iPhone lifecycle?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by G.I. Joe, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. G.I. Joe macrumors regular

    G.I. Joe

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    Hi guys,

    What to you think? Will we go back to +/- 6 months cycle or should we expect a yearly update?

    When do you think we can expect the iPhone 5 launch and why?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ramio macrumors 6502a

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    I think a 6 month cycle is too short. It would make many iphone owners not happy. My guess is they will release the iphone 5 and every other iphone after that in September/October. Business wise, September/October is better as it's closer to holiday season and that's when people buy the most. Again, with the iphone, people buy any time.
     
  3. I8P'CS macrumors 6502

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    October 5th 2012 a iPhone 5 on the anniversary of steve death r.i.p or steve legacy device iPhone. Just my thoughts
     
  4. mrxak macrumors 68000

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    I expect they'll be releasing new iPhones every October, maybe September if they can get them out in time, but probably no later than October. It makes good business sense since it's before the holidays with enough lead-time they can ramp up sufficient production, and it gives them enough time between releases that they can still sell plenty of the old model (the 4 was still selling like crazy even just recently). They'll release iPads opposite iPhones in the year.

    The next one will be the iPhone 6, since it's the sixth iPhone.
     
  5. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

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    Not possible to really say that there is "one" cycle

    Everyone is different

    I am a year-long cycle person while others I know get a new phone every 2-3 years.
     
  6. G.I. Joe thread starter macrumors regular

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    I meant Apple's iPhone release cycle. I still have my 3G. :)
     
  7. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    It looks as though the "new cycle" is for iPad first quarter and iPhone third on annual basis.
     

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