Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
My Phil Schiller reaction image aside, let's go over my reasoning again.
"iPhone 5". What about the next iPhone would make ANYONE ON THE PLANET think it's going to be "5"?
Is it the 5th model? No, it's the 6th model.
Will it have an A5 chip? No, it will have an A6 chip.
Will it run iOS 5? No, it will run iOS 6.
Will it have 5G telephony? No, it will have 4G telephony.
So let's see, that's three points for "iPhone 6" and zero points for "iPhone 5".
I agree, but you are fighting a losing battle IMO because it all comes down to laziness
(both intellectual and physical), on the part of tech writers and that isn't going to change now is it?
For instance all these problems magically disappear if they merely refer to the phones as "5th generation" or "4th gen" etc. but it seems that they are just too damn lazy to type that.
It all started with the iPods which for years were referred to as "2G" for second generation, and "3G" for third etc., (because we are all so f*cking lazy that the extra letters are too hard to type or something). They then replicated this nomenclature for the iPhone, but when the second generation iPhone was named "iPhone 3G" they had a big problem. Right then, the rational people stopped using this idiotic shorthand (1G, 2G, 3G etc.), but the lazy tech bloggers persevered (because being confusing and stupid doesn't trump the extra typing apparently), and many referred to the 3G iPhone as the "2G" for a year or more and the 3Gs as the "3G."
Now, most have finally dropped the "G" but are still stuck on this idea that each year is a different number even though all the facts are against them.
It's all just laziness and stupidity. The very fact that it can be fixed so easily and with such little effort (by using the "generation" term), argues against it being a problem of understanding and rather one of pig-headed idiocy.