iPhone 5 to follow iPad and be just â€˜Newâ€™
One does have to say that it came as a bit of surprise that Apple in their infinite wisdom decided to drop the number for the latest iPad and opt to simply go with the ‘New iPad’, as everyone expected Apple’s latest iOS slate to be called the Apple iPad 3, so what about when it comes to the next iPhone?
As you are no doubt aware, the tech world currently refers to the next iOS smartphone as the iPhone 5, simply because it stands to reason 5 follows 4, but with Apple dropping the succession number with the new iPad, perhaps the iPhone 5 will comes simply as the ‘New iPhone.”
So it would appear that the iPhone 5 might never actually surface as the iPhone 5, but rather simply the new iPhone, something that to me at least seems somewhat strange, as how does one actually differentiate between future iPhone models if they are all simply known as the new iPhone?
In the past that differentiation was simple, you either own a 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, but if Apple does deliver the ‘new iPhone” will all future iPhones simply be called “new iPhone” and if so when asked what version do you have, you’d have to reply…the new iPhone.
In future, if Apple does drop the 5 from the iPhone 5 and simply calls future handsets new iPhone it could become very confusing, so why not simply just stick with the naming of the iPhone as in the past with a suffix or opt to go with the iPhone 2012, iPhone 2013 and so on.
Do you think it would be strange and confusing in future if Apple does go ahead and just call the next iPhone…new iPhone? After all it would be like Samsung calling every Galaxy model simply the new Galaxy, no one would know which version was which, confusing or what?