It makes no sense at all to name the next iPhone “iPhone 5”:
By Louie Mantia.
I never understood why people have such a bad memory for this. There were no models called iPhone 1, iPhone 2, or iPhone 3. The iPhone 4 was the only model named for its generation number. And since the iPhone 4S was the real “iPhone 5”, it doesn’t make sense to use the “iPhone 5” name for the upcoming sixth-generation model.
I’m guessing, like the third-generation iPad, that the next iPhone will simply be called “iPhone” in marketing and “iPhone (6th generation)” in technical and support documents.