- 08-06-2011, 10:50 AM #126
My 2 cents
Let me make clear that I am in now way associated with Apple, one of their partners, or even know anyone who is. I do however have a pretty extensive background in marketing and management.
There will be no iPad 3 this year! Before you go an jump all over this, consider the following.
iPad 2 came out earlier this year. Apple can barely keep up with demand. Why would they release 3 when they are still selling 2s like crazy?
They still have not completely unloaded all of iPad 1s. When iPad 3 comes out, iPad 1 will be phased out. So 1s must be sold out at that point.
They are in the business of selling you on the fact that the new unit is 100x more magical then the previous one. Everyone believes that. People settled into upgrading to the newest and best every year. If they start cutting that yearly cycle, they will loose sales. Most people will not upgrade every 6 months. They will instead skip generations and stick to 1 per year. Because to wait a year, is to long, but to wait 6 months is manageable.
That's my two cents. If you think I am full of it, that't fine. But go ahead and look at what I posted about the iPhone 5.
When everyone was saying that it will come in June/July like usual, I said that it won't. I said that it will come somewhere around Thanksgiving. We still don't know when it is coming. I believe that earliest would be Sep 24 and the latest Nov 10. So October looks about right. That's pretty close to Thanksgiving. Why Thanksgiving? Because the Verizon iPhone came in Feb. and to release the new one 5 months later (July) could not happen. Now ATT people are being forced to wait over a year but only by a few months. So consider this; In the spirit to not **** anyone off too much since VR people got one in Feb and ATT people got one last June. This Oct is the happy median for the release. It makes the ATT cycle @15 month and the VR cycle @9 months. Also it allows Apple to shift their release schedule closer to Thanksgiving when everyone is doing the holiday shopping. Can you imagine how many more people will buy one as a gift for the holidays? Also when it first comes out it's a pain to get your hands on for the first month. October release would be perfect as it would be readily available right for the holiday shopping before the market is saturated with them. Strong year end sales will also boost stock prices -btw.
So iPad announcement is coming in January (right after the return period runs out for the holiday shoppers) with an early Feb release. That's my call. We will see if I am right again.
- 08-09-2011, 11:57 AM #128
*for the record my source has given me release dates for the past two iPhones as well as first two iPads and have been spot on. The first iPad I was aware of the release date a year in advance. So take it for what it's worth. If this is to change I will update this thread as soon as I know. Like I mentioned earlier in this thread, this can change.
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- 08-12-2011, 03:43 PM #130
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- 08-12-2011, 07:20 PM #132
http://www.tipb.com/2011/08/12/iphon...d-spring-2012/ I guess like all the rumors out there it is best to wait for an official release date from Apple before we get our hopes up.
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- 08-13-2011, 07:52 PM #133
- 08-15-2011, 01:30 PM #136
Jeremy, I've been lurking in this thread for a while and decided to finally register. Your info has been great...thanks for taking the time to pass on your info to us. That's something you certainly don't have to do. Are we looking at a early 2012 launch now? I was about to pull the trigger on a iPad 2 once I read the front page, but if iPad 3 is launching in January or February, I'll definitely wait. If it's March or beyond I'll just buy a 2 now. Your thoughts? Could you give any hints as to if I should wait or not based on what I said? Thanks man!
That said, I'd really just love a "retina" display and an A6 to power it. Anything else is just extra
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- 08-15-2011, 02:31 PM #137
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- 08-15-2011, 03:18 PM #141
OK, now that that's done - back on topic. Thanks so much.
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- 08-15-2011, 05:37 PM #143
- 08-15-2011, 06:14 PM #144
Jeremy, I'm just curious. Are you able to go into any detail as to what the reason was to push it back to March? A6 related? Display related? Certainly it has to do with production issues on some level. If you don't feel comfortable sharing, that's fine. I was just curious.
Went to the store to check out the iPad 2 but after seeing the screen...man...I need my retina...especially after having a iPod touch 4 and getting used to the higher resolution. Looks like I'll be waiting until March after all
Also, I wonder if Apple is going to be the first one to put out a higher res tablet. I'd imagine they would want to be the first Retina/quad core device on the market in volume.
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- 08-15-2011, 09:02 PM #146
Apple Pushes iPad 3 to 2012 due to Retina Display - Mac Rumors
Jeremy with the call at the plate. Good stuff
Can't believe there are people that have been on this forum for a while that doubted this guy.
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And regardless what anyone thinks, it was coming in October. They had their reasons. That was Apples plan once Verizon entered into the equation. And to those who say well that's not the product life cycle or any of that BS then explain the next iPhone being released in October. Wait, don't or you'll be taking this thread off topic.
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- 08-16-2011, 12:11 AM #148
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- 08-16-2011, 12:17 AM #149
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- 08-16-2011, 04:40 AM #150
I've got to say Tipb has lost any shred of journalistic integrity it once had. It wasn't so much that you reposted every whisper of the iPad 3 on your page whenever it made the rounds, it was this thread and Rene's posts in story comments about how it was a sure thing, so sure you would stake your reputation on it without disclosing your sources.
Now it's time to eat crow. You were dead wrong. You spoke in absolutes and got burned for it. You really think your readers should take you for more than a quirky iPhone 4 case review site? Then why don't you disclose the number of iPad 3 related articles you've posted this season and the amount of hits and ad dollars it's generated you?
You fooled us once sure, but be assured when you try this again next year your going to hit a wall of resistance right off the bat.