Originally Posted by cycomiko
Of course they wouldnt. Apple only adds a tired, meaningless and boring moniker to the iphone4s when it connects to at&t network.
4s, like 3Gs (the one that started all this "s" crap when Steve was away for a sick leave) is by a lot of people's taste not very successful, and it could be considered also boring, but meaningless it's not since the s denotes a speed bump, but hd is indeed meaningless because it's been so overused (tired) that it's come to mean nothing.
HD unlike 3g points to added functionality but via a moniker that's tired, generic and overused. This is very un-apple. Also apple are promoting the new ipad based on its retina display, which is an innovation and a selling point that would be diluted by adopting the generic hd moniker that every dime a dozen electronics manufacturer has added to all sorts of rubbish. Why would apple who seeks to be both unique and minimal in their model names choose hd to emulate, say zune hd? I don't think it was ever even a consideration at apple.
I think they chose wisely to do away with 3,4, etc. 4s and 3gs because this numbering and letter adding business has not potential end in sight and it would only serve to cheapen the impact of the product. Best to refer to the current iphone or ipad and refer to the generation as an identifier.