Chance that their 10th anniversary won't be an update?

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  1. drewjonn macrumors regular

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    Just my own speculation, but should a 10-year anniv. necessarily mean that they must update their gadgets to something huge? (Which is still most likely)

    I mean, instead of upgrading most of their gadget lines, (Macs, iPhones, iPads) is there a chance that they will instead make some kind of huge sales, release new casings, iTunes discount, etc etc?

    Still hoping for the re-design though.
     
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  3. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I think the rumor of the 10th being a big one was ultimately born from this one, based on the leaks we have seen, shaking up to be a pretty boring one.

    There's always a possibility they do nothing special at all.
     
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    It is an update to most people when it has a new design even if the specs inside isn't as dramatic which is why the s-cycle(s) were created. To fix early issues of a new revamp.
     
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    I wouldn't expect a full update for the tenth anniversary. Assuming that this year's model comes out in September, that means that the anniversary will be nine months later (29 June 2017). The shortest iPhone cycle so far is eleven months, and they're usually about twelve, so nine would be pushing it for a major update.

    Anything is possible, but I don't except a major update.
     
  6. joeblow7777 macrumors 68040

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    I don't think that people expect a 10th anniversary update on the exact date. Presumably it will be a September 2017 release, but it will still be the iPhone's 10th year.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    Apple would rather sell you 5 future iPhones with 1 new feature each rather than 1 iPhone with 5 new features. For this reason I do not think the iPhone in 2017 will be "magical" and include a glass casing, wireless charging, waterproof, no home button and whatever feature our imaginations can come up with.

    I don't expect discounts/sales either considering that reduces profit margins.
     
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    I hadn't considered that, although if it's past the actual date then it'll technically be the 11th year :)
     
  9. I7guy macrumors G5

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    The 10th anniversary will be their best phone yet.:p
     
  10. Superrjamz54 macrumors regular

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    better then Samesung who would rather takeaway multiple features 1 year only to reintroduce them the next to increase sales.
     
  11. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    I think they could make a start with this years model, what if they put a force touch home button in the iPhone 7? next year they then update the display with OLED and a complete redesign. I think this years biggest feature will be the cameras, maybe a couple of other features as well. Usually by looking at the newest OS we can see a glimpse of what might be coming, looking at IOS 10, there are features like the Photo's app that can now recognise face, objects and places, this could tie in with the dual camera on the iPhone 7 for example.
     
  12. Arran macrumors 68040

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    My guess is a new material, color or surface finish for a 10th anniversary. Something obvious, but not technically demanding.

    Technical 'breakthroughs' (which some seem to be expecting) take time and big money to develop. When they are introduced, it's going to be in response to competitive market pressure, rather than to celebrate some arbitrary anniversary.
     
  13. andyw715 macrumors 6502a

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    Anniversary editions for phones? Does anyone care? I can see it for collectibles, like cars or something, short run anniversary editions...
     
  14. Armen macrumors 604

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    It's sad that people have written off this year's iphone as "meh" without even knowing anything about it aside from a few leaked pictures that makes it look similar to the 6S.
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    Samsung's approach is to sell you a phone, release that phone again a few months later that's a different color or "active" version.
     
  15. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    Very true, I still think Apple will have a feature that will make people want to upgrade, all there phones have after all they are trying to see them to us. Maybe we just don't know what it is, or maybe it's the camera with a killer dual lense.
     
  16. lchlch macrumors 6502a

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    But the iPhone 7 is the 10th iPhone ever released....
     
  17. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    Leaks doesnt lie. Especially when the iphone 7 is already in production. What you see in leaks is 80% of the real deal.
     
  18. RedOrchestra, Jul 25, 2016
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    As I posted before ... Surprising the number of commenters who are waiting for the revolutionary, knock your socks off, hit it out of the park, 10 Anniversary Edition iPhone in 2017 ... hope all your dreams come true ... personally, I wouldn't count on it.

    There was a ton of banter on just how great iOS 10 was going to be, ESPECIALLY for those iPad Pro owners - hey PRO software for PRO hardware ... and look what happened ... iMessage got the major overhaul and now Emoji are 3X larger and predictive ... now that's delivering, huh?
     
  19. bufffilm, Jul 25, 2016
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    It would be wildly funny if the 2017 phone was a 'S' type update. A lot of 6/6+ users will be -crushed- if that happens.

    I say that with all seriousness.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    What I'm saying is the iPhone 7 may look like the 6S but it doesn't mean it's not worth an upgrade. we don't know anything about the internals yet.
     
  21. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I don't think your average consumer would care much about a dual lens camera. I'd bet many don't even use their current phones to the max. I know I don't.

    But what my current phone does, it does extremely well. That's all I care about. I just want it to keep doing that without any hassle - so no upgrades for me this year. Upgrades are a pain: They cost you money and they waste your time.
     
  22. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    While this may be true, I can't see Apple sitting back and letting Samung claim that their Galalxy Phones are better in low light and their camera is overall better. I think a dual lense could be useful. I think most people care about that their phones just working and doing what you want them too. I don't mind upgrading if I think there is a reason too, I'm using the iPhone 6 Plus, I buy my iPhone's out right rather than contract. But the iPhone 6s didn't seem worth it for me, so the 7 probably will. I will wait and see what features the 7 has, there will no doubt be a reason from Apple for us to upgrade, the 6s was Live Photos, 3D Touch, and a better camera.
     
  23. Arran macrumors 68040

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    I do the same as you. Buy unlocked.

    However I didn't see live photos, 3d touch or a better camera as useful enough to make me want to replace my 1 year old iPhone 6. Even after 2 years with my iPhone 6, I still see no need to replace it.

    Now, if the screen was broken or the battery was failing or the lens was full of dust then I would a new one.

    Would I want the iPhone 7 or 7s or 8? Depends on what they offer, what they cost and what sort of deals are available on earlier-generation tech, I guess.
     
  24. Armen, Jul 25, 2016
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    Every iPhone has had at least 1 unique hardware/software feature that the previous model did not. I expect Apple to continue that trend otherwise why would someone with a iPhone 6 upgrade to a iphone 7 if it looks pretty much the same? Look at the history:

    • iPhone: First iPhone
    • iPhone 3G: 3G Data
    • iPhone 3GS: Voice Control
    • iPhone 4: Retina Display
    • iPhone 4S: Siri, LTE Data
    • iPhone 5: 4" display
    • iPhone 5S: TouchID
    • iPhone 6: 4.7" and 5.5" Display
    • iPhone 6S: Forcetouch
     
  25. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    And iPhone 7: big camera upgrades? Maybe or there could be something else that just hasn't leaked yet. I'm intrigued by the dual camera, which is said to only be on the 5.5" Plus/Pro version.
     

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