- 09-12-2011, 09:08 AM #76
[QUOTE=DrewBear;1756528]I didn't say they had no competition. I said they need to worry about making iPhones fast enough to meet demand.
Just because they don't put out a new phone every 6 months does not mean they are stagnant. The 15 month old (ancient in smartphone years) iPhone 4 is still competitive with the latest & greatest Android phone. (Yes, I know techies will argue the point. But sales numbers don't lie.) iPhone 5 will leapfrog the competition in terms of overall user experience. That's stagnant?
Where did I say anything about putting out a phone every 6 months? That wasn't the stagnant I was talking about. You said they don't have any competition the only competition they have is meeting demand. Stagnant is how it took them 5 years to fix notifications, things like that is what I was talking about.
Apple Sending iOS 5 to iPhone Assemblers at End of September, No Sign of Redesigned iPhone 5 - Mac Rumors
"seen no evidence of the rumored redesigned "iPhone 5" in the supply chain. Instead, his sources point to the "N94" iPhone that has been popularly referred to as the "iPhone 4S" as the sole new iPhone model set to ship, with Apple planning for 30 million units through the end of the year."
"3.5-inch display: A number of rumors have claimed that Apple will be using a larger display for the new iPhone, but Kuo's sources indicate the screen will be the same size as that found in the iPhone 4."
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- 09-12-2011, 09:22 AM #78
It may have taken them all that time to "fix" notifications, but that sure as hell didn't stop anyone from buying an iPhone, jailbreaking it, and going about their days with an obviously superior device in the consumers eyes. I used to be a RIM fanatic and an Android junkie but it always seemed that I always ended back here with my iPhone. Both RIM and Google make for great devices/OS, but you can't deny that Apple hit the nail directly on the head when they came out with the iPhone. Are there things that could've been done differently? Of course, but the numbers speak for themselves. I mean, there's a reason that there are over a million iPhone 4 users on T-Mobile..........
- 09-12-2011, 09:40 AM #80
- 09-12-2011, 09:50 AM #82
- 09-12-2011, 11:08 AM #84
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- 09-12-2011, 11:49 AM #86
did away with that hope after looking into it a bit more a while ago. Perhaps everything I've heard is a lie and Apple has some spectacular surprise for everyone, but highly doubt it.
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- 09-12-2011, 11:56 AM #88
- 09-12-2011, 12:29 PM #90
Apple's timeline for iPhone 5 has nothing to do with Verizon and everything to do with iOS 5 and iCloud. Those must be ready to go in any new iOS device.
I agree that what people in forums define as a "major re-design" is not what the average consumer thinks about. That's why "old" models like the 3GS & 4 are still selling like crazy. Those kind of sales numbers (measured in both units & dollars) imply that the tech forum definition of "stagnant" is also not universally accepted.
A miniscule minority of consumers wanted FM radio in iPods, cameras in the first iPad and better notifications in iPhones. You can make a list of features the iPhone lacks, but it's really the overall package that the average consumer looks at. Both current iPhones still "win" in getting consumer dollars.
I keep on repeating that we all have different sets of preferences. Choice is good. Buy what you want. You don't like notifications on "stagnant" iOS? Go buy a WebOS or Android phone. Just recognize that many more people are handing their money to Apple for their "stagnant" phone than any other phone.
Look at the title of this topic. People are already criticizing Apple for the anticipated shortcomings of iPhone 5. "It doesn't have 4G/LTE, a big screen, NFC, etc." Headlines will read: "Apple is falling farther behind." "What a disappointment." "New iPhone only Incremental upgrade."
Meanwhile, millions of people around the world will be lining up days in advance to buy the new iPhone. Where were the lines this weekend for the "un-stagnant" Droid Bionic? Were there any lines for the "hot" Galaxy S2? Why does Samsung keep on postponing introducing this hot new phone in the U.S.?
Personally I can't wait to get my first iPhone and dump my POS Palm Pre Plus with the great notification system. Its one saving grace is that Verizon was so desperate to unload these, they included the Mobile Hotspot feature for no extra fee. I use it to access data on my WiFi iPad and iPod touch.
- 09-12-2011, 02:05 PM #91
We really need the new iPhone to come out already. I think the not knowing part is what is making the wait that much harder for people.
- 09-12-2011, 03:43 PM #93
- 09-12-2011, 05:42 PM #94
I'm a relative newbie on this forum. My first post was a few months ago when I questioned your assertion (based on your Apple source) that iPad 3 was scheduled for this year. So much for the value of such sources, eh?
- 09-12-2011, 06:34 PM #96
- 09-12-2011, 06:50 PM #98
Now let's get back on topic.
- 09-12-2011, 07:04 PM #100