Originally Posted by antkm1
…but I don't think anyone will ever get this.
Yep, but not for the reason you're thinking, though.
The iPhone 3G was actually the 2nd gen iPhone. But i think subconsciously people see that as the next in the series before the 4 and 4s and after the first gen. Even though there were 2versions of the 3g iphone.
I don't get why we didn't have people screaming that what would become the iPhone 3GS would be the "iPhone 4". Because that's exactly what they did last year. And then when they were proven wrong, apparently they looked at the past, saw two 3s and then a 4 and assumed that "two 4s make a 5".
However, the 4was actually the 4th gen device,
The iPhone 4 reports as "iPhone 3,1" internally. But absolutely, it's the 4th generation (released) device.
BUT, I don't think it will be called 5 because even by design evolutionary logic, 5 still doesn't make any sense. First because it doesn't infer the generation of the device and secondly it doesnt infer anything about specific features of the device ( much like the 3G and 4 did). So 5 doesn't seem likely by any logical POV. Since they probably don't want to call it iPhone 4G or LTE, due to current allegations against that claim, it would most likely be called iPhone 6 should it have a suffix at all.
The worst was when (before we knew it would be the A5X) you could ask someone "Why would the 6th generation iPhone, the one with an A6 processor and which will run iOS 6, be called the 'iPhone 5'?" and have them come back and tell you "It's the iPhone 5; you're wrong."
Regardless of all this...I think the argument is dead.
NOT AS LONG AS THE STUPID MEDIA CONTINUES TO TYPE "IPHONE 5", IT'S NOT. 😡🌋📱💢🔥💩👺
I can't wait for the stories in the evening of announcement day in October when every website is posting how "shocked" they are that it's not called "iPhone 5" and how Apple "blew us all away" by calling it "iPhone".
Edit: WOO, emoji! We should just add emoji support and throw away our emoticons entirely. Emoji are FAR better done, there are a great many more of them, and they actually work.
Though I think the iPhone shows up as a "generic cell phone" on non-Apple devices.