The iPhone 4S By Any Other Name

This post refers to

Marco Arment on the lack of iPhone 5:

Would as many people be disappointed if Apple had released the same device but called it the iPhone 5?

I know this question has been asked many times by now, but I continue to wonder what the answer is. Most geeks seem to be in agreement that a modest form factor change the iPhone 5 name is all that would have been required to satisfy people. As I said on this week’s podcast, as someone who came from the original iPhone to the 3GS, the performance boost cannot be overstated.