Earliest date for revised design?

When could Apple release new or revised iPhone hardware without angering you?

  • Oct 2010

    Votes: 9 12.2%
  • Nov 2010

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dec 2010

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jan 2011

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Feb 2011

    Votes: 1 1.4%
  • Mar 2011

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Apr 2011

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • May 2011

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jun 2011

    Votes: 48 64.9%
  • Never...iPhone 4ever!!!

    Votes: 16 21.6%

  • Total voters
    74

dwreck

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Nov 28, 2006
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For iPhone 4 owners only: what is the earliest date that Apple could release new or revised iPhone hardware without angering you?
 

Stein357

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Summer 2011.
 

iHeartapple2

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Jun 29, 2010
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Don't think there will be any revisions to the iPhone 4 until iPhone 5 is released! People keep spreading rumors that Apple is going to start shipping iPhone 4's with a redesign and this is simply a rumor! People let's move on. The iPhone 4 has been released and Steve Jobs has had the press conference to address the issues that a small number of you are having. If you have issues put a case on it! If you are still not happy take it back, get a refund, and go buy one of those crappy Android phones and stop talking about this day after day. It is getting really old!
 

samcraig

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Jun 22, 2009
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Oh good.. another poll on this subject. I was hoping someone would try and find out where that line is in the sand...


Apple will have a bloodbath on their hands if they update the iPhone before their normal June timeline.
 

-aggie-

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Jun 19, 2009
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Oh good.. another poll on this subject. I was hoping someone would try and find out where that line is in the sand...


Apple will have a bloodbath on their hands if they update the iPhone before their normal June timeline.
Oh, in my response above I was assuming they just made a change to respond to the antenna complaints. If they updated the whole design, yeah, I'd be pissed if it was before June 2011.
 

dwreck

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Original poster
Nov 28, 2006
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You didn't even read the OP, did you?:confused::rolleyes:


Edit: Now that I see there is a poll, all I can say is it seems to be another poll making assumptions of this "after September fix" that's been dreamed.
Well, not exactly. The question isn't about whether we think a hardware revision is coming, because we all know that it is...eventually.

Really, my question is about people's attitudes towards such a revision. Within a half-hour of opening the poll, June 2011 is already leading the other options by a substantial margin.

My thinking is that iPhone customers feel that, not only are they buying an iPhone, they're buying a 12 month contract to have the latest-and-greatest iPhone. Apple's done themselves a bit of a disservice by falling into a pattern of releasing each subsequent hardware revision in June; if iPhone 3G had come in August 2008 and iPhone 3GS had come in May 2009, they would have potentially avoided being almost locked into a 12 month release schedule. (It's ironic that Apple seems to know better--that's exactly the reason they gave for pulling out of MacWorld Expo). I've heard some speculation that iPhone 4 was released before it was really ready partly due to the Gizmodo scoop, but also probably due to the past history of a new iPhone each year in June.

It's almost certain that one of Apple's top priorities for the new revision of iPhone hardware is a fix for this antenna issue; I'm sure no one at Apple wants to relive the past 30 days. With their best and brightest working their hardest at it, it's possible they'll come up with a solution that would allow them to release a new revised iPhone before June 2011, but it seems that will just piss current iPhone 4 owners off.

The thing that's just a little bit tragic about that is that iPhone customers seem to be so obsessed with having the latest-and-greatest that they'd rather see Apple stifle innovation than risk not having the newest iPhone in their pockets.
 

samcraig

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Jun 22, 2009
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Oh, in my response above I was assuming they just made a change to respond to the antenna complaints. If they updated the whole design, yeah, I'd be pissed if it was before June 2011.
Well that's the problem with the poll. How hard is it to ask one and ONLY one question.

TWO questions that are mutually exclusive are being asked. How does one vote?
 

-aggie-

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Jun 19, 2009
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Well, not exactly. The question isn't about whether we think a hardware revision is coming, because we all know that it is...eventually.

Really, my question is about people's attitudes towards such a revision. Within a half-hour of opening the poll, June 2011 is already leading the other options by a substantial margin.

My thinking is that iPhone customers feel that, not only are they buying an iPhone, they're buying a 12 month contract to have the latest-and-greatest iPhone. Apple's done themselves a bit of a disservice by falling into a pattern of releasing each subsequent hardware revision in June; if iPhone 3G had come in August 2008 and iPhone 3GS had come in May 2009, they would have potentially avoided being almost locked into a 12 month release schedule. (It's ironic that Apple seems to know better--that's exactly the reason they gave for pulling out of MacWorld Expo). I've heard some speculation that iPhone 4 was released before it was really ready partly due to the Gizmodo scoop, but also probably due to the past history of a new iPhone each year in June.

It's almost certain that one of Apple's top priorities for the new revision of iPhone hardware is a fix for this antenna issue; I'm sure no one at Apple wants to relive the past 30 days. With their best and brightest working their hardest at it, it's possible they'll come up with a solution that would allow them to release a new revised iPhone before June 2011, but it seems that will just piss current iPhone 4 owners off.

The thing that's just a little bit tragic about that is that iPhone customers seem to be so obsessed with having the latest-and-greatest that they'd rather see Apple stifle innovation than risk not having the newest iPhone in their pockets.
Yeah, I assumed wrong above. Samcraig straightened me out.

Actually, I'd probably not even get the new one next year. I waited two years for the iPhone 4. I'll probably wait 2 years for the next one, unless there are some significant enhancements.
 

samcraig

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Jun 22, 2009
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Apple's done themselves a bit of a disservice by falling into a pattern of releasing each subsequent hardware revision in June; if iPhone 3G had come in August 2008 and iPhone 3GS had come in May 2009, they would have potentially avoided being almost locked into a 12 month release schedule.
Sorry - but you don't know a thing about how long it takes a product to get to market. Not just Apple - but to get a new phone out every year is daunting and amazing at the same time.

I've worked for a major phone manufacturer and some phones literally take YEARS to hit the marketplace. And go through so many revisions during that time.
 

-aggie-

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Jun 19, 2009
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Sorry - but you don't know a thing about how long it takes a product to get to market. Not just Apple - but to get a new phone out every year is daunting and amazing at the same time.

I've worked for a major phone manufacturer and some phones literally take YEARS to hit the marketplace. And go through so many revisions during that time.
I think he's reacting to the pressure from the Droid and it's revisions.
 

hunter x az

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Jun 19, 2010
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I thought Apple made it clear that there is no antenna issue? Are you guys still going on about that?

Next revision = iPhone 5. Or LTE.
 

dwreck

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Original poster
Nov 28, 2006
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Sorry - but you don't know a thing about how long it takes a product to get to market. Not just Apple - but to get a new phone out every year is daunting and amazing at the same time.

I've worked for a major phone manufacturer and some phones literally take YEARS to hit the marketplace. And go through so many revisions during that time.
Um, I realize that. All I'm saying is that it's not a coincidence that Apple's released a new iPhone every June since 2007, and now iPhone customers expect that. If they were to have released iPhone 4 in March 2010 or September 2010, there would have been pandemonium....at least on MacRumors Forums.
 

eternlgladiator

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Jun 20, 2010
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As soon as the first week of October.
No, No, No. Stop creating speculation whocaresit. Every thread like this I've read has you on here talking about secret modifications and updates. Do you have any idea what your talking about? Apple is not going to revise the iPhone 4 and piss off 3+ million customers. They said there is no problem. They issued what they deem the fix for it and that's the end of it. Will there be a change to the design in the future? Most likely, but I can promise it will be the next version of the iPhone that has no resemblance to the name iPhone 4.
 

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