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So which is it? Was the iPhone 4 the fourth iPhone or not?
I edited my post. You were right, it is the 4th. But 3G is the second. It's not called a "2". The 4s is the 5th...but it's not called a 5. My whole point. The next one will be called a 5 even tho its technically the sixth phone.
 

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The 3G was the second, do why didn't they call it 2g? I know why...let's see if you do. The 3GS was the 3rd and the 4 was the 4th. 4s is number 5....but they didn't call it 5. Hmmmmm
They didn't call it the 2G, they called it "iPhone." That's it, just iPhone. iPhone users started calling it the 2G after the 3G came out because we needed to differentiate it somehow. 2G and 3G are network names, not model names. The iPhone 4 was the first iPhone to be named after a model number. If they do decide to go with a model name, they should call it the iPhone 6 - because it will be the sixth iPhone.
 
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I edited my post. You were right, it is the 4th. But 3GS is the second. It's not called a "2". The 4s is the 5th...but it's not called a 5. My whole point. The next one will be called a 5 even tho its technically the sixth phone.
3GS was 2, huh?

Get your facts straight before you start making assertions.
 

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I edited my post. You were right, it is the 4th. But 3GS is the second. It's not called a "2". The 4s is the 5th...but it's not called a 5. My whole point. The next one will be called a 5 even tho its technically the sixth phone.
The 3GS was the third iPhone.
 

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The bottom line is you 5'ers just like how 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 sounds. There is no evidence to suggest that the next iPhone will be "5". There is, however, evidence to show that Apple might call the next iPhone "6", because they have (albeit only once) named an iPhone after its iteration. And next years' iPhone iteration will be 6.

I'd bet the next iPhone would be "LTE" before "5", but even that seems unlikely to me.
 
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Not really. It's like telling your kid it's his fifth birthday when it's actually his sixth birthday.
Not really a great example if you actually take a moment to think about it. Hint, his/her first birthday is different from his/her first year birthday.

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Like I said, iPhone 5 makes no sense anymore, since the 4S is the 5th iteration. I predict either an iPhone LTE, or an iPhone 6. Of course if Microsoft owned the rights to iPhone, it would definitely be called iPhone 5, because look at their latest Windows version; Windows version 6.1 was dubiously named Windows 7.
 

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Not really a great example if you actually take a moment to think about it. Hint, his/her first birthday is different from his/her first year birthday.

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exactly. I'm not really wanting to argue this (or maybe I do?lol) but I have no doubt whatsoever that the next phone will be ip5.
 
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Does any of this even matter? What if there isn't another iPhone? What if the world ends on December 21st this year and the Mayans were just off by a year?
 

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Uh, the iPhone 4 was the 4th iPhone. iPhone, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S.

I'm sure the next iPhone will be the iPhone 5 just because it is the next version step if they continue to use numbers. I don't think Apple would use "LTE" as a name, it just doesn't sound clean enough.

I think the iPhone name may be dropped all together at some point, but in the next gen iPhone? Probably not.
Drop the iPhone branding? Yeah.. ok.
 

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Like I said, iPhone 5 makes no sense anymore, since the 4S is the 5th iteration. I predict either an iPhone LTE, or an iPhone 6. Of course if Microsoft owned the rights to iPhone, it would definitely be called iPhone 5, because look at their latest Windows version; Windows version 6.1 was dubiously named Windows 7.
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