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Have Apple shot themselves in the foot with their iPhone naming conventions?


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2013: iPhone 5S + iPhone 5C

2014: iPhone 6 + iPhone 6C? 5CS?

2015: iPhone 6S + iPhone 6CS? 6C?

The only other option is to only bring-out a C version every two years with the S version to replace the previous numbered version; i.e.:

2014: 6 + 5C

2015: 6S + 6C

2016: 7 + 6C

2017: 7S + 7C

Etc.

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My guess is as follows:

2014 - The 5s will go away and there will be a 6. The 5c will get a spec bump and remain a cheaper 2nd option.

2015 - The 6 will go away and there will be a 6s. The 6c will be the new cheaper 2nd option with likely minor spec bump.

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Names are not important but function and speed now you got something no matter what it is called.
Not crazy about the new Mac OS being called Mavericks but you can bet I will buy it do to function and speed.
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Instead of Mavericks they should call it Rifleman in honor of that old TV show with Chuck Conners with that MEAN look when the show first starts. That face made me scared as a kid!

OSX Rifleman!

Hey why not? Maverick was a Ford that had many issues!
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Instead of Mavericks they should call it Rifleman in honor of that old TV show with Chuck Conners with that MEAN look when the show first starts. That face made me scared as a kid!

OSX Rifleman!

Hey why not? Maverick was a Ford that had many issues!
Worse than Pinto?
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Hey why not? Maverick was a Ford that had many issues!
I don't know Dennis, they could have named it "Edsel" instead.
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OSSX stole my come back but yes Pinto! I would rather have an Edsel! Grin!
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To Ford's defense I would take a GT500 aka Shelby Cobra any day that is a nice muscle car then and especially now.
My second option the HEMI Cuda.
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To Ford's defense I would take a GT500 aka Shelby Cobra any day that is a nice muscle car then and especially now.
My second option the HEMI Cuda.
Off topic but will say I do not hate all fords, just that Pinto really for that defect it had. Felt the Maverick was not best either. GT500 Shelby Cobra was a Monster!

Anyway back to the iPhone Names. I really do not have issues with 3g, 3Gs, 4, 4s ect as names for their phones.
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At least the big number ie: 3,4,5,6, gives us a good idea in what year the iPhone was released, and from there, i couldnt care less in how they call them, as long as there is a clear difference in the Model numbers/letters to differentiate from the actual iPhone Models.

Samsung are doing it with there flagship Phone S1, S2, S3, S4, and the S5 which will be 64bit so says the CEO 18hrs after Apple release the details on the 5s.
That made me laugh, but i bet they have no idea where they are going with the 64Bit, where Apple obviously does as this would of been in the pipeline for some time . . .

But to answer the OP's Thread title i say NO, they aren't shooting themselves in the foot what so ever, but i dont think we will see a iPhone 10

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I believe there will always be an iPhone as well as the C version. The C version will have internal parts from the last model in order to keep naming easy. So, next in line for the iPhones will be the iPhone 6(new internal parts) and iPhone 6C(internal parts from the current 5S). After that it will be iPhone 6S(new internal parts) and iPhone 6C(internal parts from the 6).

This seems very simple to me. Anything else just leads to more naming than needed. Not maintaing the C with internal parts from the previous generation is too foolish.

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