Ridiculous

24 07 2018

iPhone rumors are exhausting, aren’t they?

Magazines which like to be seen as serious media talk about a ridiculous topic:

The names of the 2018 iPhone iterations.

Up until 2017, Apple’s naming pattern had been consistent: iPhone Number with a successor called iPhone Number + s.

  • 2007 iPhone
  • 2008 iPhone 3G
  • 2009 iPhone 3GS
  • 2010 iPhone 4
  • 2011 iPhone 4s
  • 2012 iPhone 5
  • 2013 iPhone 5s
  • 2014 iPhone 6
  • 2015 iPhone 6s
  • 2016 iPhone 7

But 2017 changed everything.
We got the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.

So, what are the names of the successors of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X?

Will it be iPhone 9 and iPhone X2? iPhone Edition, Pro, XI, Xs, or something else? I’m sure it will be a marketing decision as always.

Is it really worth to talk about the naming?

No, it’s not. It’s just for getting clicks.

So my conclusion is that authors like Gordon “Yawn” Kelly (repeating the same “surprising stuff” on Forbes over and over again from January until September) should get out of this business.

That all confirms the theory of the three constants in modern life: Death, Taxes, and iPhone Rumors.

Thanks for reading
and sorry for going ballistic, Gordon.


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