Apple Product Release Theory

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by alexcanton, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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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?
     
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    hackerwayne

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    +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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    sagar4995

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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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    Liquorpuki

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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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    afireintonto

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    iOS 7 will 100% be out sometime this year.
     
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    ijohn.8.80

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    Where are the iMac and iPad 4 from last year?
     
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    cambookpro

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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.
     
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    sagar4995

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    hmmm yeah its beginning to look more and more certain now. let's hope its more open.
     
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    eric/

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    No because new software features are what sell the hardware
     
  11. macrumors member

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    May be. If it doesn't want to lag behind Android.
     
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    PowerPCMacMan

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    Mac OS X 11 = IOS.. Thats Apple's direction.. its to streamline OS X and make it all like IOS.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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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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