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View Poll Results: How often should a new iPhone be introduced?
Twice a year (every six months) 31 17.61%
About every nine months 20 11.36%
Once per year 104 59.09%
About every 18 months 21 11.93%
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 04:59 PM   #51
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No it doesn't.
Ooooookay. Keep living in your fantasy world.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 05:06 PM   #52
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Ooooookay. Keep living in your fantasy world.
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You do realize that the overall U.S. smartphone marketshare is...

Android - 52%
iOS - 35%
Blackberry OS - 7%
Other - 5%
Windows Phone - 2%

Source: Nielsen

Yes, iOS did have more marketshare compared to Android but that was only Q4 and due to iPhone 5. Look at your own chart before posting.

Do you even know what 12w/e Nov 2011 and 12w/e Nov 2012?

It means compared to 2011...iOS grew by that much.

Other lost by that much.

But ANDROID still has the most marketshare overall.

Get your facts straight.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 05:16 PM   #53
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You do realize that the overall U.S. smartphone marketshare is...

Android - 52%
iOS - 35%
Blackberry OS - 7%
Other - 5%
Windows Phone - 2%

Source: Nielsen

Yes, iOS did have more marketshare compared to Android but that was only Q4 and due to iPhone 5. Look at your own chart before posting.

Do you even know what 12w/e Nov 2011 and 12w/e Nov 2012?

It means compared to 2011...iOS grew by that much.

Other lost by that much.

But ANDROID still has the most marketshare overall.

Get your facts straight.
No. Again. You're wrong. That figure is from last year. iOS has the hold of the marketshare. There's a nice article about it on the front page of this very website if you pulled your head out of your ass far enough to see it.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 05:20 PM   #54
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No. Again. You're wrong. That figure is from last year. iOS has the hold of the marketshare. There's a nice article about it on the front page of this very website if you pulled your head out of your ass far enough to see it.
Did you?

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"Kantar Worldpanel has now released its data for the September-November period, and Apple has indeed set a record high with 53.3% of the market. Apple's share is up dramatically from 35.8% in the same period last year, although the iPhone 4S did not launch until later in the corresponding timeframe."
Copy n pasted right from the article link

Learn to read the article instead of just looking at a picture and thinking your a genius.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 07:03 PM   #55
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Consumers pay full price plus plus plus.

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Sure; I understand the mechanics of such deals. What I mean is the decision of a consumer to pay one-time at the begin (and don't have to have a two-year-contract) or use the two-year-contract as a kind of loan and enjoy a new phone with a timely distributed price. Not much difference to a car. It should only depend on the financial situation of the customer which of both ways he will choose.

if we are all forced into two-year-contracts I agree Apple can stop bring the "s" models and focus on bigger jumps every two year.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:01 AM   #56
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Why should they wait 18 months if they can just slap an S on it and still sell an assload of it with very little changed?

I'd rather a whole new phone when they release, but everyone is in-titled to their own opinion
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 01:26 AM   #57
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really makes no difference to me whatsoever when they release a new phone <shrug>
if i feel like it is an upgrade i want, then i will upgrade, regardless of the contract
if i weigh it out and decide to wait, then i wait

the choice to upgrade is always mine, not apple's
so i am not tied to their schedule at all
just because they release an iphone or ipad doesn't mean i have to jump on it

Agree 100%. Love what you said here.

For Apple's sake, it might not hurt them to compete a little faster. The mobile market space is a very different place now with currents changing and monsters fast rising...
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 02:15 AM   #58
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Apple are in that position where the customer doesn't really matter so much because they have such a good reputation and they can easily make money.Reputation is everything in a company and apple have that.It a tough market out there and they want to be the leader of the pack and there is many trying to copy apple and keep up with the pace but they cannot do it because they don't have the research investment and they don't have the production development like apple either.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 03:27 AM   #59
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For Apple's sake, it might not hurt them to compete a little faster. The mobile market space is a very different place now with currents changing and monsters fast rising...
That's an android/US carrier sucker game Apple doesn't need to get envolved in.

One where both need a perpetual supply of ginned up phones to generate ad exposure, or else.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 04:00 AM   #60
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I think half a year is good for me.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 04:49 PM   #61
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Hello,
That was the exact same rationale I used in selecting every 6 months. While it probably would adversely affect resale value, I believe the juice to be worth the squeeze.
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I agree with you then Is there anything in particular you want to see in iOS 7 in terms of functionality?
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 05:28 PM   #62
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:45 PM   #63
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I agree with you then Is there anything in particular you want to see in iOS 7 in terms of functionality?
Hello,
I would personally love to see even incremental improvements like showing the current temperature on the Weather Icon as opposed to it always reading Sunny and 73 degrees. I also think it would be great to at least offer somewhat widget like options when you pull down the Notification Screen.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 12:34 AM   #64
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Really makes no difference to me whatsoever when they release a new phone <shrug>
If I feel like it is an upgrade I want, then I will upgrade, regardless of the contract
If I weigh it out and decide to wait, then I wait

The choice to upgrade is always mine, not Apple's
So I am not tied to their schedule at all
Just because they release an iPhone or iPad doesn't mean I have to jump on it
Well said man. If only every consumer is as rational as you!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:53 AM   #65
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Once every couple years-right inline with Verizon upgrade! No?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 06:42 AM   #66
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I don't want iPhones releasing with the same frequency of Androids.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:20 AM   #67
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I prefer waiting longer for something that really blows me away than seeing these incremental upgrades.

Iphone - Iphone 3GS - iPhone 4 - iPhone 5 would have been a much better lineup in my opinion.

Just look at the iPad 3rd generation, what's up with that? It's like they released it just to release it and then completely kicked every early adopter in the nut sack by releasing the 4th gen fifteen minutes later.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 07:37 AM   #68
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Lose the contract

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Every TWO YEARS !

When TWO YEAR COTRACT is over, you can restart with a new contract!

Or maybe better yet, get rid of contracts altogether somehow.
Purchase your next iPhoneunlocked for $850.00 & there will be no contract.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:47 AM   #69
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I think it should be 12+ months for every reveal, and I think they should do away with the S models and just go with the whole number and knock it out the park. I voted 18 months though.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 03:48 AM   #70
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Just look at the iPad 3rd generation, what's up with that? It's like they released it just to release it and then completely kicked every early adopter in the nut sack by releasing the 4th gen fifteen minutes later.
What did they do exactly to the iPad 3 owners? Like did the iPad 3 suddenly stop working?

All they did was release an iPad 3 updated with some minor specs and a Lightening connector. Did people really think that Apple ripped them off and changed the release cycle to fall? The iPad 5 is coming out still in the original iPad March time frame. Suck it up and just enjoy what you have.

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I don't want iPhones releasing with the same frequency of Androids.
Android phones get released every week.

Even if iPhones get released 2x a year, its not that bad. You can choose whether you want to skip the S version or not without waiting a full year.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:35 AM   #71
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It needs to be unpredictable! Otherwise sales drop off a cliff 2 months before everybody experts a new release.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:38 AM   #72
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 07:16 AM   #73
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What did they do exactly to the iPad 3 owners? Like did the iPad 3 suddenly stop working?

All they did was release an iPad 3 updated with some minor specs and a Lightening connector. Did people really think that Apple ripped them off and changed the release cycle to fall? The iPad 5 is coming out still in the original iPad March time frame. Suck it up and just enjoy what you have.
Some minor spec upgrades? Dude...
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:43 AM   #74
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:29 AM   #75
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6-8 months so I can buy it off the people that need the newest iphone every time it gets released.
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