Kyle Stewart’ Opinion on why Apple won’t call the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5.
iPhone. iPhone 3G. iPhone 3GS. iPhone 4. iPhone 4S.
You can’t look too far around a tech site without finding something about the upcoming iPhone 5, which is expected to come out in October 2012.
But… I’m going to tell you why the iPhone 5, won’t be called the iPhone 5.
It all goes back to the 2nd Generation iPhone, which was called the iPhone 3G. It was called this because it was the first iPhone to be on 3G networks. The original iPhone was on 2G networks.
Now, the newest network is 4G LTE. And all of the rumors pint towards the fact that the next iPhone will support 4G LTE.
I think you see where I’m going with this.
But then, it all goes back to marketing.
Why, would you call the next big iPhone, the iPhone 4G LTE. For one, you just released the iPhone 4S, now jumping backwards in the alphabet to the iPhone 4G LTE would just confuse the market. (Well, it might not confuse you, but think of the average person, buying a smart phone for the first or second time.)
So then it goes back to… let’s call out next iPhone, the iPhone 5.
But, that makes everything all weird. Once you start naming phones after their networks, you just can’t stop for no reason!
There is a back-up. Many, many people call 4G LTE, simply LTE. What if Apple decides to do the same?
The iPhone LTE?
Think about it… it actually makes sense!
Remember… you heard it here first.
-a KYLE STEWART article-