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Report: Apple might not call any of its new smartphones coming this year, the iPhone 6

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Report: Apple might not call any of its new smartphones coming this year, the iPhone 6
There might not be an Apple iPhone 6. Before you start jumping up and down, screaming at your spouse and kicking the dog, we are not saying that Apple won't be producing a new handset that will be unwrapped on September 9th. No, what we are saying is that the new phone might not be given the name of iPhone 6.

You might recall that just the other day, we passed along the news that the Thailand government had certified the next iPhone for sale in the country. Thailand's National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission had approved two versions of the next iteration of Apple's smartphone. The pair were given identifying numbers of A1586 and A1524.

According to published reports, commission secretary Takorn Tantasith was read the riot act by Apple suits, complaining that too much information about the new iPhone was released by the Thai agency. Tantasith was apparently told by Apple executives that it might not even call either new device by the name "iPhone 6".

Earlier rumors had Apple using the name the Apple iPhone Air for the smaller-screened of two models it is rumored to release this year. A few months after that, the iPhone Air name was rumored to be used for the phablet sized version of the iPhone. It is possible that Apple could call both models the iPhone Air, using slight variations of the title, like adding an "X" for the phablet. Design cues could be taken from the Apple iPad Air, including a thin footprint. Earlier this year, there was speculation that Apple was having a problem finding a vendor to sell it super thin batteries that it needed for its new 5.5 inch model. Apple eventually found a source.

source: MacRumors via NYPost

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posted on 15 Aug 2014, 01:47 4

1. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)

iPhone 6S, 6M, 6L, 6XL, 6XXL.

Ssshhh. It's top secret.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 01:54 2

3. TouchWiZSucks (Posts: 53; Member since: 12 May 2014)

iPhone Air for 4.7 inch and iPhone Pro for 5.5 inch Models is highly Probable

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 01:57

6. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

This is what I'm thinking too, more than likely

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 02:01

8. MacWiNux (Posts: 125; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

or possible that the 4.7 is iphone mini while the 5.5 air or pro lol

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 02:09 1

9. hurrycanger (Posts: 1624; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

I don't think it would be called Mini. It's a lot bigger than the iPhone 5s anyway. And mini can't sound cool anymore after all the Mini versions out there which aren't worth their high price.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 02:11 4

10. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

iPhone One.... To keep up with the current trend.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 07:02

22. tedkord (Posts: 13776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

That would be fitting.

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 04:53

19. promise7 (Posts: 891; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)

Maybe call them "Pro" and "Air" like they do w/ their laptops? I think the iPhone 6 Pro & iPhone 6 Air have a nice ring to it. Or can just do away with the number completey, iPhone Pro & iPhone Air. The thinner one IMO should be the "Air."

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 10:58

27. CreeDiddy (Posts: 956; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

Apple is heading into a new era with their products thus breaking away from the traditional naming.

iPhone Air and iPhone Air X are fitting....

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