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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:55 AM   #1
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Apple Product Release Theory

It's interesting, 2013 seems to be Apple's year for software.

For example:

2010
- Major Hardware: iPad, iPhone 4
- Minor Software: Snow Leopard

2011
- Minor Hardware: iPhone 4S, iPad 2
- Major Software: OS X Lion, iOS 5, iCloud

2012
- Major Hardware: iPhone 5, iPad Mini, Macbook Pro with Retina
- Minor Software: iOS 6, OS X Mountain Lion


2013
- Minor Hardware: iPhone 5S, iPad 5th Generation
- Major Software: iOS 7, OS X 10.9


2014
- Major Hardware: The next iPhone, iPad 6, Apple TV
- Minor Software: iOS 8, OS X 11



The thing that interests me is OS X 11 is bound to be big. But they have to have a significant update in OS X 10.9 because Mountain Lion was only minor.

Let me know your thoughts. Do you agree/disagree with my theory?
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 12:50 PM   #2
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It's interesting, 2013 seems to be Apple's year for software.

For example:

2010
- Major Hardware: iPad, iPhone 4
- Minor Software: Snow Leopard

2011
- Minor Hardware: iPhone 4S, iPad 2
- Major Software: OS X Lion, iOS 5, iCloud

2012
- Major Hardware: iPhone 5, iPad Mini, Macbook Pro with Retina
- Minor Software: iOS 6, OS X Mountain Lion


2013
- Minor Hardware: iPhone 5S, iPad 5th Generation
- Major Software: iOS 7, OS X 10.9


2014
- Major Hardware: The next iPhone, iPad 6, Apple TV
- Minor Software: iOS 8, OS X 11



The thing that interests me is OS X 11 is bound to be big. But they have to have a significant update in OS X 10.9 because Mountain Lion was only minor.

Let me know your thoughts. Do you agree/disagree with my theory?
+1 on that. But OS 11 won't be a "minor" update to 10.9. Apple would probably release OS 11 Beta in 2014 and release a final build in 2015
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good catch. but its hard to imagine they'd release ios 7 this year. if i remember correctly, ios 6 came out in oct? or sept?? i dont think it'll happen this soon... could be wrong though, but only time will tell. i'd love to see ios7 this year. hopefully they'll open up the OS more...
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iOS5 wasn't exactly all that major iirc...
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Apple barely makes any money off software

If that pattern was true, Apple's revenue would dip every other year
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good catch. but its hard to imagine they'd release ios 7 this year. if i remember correctly, ios 6 came out in oct? or sept?? i dont think it'll happen this soon... could be wrong though, but only time will tell. i'd love to see ios7 this year. hopefully they'll open up the OS more...
iOS 7 will 100% be out sometime this year.
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Where are the iMac and iPad 4 from last year?
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good catch. but its hard to imagine they'd release ios 7 this year. if i remember correctly, ios 6 came out in oct? or sept?? i dont think it'll happen this soon... could be wrong though, but only time will tell. i'd love to see ios7 this year. hopefully they'll open up the OS more...
A new iOS has come out every year since the first iPhone...
I'm 99.99999% sure iOS 7 will be coming this year.
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A new iOS has come out every year since the first iPhone...
I'm 99.99999% sure iOS 7 will be coming this year.
hmmm yeah its beginning to look more and more certain now. let's hope its more open.
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If that pattern was true, Apple's revenue would dip every other year
No because new software features are what sell the hardware
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A new iOS has come out every year since the first iPhone...
I'm 99.99999% sure iOS 7 will be coming this year.
May be. If it doesn't want to lag behind Android.
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Mac OS X 11 = IOS.. Thats Apple's direction.. its to streamline OS X and make it all like IOS.
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Old Apr 19, 2013, 08:17 AM   #13
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This year could be hardware and software updates. Everyone's expecting an iWatch and a revamped Mac Pro as well as the rumors for haswell and 802.11 ac refreshes.

Then with Ive in charge everyone is expecting software / ui refreshes. Who knows hopefully we get it all.

I personally would like a real iPod refresh. More memory, ssd, USB 3 would make a tremendous difference.
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