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Enough with Numbers and Versions!

It is now emerging that Apple will release iPhone 12 in the coming months, much to the delight of those able to afford and of course, to the envy of those who can't or have never owned an iPhone in their lives (me included). But that's not the point. The point is, this next release will be iPhone 12. That is about 12 years since the release of the first iPhone, iPhone 1 (iPhone 2G). That is roughly an iPhone every year. Very impressive. By 2050, assuming we go by the 'an iPhone a year' trend, we should see iPhone 42. Right?  iPhone is just one example. Other phone makers are hot on this trail. Since an emphatic re-entry into the android market, Nokia has released a whole range of flagship devices, from Nokia 1 to Nokia 9 pureview. In between, there are insane devices and versions. Number 6, for example, is taken by Nokia 6, Nokia 6.1, Nokia 6.1 plus, and Nokia 6.2. Isn't this overwhelming? This is the trend for just about any Nokia released recently.  Now consider