One of the things we like to pass around the office are our best ideas for names for the new iPhone 6. Like most people we’re pretty sure that Apple will ditching the iPhone 5 for iPhone 6. That much is fairly obvious from their past naming styles. But with iPhone 6 rumors swirling all over, and most rumors pointing to two different sizes of iPhone 6, what are they going to name these new models?
Apple’s Classic Naming Style – iPhone 6S
As one of the largest companies in the world Apple doesn’t like to rock the boat with their branding. They typically go with a letter after the number and they usually like to repeat ones they previously used. That means we’re most likely to be seeing cases for a new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S in the future. Apple has used the “S” twice before and with two models of new iPhones it could provide an easy way to tell them apart.
New World Apple – iPhone 6C
Always one to replay a successful act Apple may go for the same divide between the iPhone 6 devices that they used with the iPhone 5. Namely that means one of the devices, likely the smaller of the two rumored sizes, will be the iPhone 6C while the other device may be just the iPhone 6 or become the iPhone 6S. The C hasn’t been as great of a seller for Apple as they might have hoped so they may be trying to reclaim some lost magic from previous versions and skip the idea of the iPhone 6C entirely.
Crossover Appeal – iPhone Nano & iPhone Pro
Never thought you’d see the phrase iPhone Nano? What about iPhone 6 Nano? Well you just might! If you haven’t gotten the drift already we think Apple will reuse something they used before and that might be a naming convention from a previous device. The two most popular Apple devices that have had additional versioning in their name have been the iPod Nano and the Macbook Pro. There’s an outside shot Apple tries to tie in a little crossover naming appeal by going with the iPhone 6 Pro, the larger one, and the iPhone 6 Nano, the now “smaller” size of iPhone
There have been a lot of… unusual… rumors being throw about for some ideas for names so we though we’d get them out there. The most popular of the crazy ideas is the iPhone 6X or iPhone 6L. We’re definitely not 100% behind but we though we should throw it out there just because we all know Apple is known for being so eXtreme. Some of the other ones have been the iPhone Tiny, iPhone Giant, and the iPhone OS. We’re not convinced on any of those crazy ones but we’ll keep you posted when we know more
It is everyone’s favorite time of the year again: new iPhone rumor time! This year we’re definitely anticipating a new iPhone to hit the market and it will likely be called iPhone 6. Apple has no history of repeating previous versions with more identifiers, (like the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C) and most of the rumors seem to suggest that Apple will be releasing not only a ton of new upgrades but even two different versions of the iPhone 6.
Wait, Two iPhone 6s?
Will they be named iPhone 6S and iPhone 6C? We’re guessing so. But outside of naming what’s the current difference? In this case its mostly screen size. Bloomberg has reported this year that Apple is looking to develop a 4.7 inch screen and a 5.5 inch version. The 5.5 inch version, iPhone 6L or iPhone 6S, will be comparable in size to some of the Samsung models.
You can be sure as soon as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6C, or whatever they’re calling it is released Case Monkey will have the your iPhone 6 cases ready.
Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 6 Rumors Heating Up
The rumor mill around Apple’s new products follows the seasons: it starts to warm up now and starts getting really hot in the summer. As winter has thawed we are seeing reports an Apple iPhone 5S and an iPhone 6 are planned for later this year. How reliable are the rumors? Any iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 rumors will get better as the summer goes on. If past rumors are any indication we’ll likely be seeing a new iPhone later this year even if it is an iPhone 5S and not a full iPhone 6 release. With the iPhone’s brand recognition a yearly iterative release of a new model, full version or minor version, seems almost inevitable as it is guaranteed to generate sales and press.
Apple iPhone 5S
The iPhone 5S is currently rumored to have a new plastic casing instead of the aluminum casing it currently has. If it is anything like previous Apple plastic casing the iPhone 5S will likely need a protective case around it as the plastic maybe be lighter or more durable but also becomes noticeably scratched and worn over time. One advantage to Apple releasing an iPhone 5S as opposed to an iPhone 6 will be that an iPhone 5 case you have now will fit your a new iPhone 5S as previous “S” designs were simply enhanced versions of the previous model. As always with any Apple release there is no guarantee an iPhone 5S would have the same physical dimensions as the iPhone 5 but we’ll be on the lookout for any leaked iPhone 5S specs. While a June/July iPhone 5S release is rumored, and the leaks now fall in line with typical manufacturing lead times, it is still early in the rumor season and is too early to tell.
Apple iPhone 6
If Apple releases an iPhone 6 this year it could be big news. A radical change in the iPhone would definitely require a new case and rumors of an iPhone 6 have mostly been attached to rumors of the iPhone 5S. While we’d be excited to see a new iPhone 6 as a full model version increase usually heralds radical changes we’re not currently convinced the iPhone 6 rumors are as true as the iPhone 5S. Right now the smart money is on an iPhone 5S release this year but the fun money is hoping for a big release with an iPhone 6.
Apple iPhone 5S Cases and Apple iPhone 6 Cases
As always Case Monkey will let you design your own iPhone 5S case and design your own iPhone 6 case when they are released!