iPhone 5 - June/July or October?

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  1. megsalias macrumors regular

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    When do you think the new iPhone will come out? I've heard some people say that they're thinking it may be October now, but I'm still hoping for June/July.
     
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Do not forget the possibility that there will be NO iPhone 5 in 2011.
     
  3. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Well I believe Gruber and Darlymple so September is what I'm betting on. The other rumor regarding iPhone 5 taking no part in fiscal 2011 comes from a more questionable source, but I could see October obviously if it is true. What I'm saying is it won't be this summer b/c Gruber and Darlymple both have golden sources at Apple.
     
  4. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    Weren't Gruber's and Darlymple's statements based merely on the latest WWDC slogan?
     
  5. applefanDrew macrumors 65816

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    Nope. Darlymple gave his own sources for his reasoning.
     
  6. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It doesn't matter what we think. It wont change anything.
     
  7. PeteLP macrumors regular

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    I didn't see anyone claim that it would.
     
  8. MrMac'n'Cheese macrumors 6502a

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    It wouldn't hurt to go until summer 2012 for a new iPhone.

    All they'd do this summer is maybe iPhone 4S(speed)

    Maybe double the RAM and an A5 chip...
     
  9. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    We'll find out in another 2 months and 4 days.
     
  10. CandyCane23049 macrumors regular

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    This is what is making confused on rather to upgrade now or wait.
     
  11. MrMac'n'Cheese macrumors 6502a

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    Three words

    Wait, wait, wait.....


    iPhone 2012/iP6 will be the big update if they follow their current trends
     
  12. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    I'm glad there's another thread for me to say; late this year... Read the rumors, Apple is moving their new product releases to fall (closer to Xmas). In fact, there could be no iPhone update this year, given current world events.
     
  13. MrMac'n'Cheese macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    I'd favor yearly fall/winter releases for the iPhone, less people in line during a blizzard =]
     
  14. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    +1 for short lines. Who says I can't make constructive comments?
     
  15. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    Because it doesn't look like anything is coming during WWDC, I decided I would just buy a Verizon iPhone now. Hopefully I don't have buyers remorse come Sept or Oct.
     
  16. iApples macrumors 65816

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    The later it comes out the better for me. :) The longer I get to enjoy spending time with my beautiful iPhone 4.
     
  17. iVeBeenDrinkin' macrumors 65816

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    She really is beautiful, isn't she? Mine's almost a year old, and still as beautiful as the day I met her. BTW, I've not dropped any calls with her either, I hope there isn't a new release til 2012. That antenna gate bs ruined our resale value.
     
  18. MrMac'n'Cheese macrumors 6502a

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    +1 on the consensus iPhone 4 is the prettiest version to date.....
     
  19. LightSpeed1, Apr 2, 2011
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    I believe with the addition of the Verizon iPhone Apple-in an attempt to keep a uniform deployment of the iPhone-will need to to push it's original release time frame back. I'm sure they feel they need twice as many phones now, and the original allotted time is not enough to ensure that they can put an iPhone in the hands of everyone on launch like they like to do.
     
  20. yodaxl7 macrumors 6502a

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    My guess, August 2011 for announcement and launch date sept. 2011.
     
  21. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    A September launch might still be consistent with it taking no part in fiscal 2011. The last day of Apple's FY2011 is on 24th September so a launch during the week starting 26th Sep 2011 would be a possibility although I don't know Apple's revenue-recognition procedures when channel is involved so I don't know whether a launch in the last week in September would imply recognising revenue from channel stocking orders prior to launch (i.e. in FY2011) or whether revenue is recognised at point of sale or in daily/weekly/monthly sales returns from the channel. Both the latter would involve no revenue recognised in FY2011 from a launch (availability) in the last week of September.

    - Julian
     
  22. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    Wouldn't Apple take a serious hit if they had no iPhone"5" revenue for 2011?
     
  23. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    I've no idea. They would still have iPhone 4 revenue. Ultimately the decision is unlikely to be down to them though. Whatever rules they have for revenue recognition will be strictly enforced by their finance department and bending their rules is something that I don't think they'd want to do, they would open themselves up to all sorts of allegations regarding mis-representng revenue.

    In the past the IT industry has done some horrendeous things using shady tricks to shift revenue around so the major IT companies tend to try and stay squeaky-clean on this stuff nowadays. I know this from firsthand experience during my time in sales and business management roles where a lot of my time was taken up with revenue recognition issues.

    - Julian
     
  24. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603

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    For sure, but its not like Apple couldn't afford to have a rough quarter in order to better themselves in the future.
     
  25. iApples macrumors 65816

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    Oh she is. :)

    I've dropped a few calls but those have only been at my house. For some reason inside my house has crappy signal, but all around the outside I get 5 bars.
     

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