1. anon(9132077)'s Avatar
    I feel, and let me know your thoughts, that Apple has now reached a point where they shouldn't release a new iPhone every fall. I feel like every year should be a large iOS update, and only every other year a new device. I just feel like while technology is advancing quickly, a new iPhone model with only one or two real features changed with added cosmetic only changes isn't necessary.

    I love all their phones. But since the 4-4s-5-5s-6- now 6s/7 isn't a whole lot of changes... 4-4s gave a slightly better camera and Siri. 5-5s only gave Touch ID and slightly better camera. And now it's only adding (rumored) force touch. All great improvements, but most good improvements are made with their software updates, and going every two years with a device to add several new features would be better in my opinion.
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    08-16-2015 01:52 AM
  2. HankAZ's Avatar
    I feel, and let me know your thoughts, that Apple has now reached a point where they shouldn't release a new iPhone every fall. I feel like every year should be a large iOS update, and only every other year a new device. I just feel like while technology is advancing quickly, a new iPhone model with only one or two real features changed with added cosmetic only changes isn't necessary.

    I love all their phones. But since the 4-4s-5-5s-6- now 6s/7 isn't a whole lot of changes... 4-4s gave a slightly better camera and Siri. 5-5s only gave Touch ID and slightly better camera. And now it's only adding (rumored) force touch. All great improvements, but most good improvements are made with their software updates, and going every two years with a device to add several new features would be better in my opinion.
    Poppycock.

    Samsung seems to be releasing a new model every week. Many/most people want Apple to release more frequently.

    To be honest, I don't see Apple changing their release cycle just because you or I say they should (and personally, I don't agree with your position on this). Besides, this way, Apple sells twice as many devices than they would if they only released a new model ever other year.
    08-16-2015 01:59 AM
  3. Septembersrain's Avatar
    I feel like once a year is reasonable. It's long enough to get people excited but not so long as to make people feel like they're being forgotten. Nor is it so frequent that people start to overlook the devices due to over saturation. They've got their method. I think it's just fine.


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    08-16-2015 05:06 AM
  4. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    Two years will be awesome. iPhones will really have a huge value and even after 2 years the 2 years old iPhone will still have a lot of value. I'm ok with a 2 year cycle.


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    08-16-2015 05:12 AM
  5. anon(9132077)'s Avatar
    Well- I never said Apple should do it cause I say so. Just my opinion.
    08-16-2015 01:21 PM
  6. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Well- I never said Apple should do it cause I say so. Just my opinion.
    I feel ... that Apple has now reached a point where they shouldn't release a new iPhone every fall. .....
    Hmmmmmm .......
    08-16-2015 04:16 PM
  7. iEd's Avatar
    Why in the world would Apple put out a phone every 2 years and they make money hand over fist every year with iPhone sales.
    They have a proven formula for generating revenue every year.
    Wouldn't you want record profits from selling your product? And could make record profits every year.


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    08-16-2015 04:41 PM
  8. HankAZ's Avatar
    Well- I never said Apple should do it cause I say so. Just my opinion.
    Um, yeah, you kind of did.
    08-16-2015 04:51 PM
  9. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Nah.....I want Apple to get me a new iPhone every year. After all, my old device goes to a family member. Need to keep that tradition going, you know.
    08-16-2015 08:04 PM
  10. Trees's Avatar
    I like the once a year approach. Even if I may not need a new phone every year, its fun to see and follow technology as it continues to advance and improve.
    08-17-2015 08:07 AM
  11. Lestat1886's Avatar
    I don't really agree because most people don't buy a new phone every year. You can buy an iphone 5 and change whenever you feel it woerth it. I think Appls cycle is very well adapted for now for a 2 year contract model for example.
    08-17-2015 08:13 AM
  12. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I'm fine with the way Apple is offering a new phone every year.
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    08-17-2015 08:26 AM
  13. ChuckG73's Avatar
    I love that my addiction for android phones will now be over and I only have to worry about getting a new phone once a year.
    08-17-2015 08:40 AM
  14. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't really agree because most people don't buy a new phone every year. You can buy an iphone 5 and change whenever you feel it woerth it. I think Appls cycle is very well adapted for now for a 2 year contract model for example.
    Historically most got a new phone every 2 years for the 2 year carrier contracts. That's about to end. Verizon will be all EDGE by next year. So the opportunity will be greater to upgrade each year.
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    08-17-2015 08:45 AM
  15. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Exactly. No need to keep those who are willing to get new ones every year from doing so, simply because others prefer every two years.
    Apple is a business, meant to make money. Would be to their detriment to hold back from sales.


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    08-17-2015 10:20 AM
  16. pkcable's Avatar
    Just because Apple releases a new phone every year does not mean you need to UPGRADE every year! The choice is yours, if you want the latest and the greatest then you sell your old iphone and upgrade, IF you are satisfied then you wait and get the NEXT upgrade. I'm happy with my 6 Plus and will skip the 6S, and then consider the 7 or whatever NEXT year. And needless to say I'm looking at other platforms also since I'm platform agnostic. I will probably get a One Plus Two, Moto X Style, or BlackBerry Slider to replace my Passport as my next phone. (yes I carry 2 phones lol)
    08-17-2015 10:27 AM
  17. ultravisitor's Avatar
    But since the 4-4s-5-5s-6- now 6s/7 isn't a whole lot of changes...
    And...? So...? You've only provided justification for why someone shouldn't buy a new iPhone every year. Just because the changes aren't overly significant, however, doesn't mean Apple shouldn't release a refined version every year. Some people are on different contract cycles than others, which is why it makes sense that Apple releases a new version every year. If you don't like that, then just don't buy a new iPhone every year. Problem solved for you. Everyone is happy.
    08-17-2015 10:49 AM
  18. anon(9132077)'s Avatar
    http://9to5mac.com/2015/08/17/iphone-6s-sales-decline/

    I just see stuff like this and it doesn't surprise me. They are almost plateauing. It'll happen. Maybe not this fall, but it will. It'll reach a point where they won't have anything more than a software update cause they can't do more on a new device
    08-17-2015 12:22 PM
  19. anon(9132077)'s Avatar
    And damn- what's with all the smart *** sarcastic replies? Jesus, so much for a friendly forum post to discuss ideas. I love Apple, and love a new phone every year, it's great. As stated universe, I just feel like they'll plateau soon and a new release will be near pointless. Just MY OPINION. On MY TOPIC post. So don't get all **** on me, damn.
    Spencerdl and nikkisharif like this.
    08-17-2015 12:30 PM
  20. Spencerdl's Avatar
    And damn- what's with all the smart *** sarcastic replies? Jesus, so much for a friendly forum post to discuss ideas. I love Apple, and love a new phone every year, it's great. As stated universe, I just feel like they'll plateau soon and a new release will be near pointless. Just MY OPINION. On MY TOPIC post. So don't get all **** on me, damn.
    Thanks for posting this, but people get a little sensitive about the iPhone's .....LOL
    nikkisharif likes this.
    08-17-2015 12:36 PM
  21. anon(9132077)'s Avatar
    Haha no ****.... And what's funny is I guarantee I'm more I am iPhone need than half of these people.
    08-17-2015 12:49 PM
  22. Spencerdl's Avatar
    For a lot of members here on iMore, their iPhone is not just a smartphone, but a hobby as well, so they start saving for the next iDevice almost as soon as the purchase a new iPhone. That purchase a new iPhone every two years concept is and would be out of the question for many of them....SMILE
    08-17-2015 12:58 PM
  23. ultravisitor's Avatar
    And damn- what's with all the smart *** sarcastic replies? Jesus, so much for a friendly forum post to discuss ideas. I love Apple, and love a new phone every year, it's great. As stated universe, I just feel like they'll plateau soon and a new release will be near pointless. Just MY OPINION. On MY TOPIC post. So don't get all **** on me, damn.
    Um...if you don't want to hear opposing ideas, then why did you bother to pursue the topic? Did you mean for this thread to be an echo chamber? When you said "let me know your thoughts", did you really mean "let me know your thoughts only if they are similar to mine"?

    I don't even buy new phones every year--I upgrade on a two-year cycle. Because of that, I recognize that it's smart for Apple to release a new phone every year. That way, regardless of when someone's eligible for upgrade, they will always be able to get an iPhone that is newly released that same year. The iPhone would not be as compelling an option if someone's two-year cycle was such that they would only be able to upgrade during the years when Apple did not release a new iPhone.
    08-17-2015 01:05 PM
  24. pkcable's Avatar
    And damn- what's with all the smart *** sarcastic replies? Jesus, so much for a friendly forum post to discuss ideas. I love Apple, and love a new phone every year, it's great. As stated universe, I just feel like they'll plateau soon and a new release will be near pointless. Just MY OPINION. On MY TOPIC post. So don't get all **** on me, damn.
    I hope I did not come off that way. I simply liked the questioned and wanted to add my thoughts to the debate. The essence of a great forum. . Healthy debate.
    Spencerdl likes this.
    08-17-2015 01:09 PM
  25. lightning8888's Avatar
    I love  and i really like new features but there is a time where companies get so wrapped up in making a dollar they loose sight of quality and push so many devices out that it floods the market. I honestly don't know how Samsung pushes so many devices out and still be profitable. I do see that Apple really cares about the products that they make and of quality and that makes me loyal to the brand. I used to be a Samsung person but not anymore we have had the worst luck with Samsung devices.
    08-17-2015 01:29 PM
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