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    Have Apple shot themselves in the foot with their iPhone naming conventions?
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    Question Have Apple shot themselves in the foot with their iPhone naming conventions?
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    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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    Oh trust me, Samsung will produce a chip that is technically "64-bit." You know they have TEAMS of people with microscopes autopsying the iPhone 5s right now.

    But their "64-bit" chip (at least the first version) will be poor. They currently have quad-core chips with twice the RAM of the iPhone 5 (not 5s, just plain old 5) and the 5 still beats them with dual-core and half the RAM.

    Anyway, as for Mavericks: Apple already 'splained this one, but let me 'splain it better:

    OS X is actually dead. 10.9 could have (should have) been called 11. They're keeping the brand name as long as possible, but Mavericks is (and they already said this) the building blocks of the NEXT decade of releases, all of which will be named after places in California.

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