Originally Posted by Marvin
the next one was a complete redesign with a retina display so what you would refer to as a different generation - different tooling - so iPhone 4
No. This isn't an explanation. This is worming around an explanation nebulously, coming to a vague mish-mash of stuff and then writing the actual name next to it.
I want your REAL explanation for why the 4th generation iPhone with an A4 chip running iOS 4 was called the 'iPhone 4'.
Everything else about your naming stuff? Absolutely correct.
To get to the next one, you only have to follow the same sequenceÂ
Exactly. So six. Next step?
Âfind out what features will differentiate the next iPhone from the 4S.
The A6 chip, iOS 6, and it being the 6th generation of device. Okay, got that. Now what?
I think it will be a generation jumpÂ
Okay, we're getting there, we're getting thereÂ almost thereÂ now we culminate in the piÃ¨ce de rÃ©sistanceÂ
Âso both 5 and 6 qualifyÂ
Explain to me how "5" qualifies for the 6th generation iPhone. Explain.
You're honestly telling me that an average consumer wouldn't be confused if the number jumped from 4 to 6?
That's exactly what I'm saying. Since it didn't happen when they went from iPhone to iPhone 3G, I have 100% historic proof to back what I'm saying.
I don't think so because 4G is a decrement of 4S.
To increment, you have to append to the defining features of the 4S:
4S + 4G = 4GS
Note that I didn't read your post before hitting reply. I'm reading it as I go along so that my reactions can be as immediate and pure as possible.
And that was my reaction to reading that.
The iPhone 5 is anti-Apple now?
Oh, you missed my reference. I was referring to the people who claim the iPhone 4S isn't a new phone because the case looks the same. Or how the 3GS wasn't a new phone because the case looked the same. To think 'iPhone 5' for the 6th iPhone, you'd have to believe that about one of those devices, and since only anti-Apple folk actually spew that nonsense, I brought it back around.
Ok, it's not the 5th phone (just the 5th revision of the original)
Because, as we all know, people start counting at two and not one.
What other blatantly wrong reasons will people come up with? We now have "5th revision of the original design" as an explanation for the name, but when the rational of us try to rebut that "logic" by saying that the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 4 because it's the 4th case design, they laugh it off as being nonsensical.
What's next, in three more years we'll have the iPhone 4 released again because it's the 4th time we've changed cellular telephony generations (2G, 3G, 4G, and then 5G). Oh, no, I'm sorry, excuse me, the 8th iPhone will be called the iPhone 3, because it will have been the "3rd revision of the original cellular telephony".
Âin the group of other phones, it would look like there's a gap.
Gap, gapÂ HmmÂ Oh, speaking of which:
If you put 6 at the end instead while the 4S and 4, possibly even 3GS are on saleÂ
So, what, Apple's going to be paying people to take the 3GS off their hands? There's no way a FOUR year old phone (that won't be able to run iOS 6, I might add) will still be sold.
when buyers look at the numbers, they will see a gap between the 4S and 6 because they're not going to remember that there has been 6 models.
Never seemed to bother iPhone 3G buyers.
"But they weren't sold at the same timeÂ"
IT ADDED A THREE. You can't selectively use that as your argument.
I'm personally waiting for the XBox 361.
Now you're just mocking me.