
It doesn't have to be a 3rd party standard. Apple can do something like making call reception higher by using other iPhones as repeaters. Instead of you sending data direct to a cell tower 1 mile away, you may only have to send data to the nearest iPhone half a mile away, which subsequently sends the data to the tower.
Would the carriers be happy with that? I certainly don't feel okay with other people hopping off of my iPhone.
Because it was a new design so had to have a major number revision…
Whoa, whoa, whoa, "had"? "Had"? According to whom? That's the shakiest argument yet.
If the next iPhone keeps the same design, there's no reason to call it either an iPhone 5 or 6.
I don't think there's a single rumor that says it will. And there's also no established name to give it if it keeps the same body a third time, but why am I even mentioning that? The iPhone 5 crowd doesn't care about established names.
Nope, I dismissed it because the number of phone it is doesn't determine the label as the iPhone 3G (2nd) and 4S (5th) would show.
SO WHAT ABOUT THE IPHONE FOUR. For the love of humanity, are you all purposely ignoring what I'm saying? This isn't 4chan. Rule 11 of the Internet doesn't apply here. You're all tiptoeing around the fact that I'm unequivocally RIGHT about why they named the iPhone 4 the iPhone 4. Why?!
Which point? I think there will be an A6 chip but that it won't influence the naming convention in any way.
Other than the iPhone 4 being partially named after its own chip, sure.
I don't see much reason for them to make an iOS 6 next year.
Other then them having released a new version of iOS every year prior, sure.
I can see where you're coming from with the iPhone 4 being the only single numbered phone that had an A4 running iOS 4 in a 4th version product and so a 6th version product running iOS 6 and an A6 chip would follow being the iPhone 6…
YES. THANK YOU.
…but I think it would have been called the iPhone 4 solely based on the design change…
It was the third redesign. So it should have been called the "iPhone 3" by that logic.
…to follow the numbering sequence after the 3GS.
WHAT numbering sequence?! You've already said that the "3G" in the name "isn't a number" and "can't be construed as a number" even though these people's argument is that "people assume that 'after 4S comes 5', despite that making ABSOLUTELY NO FREAKING SENSE WHATSOEVER, and THEN you go and contradict yourself by claiming that 3GS somehow is a 'numbering sequence'?! No.
According to half of what these people say, the iPhone 4 couldn't possibly have been called the iPhone 4. Following their logic, it should have been:
iPhone 3G -this isn't a numbering sequence, it's a telephony, that's why no iPhone 2 makes sense
iPhone 3GS -this is a numbering sequence, it has nothing to do with telephony
iPhone 3 -after the third redesign of the case, because that's all that matters
iPhone 4S -this is a numbering sequence, it has nothing to do with telephony
iPhone 5 -because 5 comes after 4, despite it being the 6th model and having nothing to do with 5G
iPhone 5S -because that's the only thing that could ever possibly make sense, given the past
iPhone 6 -because 6 comes after 5, despite this iPhone being the EIGHTH FREAKING MODEL.
That's what I'm reading when I combine all this nonsense together. STOP CONTRADICTING YOURSELVES.
It doesn't need to have anything with a 5 really. The last one is 4S so it follows that the 4S + 1 generation = 5. You either add a letter or a single digit to increment the generation.
I'm going to go to Schrödinger's grave, dig him up, revive him, and get him to slap every single one of the iPhone 5 crowd. Are you listening to yourselves?! 3G can't simultaneously stand for telephony and generation of device.
I think the major revision number will refer to the chipset.
So it should be iPhone 4G to you, not iPhone 5.
The 3GS made a big jump so new major revision number.
Other than the fact that 3G was already a "major revision """"""number"""""".
But you're right, it could be iPhone4,2 and since 4+2=6, I guess that means it has to be iPhone 6
I feel like I'm talking to the trolls here. I want to send PMs to everyone sane on this forum to have them come here and set people straight.
I'm not done. I'm just taking a break for now. You haven't won, I just feel it prudent to step away and scream at some squirrels. At least they don't count their nuts twice and pretend they have fewer than they do.