Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Completely and utterly disagreed. We can't say squat about what's actually being announced, much less what's in just the 6th iPhone.
I don't know why I'm bothering because I know you have this pathological thing about never admitting being wrong, but ...
You have to admit we know far far more this time than ever before. We know the products being announced, we know their names, we know something about the marketing of each, we know what colours, we know the brand names, we know what sizes (iPods).
We know what the software (iOS 6) looks like and pretty much all of it's features. When it comes to the next iPhone, we know what the outside looks like, we know what the inside looks like, we know each individual part, (excepting perhaps the camera), we know what chips, we know what processes were used to make them, we know what all the cables look like, we know how much they are going to cost and when they will be available.
All in a year when the CEO of the company *publicly* announced that security was going to be "doubled down."
This is why I hold out hope that Apple is just fooling with us about the leaks and about "iPhone 5." The biggest single point of evidence for that hope (IMO of course) is not the fact that it "should" be called iPhone 6, but the fact that if they *aren't* fooling with us, then they are complete idiots at keeping anything secret since Steve Jobs left.
IMO Apple is looking like a bunch of amateur doofuses this year, and I cling to the hope that they are actually playing a sort of meta game with us, primarily because I just can't face the reality of this crap if they aren't.
Caving to public opinion (the opinion of idiots mind you), over the iPhone 5 name (if indeed that's what they have called it), is a horrible, horrible precedent. it's just plain sad that they would do this kind of crap.