What will the new iPhone be called and when will it be available?

While we wait, I figured it would be fun to crowd-source the awesome mind-power of the TiPb Nation to see if we could predict what the 4th generation iPhone would be called and when exactly it would be available for purchase. So check out the polls after the break and let's see just how close we can get.

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Quentin says:

It will be called the "HiPhone" because of the front facing camera.

Liam N says:

IPhone 4G & June 18th.

AkAttAk says:

iPhone 3gHD
4g makes no sense w/o LTE or WiMAX on-board.

DJ Provoke says:

iPhone Pro/ June 28........

Juanlu says:

Pardon my English. I think they should go back to a simpler naming and iPhone is OK as is. Placing crazy add-ons right next to that überpowerful brand is naming hell. If you talk about iPhone you shall be doing it about its latest iteration, shouldn't you?

Spencer says:

Why not just call it iPhone? Very simple, no need to worry about branding. Keep it plain and simple.

Jkota says:

iPhone HD seems too obvious, and if it's not a 4g phone. I don't see them calling it iPhone 4g. I think it will be something we aren't expecting. Did anyone really see them calling it the 3GS last year? I haven't been this excited since well.... The iPad announcement.

GlennEU says:

Last year the release date was june 26th here in Belgium so it'll be around the same date.

Meow says:

Calling it iPhone 4G can be misleading as consumers may believe there is a "4G" data network that is faster than the current 3G/3.5G. iPhone HD or iPhone 4Gen would be more indicative of its generation.

Rudy says:

iPhone PRO, a week after it's announced

Ole says:

It will be called "iPhone"

Derek says:

I stil don't understand why people think it'll be called iPhone 4G. AT&T doesn't have 4G networks. It's plain and simple. There's nothing confusing about it. It's not going to be called iPhone 4G.

jonar1us says:

it will be called "iPHONE PRO" and it's droping THIS FRIDAY!!! credit me

Johnnyreb says:

iPhone 4. Simple and dynamic.

OmariJames says:

I want it to be called iPhone 4 but the " f " sound in iPhone and the " f " in four makes it sound redundant. However " HD " is branded on a lot of electionics. I think apple will create their own name for it. iPhone 4G will be some what misleading given that AT&T ( or verizon ) won't have 4G until whenever.

applelover1 says:

The funny part is that three years later, people will still line up for this piece of crap. Android FTW!

Steve Jobs says:

iPhone AV is the name. Its short and cool.

Nick says:

i agree it should just be called iPhone, but they already added the "Last name" of the phones i.e. 3G, 3GS and i don't think at this point they will go back to just iPhone, they should have never changed it in the first place..SMH

SoCo_Jon says:

You know... iPhone Pro does sound legitimate as does iPhone A4...

patcom8 says:

I may be wrong with the 11th but i really badly want to see it as soon as possible. So lets hope i can have my iphone next Friday delivered to my house...

Tansen says:

I'm not even in my home town, but I'll still trek out to find an AT&T storeto get this guy. I'm thinking iPhone HD, or maybe iPhone 4.0, like the os.

Drake says:

I think the name will be way out of left field. Just like "iPad" nobody saw that coming; we all thought it would be the "iSlate."
If any of the listed, it will be G4 or HD. G4 will probably confuse the average consumer though.
Fingers crossed that it's called "4G" and the AT&T CEO appears to announce tower upgrades everywhere. HA, yeah right.

Mitchell says:

I'll laugh If they never release a new iPhone. All you fanboys would be gutted!

Ivoryplum says:

@Steve Jobs It's going to be called the iPhone Audio/Video? haha.
@Drake That's not true, the iPad name was tossed around multiple times before the announcement.
Oh, I say it's going to be called the iPhone HD, released June 18th.
Last year, they released it 2 Fridays after the announcement at WWDC. I see them doing the same this year.

SockRolid says:

I think Apple will go retro and call it the PowerMac G4. Just to confuse the copycats.

kayno says:

iPhone VideoChat...LOL!!! I couldn't even say it with a straight face..

kayno says:

I think the name would somehow encompass the front facing camera..

Fanman says:

"iPhone 4"
Android fragmentation ftl. HTC EVO - battery is laughable. Sprint 30 day trials going to backfire.
-FanMAN!

HungWell says:

I think Steve Jobs is going to stay consistent with the most recent theme and call it the iTampon.

Edie says:

"iPhone A4" C'mon, it has the best of both worlds, "A" for Apple Inc. & "4" for 4th generationg. And Bingo! You get iPhone A4, releasing on the 18th of June.

Christian says:

I think it will be available late June, early July because that's kind of close to when the others were released right?

Dan says:

my guess is some new name that no one could guess. iphone something but nothing ordinary like HD / 4g / blah blah

Macboy74 says:

I wasn't going to give the andtroll the attention but I will as it is Sunday and I'm bored at this hour.
@applelover1 Grow up loser. Go to droid central with the other iclones your not need here. And you can talk about your choppy laggy androids. I went to see the evo and oh ya the sprint store I went to was crazy lol a whole 10 people were in line. Went to the other one near me at there most popular mall around me and that store had 15 more people in line. Crazy! Compared to the 250-300 when I got my crappy iPhone. After an hour I went back to the store  I went in and saw the phone. Pretty cool but little too big for a phone. The reps there said the biggest problem was there's no 4g in the area till late next year and the battery drains pretty quick. I also found it a bit sluggish and choppy.

jtPDX says:

I agree with farmdreads.
iPhone 3GSHDGen4, definately.

FreiteeZ says:

I think it will be called "iPhone Pro" and release at the end of June (28th)

Etek says:

When I get my hands on one I won't let go.

sfwrtr says:

iPhone 4. Like the OS 4. Chuck the 2G, 3G, 3GS... The problem is, MS has staked out that territory, but of course Windows 7 is actually Windows 6.1, so I'll stick to it.
iPhone 4!

Marcelo says:

It will be called "iPhone Flash". Hopefully it will be available after the keynote via T-mobile.

Marc says:

I think I'm going to say iPhone 4.
It was iPhone, iPhone 2, Iphone 3G (to advertise the 3g network), then iPhone 3GS (for upgraded), if this is whole new software, a big upgrade, it should be iPhone 4. Plain and simple.

Ivoryplum says:

@Marc Since when has there been 4 iPhones, or 5 including this new one?
iPhone and iPhone 2 are the same thing.
It's the "Original iPhone" or "iPhone 2g". One in the same.

Chris says:

@Applelover1
Your right, three years from now ppl will still be lining up for it. iPhone OS will still be on top of Android as far as market share. There is a reason for that.

spartanrevenge says:

I think it will be called iPhone 3G Pro or iPhone 3GS Pro, or better yet, iPhone 4HD

Bizarderic says:

iPhone 4, as in 4th gen and just like the new OS 4. Next year they could append the G when they support 4G. June 18th.

Jake says:

Does iPhone HD sound too much like Zune HD?

J33van says:

Its going to be called: iPhone 4 HD

Miguel says:

iPhone A4 would be so pro.

GrandmaBetty says:

I don't see them calling it the iPhone Pro. Putting "pro" in a name means that it is a more advanced product than others in the line. For example: Macbook Pro, Mac Pro. Both have the more simple versions without Pro in the name. I hope they call it something cool. Calling the last two 3G and 3GS was pretty boring, especially for Apple.

Art VanBurenBoy says:

I said this two months ago
IPHONE PRO.
JUNE 25TH
TWO DAYS AFTER OS4 COMES OUT

Art VanBurenBoy says:

Farmdreads
It is more advanced than iPhone , iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, so it could be called iPhone Pro.
Maybe iPhone IV :?:

petaf says:

I like iphone4HD. Bring it on!!! Do I get one if I'm right? :)

Art VanBurenBoy says:

Yes Petaf , you'll get one if your correct. To register your guess , we need your credit card # though. :lol:
If you want to make it a serious guess , I'll buy you one if they call it iPhone4HD , but you'll buy me one if they call it iPhone Pro.
Deal?! :twisted:

GrandmaBetty says:

@Art vanBuren Boy
I do not agree. It would be like calling the new iMacs "iMac Pro". It's still an iMac, just the latest version. I say we keep arguing this point until tomorrow morning. : )
Eventually somebody will be right. I'm sticking with iPhone tHX 1138.

Art VanBurenBoy says:

If they call it thx1138 , Im gonna change my name from Art to AlwaysWrong!

Dimwit says:

If it's not iPhone A4, it'll be iPhone VZ.

Art VanBurenBoy says:

iPhone VZ ?!
Care to elaborate ,?!

Dimwit says:

I've said too much already :wink wink nudge: 8{)

Art VanBurenBoy says:

Yep. Makes sense for Apple and AT&T to release an iPhone Verizon ;) :lol:

Dimwit says:

My bad. I didn't realize this was the AT&T worldwide developers confrence...

Dimwit says:

And on top of that, did you even notice my name?

Art VanBurenBoy says:

Your name is the only thing that DOES make sense :)

BarryL says:

It will be called The I...just made everyone forget about the EVO 4G with this news phoneHD. LoL seriously though I love the huge screen of the evo but sprint sucks big time turds! I love my 32gb 3gs will keep it a while longer.

MojoVersion8 says:

I really doubt they'll use "4" in there at all as it might be confused with "4G" (unless it actually does support 4G but that's unlikely)

Orion says:

Why not iPhone3D, iPhone1000. Or maybe they just go back to iPhone. The last one would be the best. I say just go back to basic naming.

Garrett says:

What about the new OS when do you think it will drop??

Lars says:

iPhone 4 to match the branding of OS4, drops this Friday, 4.0 available tomorrow...just a guess

Hakala says:

I'm not sure what the name will be. But I'm girding it will have something to do with more media oriented subjects.

FarEast says:

I believe will be named iPhone 3G..something because it's still a 3G phone right? My guess will be iPhone3GX for all the extra new features

Cuthain says:

Steve Jobs goes crazy and it becomes the old person friendly "iPod Phone." It will be available two minutes after the keynote speech begins.

Chris says:

100% sure way to find out if the next iPhone will be for sale tomorrow immediately after WWDC:
Go to an apple store before WWDC, if the store is all draped up....better start camping.

AdamAnt says:

iphone 3GX sounds good to me.

MAGNUS says:

Release date is the 18th. A friend of mine is an ATT store manager. They had a 10pm conference call last night. Suppose to be "hush hush" so please, lets keep this to ourselves.

MDFi says:

I'm thinking "iFourne" is the most likely name.

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