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

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!

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1. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

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

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm going to keep calling it the iPhone 6. Why? Because I CAN COUNT, BI.TCHES.

3. wendygarett unregistered

I call it The sixth iPhone :)

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Touche. :P

9. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

666 phone ...

11. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

People who call it the iPhone 5 are silly

12. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2340; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

6. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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!

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

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

7. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Or maybe the last iPhone

8. Lakuta

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

=O I just won the internet :D

14. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 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?

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

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

16. phljcnth

Posts: 553; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

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