iOS 13? Probably not 13

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#1

This is very speculative on my part.
I wonder if there will be an iOS 13, or if the naming system will change, or skip 13? Based on the number of superstitious people in the world (so many so that hotels don’t have thirteenth floors) I think the name will not be 13.

ref Triskaidekaphobia


#2

there was a MacOS 10.13, why not an iOS 13?


#3

See above :slight_smile:


#4

I think it’ll be 13. They have already shown they will use the number.


#5

Rosetta? So the ipad is not a replacement, but actually a mac.


#6

Apple has never genuflected toward irrational fears.

People were claiming Apple wouldn’t have an iPhone 4 because in some parts of Asia (mainland China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan) the word for ‘four’ is a homophone for ‘death’ - so products often don’t use that number because it’s considered bad luck. In some Hong Kong residential buildings all floor numbers with “four” are left out.

Apple ignored it. Didn’t hurt sales.


#7

If Apple times it right, they could release iOS 13 on Friday the 13th. 2019 has precisely two Friday the 13ths. One of them is in September, conveniently near the normal new iPhone release date.


#8

… when the clock strikes thirteen.

Doubleplusgood.