I had an interesting talk with a few of my friends. We were talking about whether Apple really needed to put out a new iPhone/iPad every year. We went through all the permutations we could think about. Like having the devices launch on alternating years with a new iPad then iPhone then iPad etc. It would help people on contracts and also people who buy both. Now especially with the yearly OS and iOS releases it would help with the pressure on them. However if Apple's sales haven't slowed down why would they want to do it. It would give competitors a chance to catch up and it would cost them money. When the Apple Watch was debuted we had the same conversation. Since they have other devices selling like hotcakes do they or will they put out a new Apple Watch every year? Perhaps they might do it every other year. Especially when you consider the Watch Edition with it's high price tag.