Apple is set to host a major launch event tomorrow afternoon in Cupertino, California, where the company is widely assumed to be announcing its sixth iPhone: the iPhone 6. While we can’t know for sure until the official announcement, here are the six reasons we’re pretty sure the iPhone 6 will be the sixth iPhone.


1. “Sixth” is the ordinal form of the number 6, which strongly suggests that the iPhone 6 will be the sixth iPhone.

2. The number “6” comes after the number “5S.” In traditional number theory, the first six counting numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5S, and 6.

3. There have been eight other iPhones, including the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S, which makes it reasonable to assume that iPhone 6 will be the sixth iPhone.

4. Leaked images indicate the box will be inscribed “iPhone 6,” reinforcing the notion that that this will be the sixth iPhone, due to the use of the number 6.

5. The iPhone 7 is next. Rumors are already abuzz about a next next-generation iPhone dubbed the iPhone 7 – the seventh iPhone – which means the iPhone 6 is likely the sixth iPhone.

6. There hasn’t been an iPhone 6 yet. Despite heavy competition, neither Samsung, HTC or Microsoft have been able to produce an iPhone 6. That means the field is wide open for Apple to introduce the sixth iPhone, iPhone 6.

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