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New iPhone could indeed be called that, hints Best Buy Mobile stores case shipper

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New iPhone could indeed be called that, hints Best Buy Mobile stores case shipper
UPDATE: The Dutch T-Mobile also starts today's press release about its sixth generation iPhone launch coverage tomorrow with the title "The new iPhone is coming..."

Asked why the new iPad was called that, instead of something in the realm of iPad 3, as everyone was expecting, Apple's Phil Schiller answered "because we don't want to be predictable".

He might have been joking, of course, but we were sent a snapshot of a case shipper headed to Best Buy Mobile stores, which clearly indicates "Cases for The New iPhone" above the logo. Our tipster also mentioned the effective days were listed as 9/18-10/27 there.

If the shot is legit, it hints that Apple might be employing the same marketing scheme for the sixth generation iPhone name, as it did for the third generation iPad, and simply call its bread-and-butter device "The New iPhone". Now what will it call the 6th-gen next year, when the "even newer iPhone" is released, is anyone's guess.

Thanks for the tip!

New iPhone could indeed be called that, hints Best Buy Mobile stores case shipper

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posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:04 6

1. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


"New iPhone" or not, people will still call it the iPhone 5. The same way people call the new iPad the iPad 3.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:12 12

2. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'm going to keep calling it the iPhone 6.

Why?

Because I CAN COUNT, BI.TCHES.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:15 8

3. wendygarett (unregistered)


I call it
The sixth iPhone :)

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:30 5

5. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Touche. :P

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 04:33 4

9. rusticguy (Posts: 2813; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


666 phone ...

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 05:03 8

11. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3861; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


People who call it the iPhone 5 are silly

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 06:32 2

12. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Did you notice the number 5 in the reflection of the 12 on the invite card?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:28

4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 862; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I had a feeling the naming structure would go this way. I don't know how long ago I made the comment on here, but it has been a while. Although, for a lot of people, it was pretty obvious they would go that route.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:34 1

6. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


so predictable after releasing "the new iPad" the iDevices will might be base on "The New" family but basically its not new! just small improvements.. then there will be "the new iPod touch" "The New iPod shuffle" etc! and i already know that for months.. "the New iPhone" so predictable!

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 04:34 2

10. rusticguy (Posts: 2813; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Sony called it NXT Series... they call it NEW. Quite inspired by Sony as always :)

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:57 2

7. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Or maybe the last iPhone

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 03:57

8. Lakuta (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


the new iPhone.....want it......^^

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 07:49 1

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5367; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


=O I just won the internet :D

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 08:59 1

14. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Wow OK this wont add to the confusion or anything? So do they not think about the future? What's the next Gen idevices going to be called? "Even newer?

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 13:19

15. JunitoNH (Posts: 832; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Daniel- " the new iPhone indeed by called that....." or is it "be" called that.

posted on 11 Sep 2012, 22:10

16. phljcnth (Posts: 255; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I wonder what the 10th generation iPhone's name is. Maybe "The new new new new new iPhone".

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