Apple yesterday announced an important development in their product (and therefore) customer lifecycle. The iphone 4S.
Everyone was expecting an iphone 5. The Daily Mail issued a tweet referencing iphone 5 (which was widely abused on twitter - stupid Daily Mail - they said).
But, is the iphone 4S actually an iphone 5 or are Apple doing the old trick usually used by car manufactures with the special editions versions (usually in the last year of a specific chassis).
Here is the iphone history as I see it.
iphone 1 - actually iphone 3G
iphone 2 - actually iphone 3GS
iphone 3 - actually iphone 4
iphone 4 - actually iphone 4S
No idea why iphone started from model 3 - perhaps down to it’s ipod touch roots? Anyway, based on the above the iphone 5 should have been an iphone 4 in the first place, and the iphone 5 will actually be an iphone 5 (hooray!). So I am glad I have cleared that up. See you in the queue at the Apple store (the home of people that say - yeah yeah cool)