- 09-15-2011, 05:47 PM #76
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- 09-16-2011, 12:40 AM #79
I can see your point. It's all null and void to me, anyway, as my upgrade isn't until February and I'll most certainly be getting the iPhone 5 regardless of what it looks like.
And I'll be keeping my 4 in my desk drawer as a spare.
- 09-16-2011, 05:12 AM #80
Apple cares just as much about the look/design of there products as they do the functionality. This is what makes them unique.
- 09-16-2011, 02:02 PM #81
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- 09-17-2011, 06:15 AM #83
Hi everyone.... been a crackberry member for a long time. I post quite often there. I've also been reading your great forum for some time but just recently signed up. I hope and think that there WILL be a redesign.
1) I hope-- that's an easy one... I hope cause even though I use BBs more, I always have the latest iPhone as well cause I love the way they do the things they do... so obviously, a new toy would feel awesome.
2) I think-- we know they're launching a new phone soon. We also read everywhere that they intend to sell thirty million units-- that's THIRTY MILLION. I just can't buy that they'd think they'd sell thirty million
RE-fresh (that's probably not a word) units. Thirty million totally new, totally slick, totally sexy, totally android-killer phones-- yes.
- 09-18-2011, 01:24 PM #84
- 09-18-2011, 11:08 PM #85
This uncertainty as to what the next iPhone will be like and when it will arrive is great for business. First, anyone inclined to wait for a new phone has absolutely no idea what they're waiting for or when they can hope to get it. Second, it keeps the blogosphere endlessly humming about the iPhone.
If #4 is true and the next iPhone does have a "surprising" new design (your source told you otherwise), some people would be more inclined to wait. But if people believed that the next iPhone will not have a new design, then those people would probably just buy the iPhone 4. A sale today is better than a sale 3 months from now.
I may be repeating myself, but it won't matter to me if the next iPhone retains the same design. I'll be buying it on day one regardless.
- 09-19-2011, 12:02 PM #86
I would say Apple does actively engage is disinformation (I am sure many other companies do as well), especially those who have leaks and "lost" prototypes. Apple very likely does give out different bits of information to different people to determine where the leaks are. I do recall back in the day how Apple went after that one Apple site (silenced long ago) who was always spot on with the goods. Is it ethical, fair, reasonable or bad business? That is up to everyone else to decide. I enjoyed the old days when good leaks actually meant GOOD LEAKS.
- 09-19-2011, 01:02 PM #87
I have no doubt that Apple sends out fake tips to news organizations, like when everyone reported the iPad would be $999. Apple clearly planted that misinformation so they could shock everyone and draw more attention when it was revealed to be $499.
I don't think there's anything wrong with this, though. It's just smart marketing. Clearly Apple doesn't want their customers to know about the product until they announce it themselves, and that's their right.
- 09-19-2011, 01:08 PM #88
- 09-19-2011, 01:27 PM #89
The larger point I was trying to make is this essentially makes all rumors a crap shoot regardless of the "source". I believe Jeremy has a reliable Apple source, but we'll never know when that source is putting out information or disinformation.
So did that iPad 3 rumor mean that Apple did have an iPad 3 planned for this year and then changed their plans when component pricing didn't pan out? Or was that iPad 3 rumor disinformation to scare the **** out of competitors and force them to release tablets that were far from ready? The first implies Apple had a plan that didn't work out. The second implies Apple had a plan that worked exactly the way they wanted.
- 09-19-2011, 02:02 PM #90
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- 10-01-2011, 03:48 PM #95
Just asking because...there have been inventory leaks from multiple compaines, case leaks (at stores and not)...
It's been over a year since the last iPhone, why would they just release a new iPhone 4S with some minor internal upgrades
- 10-01-2011, 03:56 PM #96
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