If it is called iPhone 5, then even Apple is wrong. Sorry, but that is simply pandering to the lowest common denominator and ruins the intelligent naming conventions iPhone carried in the past. Apple may name it iPhone 5 to avoid confusing idiots who don't understand the product line or its history, but there is no reason to call the 6th generation, 4th form factor iPhone an iPhone 5.
The name of the iphone does not imply its generation number. Whatever Apple decides to name the next iphone, it's solely their decision to make. Why do people insist on Apple being "wrong" when it's THEIR products and THEIR naming scheme? The iphone 4s was the 5th generation iphone, yet it wasn't named iphone 5. That alone should answer any uncertainty about whether or not the name of the phone is an indication of its generation number. The next iphone will be named whatever Apple chooses to name it, it's their choice. Not yours or mine. Everyone else who thinks the name represents the generation number are the ones who are "wrong."
Most consumers don't care about the product line's history or what name it's called. They just want the new iphone that "just came out."
If the form factor doesn't change, then it could've very well been named iphone 4gs. Whether or not the leaked photos/videos are real will be put to rest next week.
Edited by neosum - 9/4/12 at 4:23pm