Is it the iPhone 6S or is it iPhone 7? What do we call it? The maker of the largest selling phones in the UK is silent, adding to the mystery surrounding the launch. Follow us on Twitter @DirectMobilesUK so you know as soon as we confirm the name!
What’s the difference?
The ‘S’ series has typically been about improvements on previous models, and they have also fared better in the market, so Apple might be leaning towards it. On the other hand, since the new iPhone brings a whole bunch of new features, it just may be tagged a new version in itself – the iPhone 7.
Look-wise, the iPhone is not expected to have a completely new design, though new colours “Rose Gold” and even Pink are being discussed. It’s more about what’s inside. Features such as ForceTouch along with updates to Siri, a better camera and faster processor can be expected, according to rumours that we picked up earlier.
History of ‘i’
Let’s have a little flashback, shall we? Ever since the first iMac came out, Apple has added the ‘i’ to its products. Steve Jobs apparently said the ‘i’ stands for many things – it’s the excitement of the internet and individuality, it’s personal, it’s also about inspiration and the power of information. Here’s where you can read more on the history behind the name.
Other New Names: “Aero” vs “Marshmallow”
Naming new products is not an easy game. Take HTC’s upcoming mobile for example – rumours say it will be called “Aero”. On the other hand, Google seems to have a knack for getting a reaction with its quirky Android name line up – HoneyComb, KitKat and now Marshmallow!
Have you come across any cool names of products or OSs recently? Tell us your favourite.