I think I know the reason behind the delay of the release of the iPhone 4S/5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Yellowstone2012, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Yellowstone2012 macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    A while back, Apple's COO announced a $3.9 billion dollar investment in something that would be put to "fantastic" use. Now, the amount seems a little high for components that are already out on the market. (camera, memory, etc) 3.9 billion dollars could very well bring the next iPhone a 4" 720p screen. The "leaked" cases that are larger also hint at a bigger screen. (why make the iPhone wider and longer?)
  2. Apple... macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2010
    The United States
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    That really doesn't explain the delay? :confused:
  3. saintforlife macrumors 65816

    Feb 25, 2011
    WTH? Your post has no connection to your subject. What exactly are u trying to say?
  4. Zalatorisaurus macrumors member


    Jun 26, 2011
    Welp, here's to another meaningless (and uncomprehendable) thread that will most likely be closed by a mod for lack of having a source to said rumor.
  5. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
  6. kfergiez macrumors 6502


    Jul 5, 2010
    Well I'm sure if you all used the very powerful tool of deductive reasoning, one could presume he's saying that the phones a late because of a screen upgrade.... Was it really that hard to figure out?
  7. Zalatorisaurus macrumors member


    Jun 26, 2011
    I was using sarcasm. I understood what he said, I just don't understand how it took apple 3 more months than usual to create something like a screen upgrade. Other phone companies do it every week. I understand the retina display conundrum, but they only have to make one phone a year (or 15 months this time). It seems odd that this would be the only factor that has held up the process. I've been wrong before and I'll be the first to admit it if I am. Here's to hoping there's plenty of new features!
  8. Skyjacker07 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2011
    That's what I was thinking, the masses have to be smarter than that, it makes perfect sense to me.
  9. Themaeds macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    Id much rather read a thread with an idea, than another "This is why I love my Iphone4" thread. The real delay might have been caused by overheating chips. It was a story on 9to5 which was submitted to this site, but never posted
  10. Certinfy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2011
    The 'delays' probably are due to Apple being happy enough with their current sales of the iPhone 4 and wanting to make the most of it. I mean the white iPhone 4 was released like a month before WWDC so no doubt that they wanted that to sell as well as it possibly could too.
  11. macingman macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2011
    Just because the change the formfactor isn't a reason for a delay. Was the iPhone 4 delayed due to a change of formfactor. It's more likely they had a problem with putting the A5 chip in the iPhone or similar.
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003

    Or they planned a September launch all along.
  13. Savor Suspended


    Jun 18, 2010
    I believe it is three reasons -

    - Still strong sales of the 4.

    - Overheating problems of the A5

    - Moving it to Sept could also mean this becomes their new schedule to announce new iPhones instead of June.

    Will get them to prep for the Holiday season. iPod sales are on the decline. Most people just pass on their old iPhones to their children as iPod touches. MP3/PMP player market is becoming overkill and too niche. Running its course with the iPod touch. Apple pretty much killed off upgrading their iPod classics because of slow sales. And iCloud is not going to help them revive it.

    I am also thinking if Apple is waiting on what Ice Cream Sandwich might look like. Google is going to unify phones and tablets. This can eliminate some of the fragmentation and give Android users more timely updates. By the time iPhone 5 comes out with the same A5 chip found in an iPad running at 1.2GHz dualcore, the HTC Vigor gets announced and is running at 1.5GHz dual core processor, has the new Ice Cream Sandwich, and has the first 720p display for a phone. You can wait for the iPhone 5 all you like, but newer technology waits for noone.
  14. ViPhone macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2010
    Miami, Florida
    Correct me if I'm wrong,

    But less than $4 billion doesn't really take a big chunk out of Apple's supposed $79 billion in cash.

    After all they spent that much a little while ago to take some of Nortel's patents to keep them out of the hands of a patent trolling company.
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    They’re probably making sure the don’t have another antennagate, if anything.
  16. davelanger macrumors 6502a

    Mar 25, 2009
    Apple has more to spend than the US govt at this point, I really dont think that is the problem. I think they want to just wait to release the iphone 5 when IOS is released that would make the most sense Also they needed to push it back a bit because verizon just got the iphone and they had to make it fair.
  17. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    This guy gets it. These are the four logical reasons that would constitute to the delay. Personally I think the most likely is the overheating A5 problem (Apple wouldn't want their new iPhone to also be attacked by an overhyped report of a problem it has from launch day).
  18. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2010
  19. sexualchocolate macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2008
    Not an accident

    To me it seems like the delay was planned and not caused by accident. Apple loves to introduce a new version of iOS with every new iPhone. But obviously iOS was also not close to be ready at the usual time. Sure, they could have easily pushed that back as well, but it just seems unlikely to me.
    Maybe this belief just stems from the hope that they took all this time to develop something really neat. :)
    One other guess might be, that they were really working on two different phones, like some rumors suggest, and they wanted to release them both at the same time, so it took a bit longer to accomplish that.
  20. mikelegacy macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Personally, the eccentric in me still hopes the delay is due to LTE compatibility.....

    but the realist in me says it's because of the display and the overheating.
  21. Jagardn macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2011
    We all have more to spend than the US Govt. :D
  22. Jett0516 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 5, 2010
    I'm pretty sure the delay is due to the Verizon iPhone. Apple and Verizon wants the newest iPhone to come out at the same time as at&ts.
  23. Maschil macrumors 6502a


    Jun 19, 2011
    makes senses as well as the iOS 5 release....

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