Waning interest in next iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ASUgrad1999, Mar 22, 2013.

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    ASUgrad1999

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    The excitement and anticipation for the next iPhone just isn't what it used to be. Is this because people are satisfied with what they have or is it because they know the improvements they really want (bigger screen, different form factor) aren't likely to happen until the generation after next?
     
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    I'm not that excited for it since it doesn't look like it'll have a bigger screen. :(
     
  3. macrumors 68040

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    Where's the polls that say interest has waned?
     
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    When I was using the 4S and the all the 5 rumors were going around, I lost interest in what the 5 had to offer. So I sold my 4S and picked up GS3, it was cool at first, used it for 2 months. Now I currently have an iPhone 5 and I'm happy with it.


    This is hardly true, I believe everyone always looks forward to what the next iPhone has to offer. Exactly why rumors are constantly discussed. As soon as an iPhone is released, there will be rumors about the next generation shorty after and everyone will be all over it.
     
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    I am not that interested because I am locked into a contract that means I'll probably be looking at the iP 6.
     
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    There are still improvements that could be made that would motivate me to get a new iPhone someday.

    I remember threads where people debated whether new features were good enough to upgrade or not going back to the release of the successor to the original iPhone -- the iPhone 3G. I also remember people saying things like "I don't even notice the difference between the retina display and the old one", "I don't care about LTE" or "I liked the design of the iPhone 3Gs better".
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    Enough of these doomsday threads already.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    Are people getting paid to post threads like this?

    Because there's about ten per day now.
     
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    I think there should just be a consolidated "Apple/iPhone Doomed" thread stickied at the top of the forum for everyone to post all this crap in.
     
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    Another one of these threads, but I'll add my 2 cents. If it seems like there isn't any anticipation in this forum it's because we have nothing to anticipate right now. Plus, we know from history that it'll just be an "S" upgrade which some people avoid in favor of the redesigned iPhones. I hardly ever get excited until something is announced. But I wouldn't doubt there are a handful of people here who are anticipating the next release.
     
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    I dont get why people think the S phones are terrible... When they come out they always either match or exceed the specs of Android phones out at the time...i think we can all agree that if iOS 7 is a great update, the 5S will do spectacular
     
  12. macrumors 601

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    Just another way of saying... I want a bigger screen! I want fingerprint sensor! I want NFC blah-blah. Same old, same old.
     
  13. Guest

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    Its still going to sell millions...
     
  14. macrumors 68020

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    I think a lot of us were wondering about your thoughts so thanks for putting them out for all to see.
     
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    As an Apple shareholder I don't need polls. I look at the shrinking stock price.
     
  16. quasinormal, Mar 22, 2013
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    I'd guess most posting such seemingly shill threads would be motivated by some long standing grudge that finds its form in the Apple brand and only a very small minority would actually getting paid for their input.

    If I was their employer, I'd be sacking them because as far as I can see they all seem to be running off the same cue sheet.

    Long time apple user.
    Find iOS "stale"and lacks "innovation"
    Throw in the odd isheep dig.
    Bigger is better.
    Rinse. Repeat.
     
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    ugahairydawgs

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    As a shareholder you should know better. The stock price was way overvalued and has now settled back into reality. Market corrections always aren't indicative of company health.
     
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    I don't want a bigger screen or NFC, and don't care about fingerprint sensors.

    The smartphone has been defined, the only improvements are minor spec bumps.

    What more can ios7 do? It's already easy to use and launches apps.
     
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    Source?
     
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    As a shareholder you should know that even today apples current stock price doesn't justify it's value as it trades way ahead of its eps. The recent decline you are seeing is nothing more than TA and reality setting in. Even at 460 it's still an overpriced bubble waiting to pop
     
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    Shrinking stock price huh.... Don't you think it was way elevated and is finally settling back to where it should of been the entire time?
     
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    I think sooner or later the masses will realize that phones don't need a revolution every 6 months. It's amazing how many people buy a 4S or 5 at launch and hope that it lasts for a long while. Yet these same people complain when the next iteration isn't a ground breaking piece of innovation. Imagine if every 12 months apple released a totally new and mind blowing phone? At $650 a pop, it's not cheap.
     
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    I say this now. My feeling may change when the next iPhone is announced. My line is eligible for an upgrade in May of this year. Right now, I am more than happy with my iPhone 5. For the first time, I might skip the "S" upgrade and wait it out for the 6 in 2014. I can't think of any break through must have feature I would just have to have that could possibly be in the next iPhone.
     
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    I think people are finally starting to realize that every iPhone release isn't going to be like 07.
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    Probably only after people realize that they don't need a new phone every couple years.

    I'm still using my iPhone 3GS. Buying it was a revolution for me - my first smartphone, and one as great as the iPhone. I haven't upgraded since then because I have no reason to - I have an iPad 3 with retina display, and all other "innovations" in the iPhone have been mindless gimmicks (hi Siri!) or actual downgrades (Maps app).

    It's not a matter of having a revolution every 6 months - there has been no revolution since the original iPhone, other than maybe the retina display. Everything else has been at most slow evolution.
     

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