Has Apple Ever...

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  1. darnovo macrumors regular

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    Gone beyond the usual product launch cycle and it only been a spec bump?

    Just seems like Launching next iphone months later than usual and only spec bump would create a lot of bad press... just wondering if any other products from Apple have done this,
     
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  3. seinman macrumors regular

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    Really, the iDevices are the only things they sell that have "usual product launch cycles," so while the MBPs and other desktop/laptops have gone different lengths of time with only spec bumps, it's hard to draw a conclusion from that since they never had a release schedule to begin with.
     
  4. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    I believe Apple needs to blow the world away with their next gen iPhone, or they will fall behind even more that now. They release the IP4 last year, and now decide to launch the white one 3,4 months before the usual new iPhone date? I don't know if they did it on purpose or by pressure, but I have a small percentage of hope that they might be planning something special for the world, to blow us away. That's my opinion.
     
  5. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    iPhone 3G -> 3GS is practically a spec bump & an extra "S"
     
  6. awadeee macrumors 68020

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    Falling behind? Did you not read the RIM open letter? Apple is owning right now, and they will continue to own. iPhone 4s are still selling, but I do agree that the new iteration of the iPhone should be more than a minor spec bump.
     
  7. radiogoober macrumors 6502a

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    LOL in what planet is Apple falling behind?

    They just announced iCloud. Combine iCloud with iOS 5.0 and the iPhone hardware and Apple is still light years ahead of everyone on the market.
     
  8. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    Personally if the new IPhone is just a spec bump I'm buying a new blackberry. I hate the form facto of the 4 feels too clunky in my hand.
     
  9. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    A blackberry :confused: if your not satisfied with the iPhone go android. When you look at all that's available, blackberries are pretty far down the list.
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Exactly. The iPhone is much more than just it's hardware.
     
  11. JetBlack7 macrumors 68020

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    If Apple is launching a new phone, then it will own the phone market even more, if not, some people are not pacient enought to wait for it, and will shift to another phone.
     
  12. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    I don't like android. And I just bought an iPad and have been missing my blackberry. I constantly swap my sim card between the iPhone and blackberry. I still think they are nice. To each his own. There is way too much hatred in these forums.
     
  13. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    I don't "hate" blackberry, I just think if you look at what's out there, RIM doesn't have much to offer compared to iOS or Android.
     
  14. ESPN macrumors regular

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    Do you not know about android and how their 50+ phones are quickly catching if not passing Apple for marketshare.
     
  15. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    While true, it was a big spec bump. The 3GS is still a very good device over 2 years after it's launch. I had a 3G a year ago right before the 4 came out... it wasn't.
     
  16. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    No it's not. It was a massive leap forward, improving on every aspect of the phone except the outer case and the screen. That's very different to a spec bump. If anything the original iPhone>3G was more of a spec bump.
     
  17. Prodo123, Jul 3, 2011
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    Spec bump = Internals change
    New product = Design change + spec bump

    MacBook Pro 2010 -> 2011 was a spec bump, although a big one. It was not a new product that is set apart from other MacBook Pros, as it was during the Unibody update.
    In the same manner, not many people can tell an iPhone 3G and a 3GS apart. The design is the same. But, a massive spec bump was there.
     
  18. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    So if, hypothetically, Apple released the exact same phone if a different case as the iPhone 5, that would be a new product, but an entirely new set of internals in the same case would simply be a spec bump?
     
  19. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Jeez, I keep forgetting stuff today. Fixed for your comprehension.
     
  20. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    Ah ok, that makes more sense now :D
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I would call the white iPhone 4 a spec bump to the black iPhone 4...

    You know, since white is obviously better than black. :p
     
  22. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Hey now, we don't need that kind of racist thinking here!
     
  23. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    And just what does the iPhone 5 need to have to blow the world away?
     

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