There is no iPhone 5.
Hold on, don’t sell your Apple shares yet.
There will be a new iPhone to follow the iPhone 4 and it will be released in June, or in October, depending on which rumour is true.
But one thing is almost certain – it will not be called the iPhone 5.
Although most news articles and blogs are calling it the iPhone 5, in tune with the numbering series Apple has followed so far, it could break the pattern this time.
The precedent has been set with the launch of the new iPad, not the iPad 3, just the ‘new iPad’. Just before the March launch of the new iPad it was widely expected that Apple call it the iPad 3.
Some even termed it the iPad HD, but Apple has officially called it ‘the New iPad’.
The first iPhone had the EDGE technology and a 2 megapixel camera.
With the second model came the 3G wireless technology. the third model with its 3 MP camera and a faster processor was called the iPhone 3S.
The iPhone 4 was the fourth model that the company released and came with an impressive 5MP camera along with an additional front facing camera and the retina display.
The fifth model although widely expected to be called iPhone 5 was named as iPhone 4S and had an impressive 8 MP camera along with SIRI.
So what will Apple call its next phone?
The obvious choice would be iPhone 5 as a continuation of the numbering system.
Apple could also simply decide to bypass the number 5 and call it iPhone 6 since the next model will be the sixth version of the iPhone.
The next model would include the 4G technology and why not call it the iPhone 4G, or, as with the iPad, Apple is likely to completely do away with the numbering system and simply call it ‘the New iPhone’.
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