iPhone product roadmap

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CalMin, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. CalMin macrumors 6502a


    Nov 8, 2007
    The pre-order fiasco meant that I don't have my iPhone 4 reserved. While initially annoyed, I am a bit calmer now and am mostly assured that I will get one when I get one.

    The delay did make me think about Apple's product roadmap. My thoughts are:

    2007 - iPhone
    2008 - iPhone 3G
    2009 - iPhone 3GS
    (see wikipedia)

    2010 - iPhone 4
    2011 - iPhone 4G (faster 4G data speed + 64GB option)
    2012 - iPhone 4GS (faster CPU + some other new feature)

    2013 - iPhone 5

    None of this is rocket science, but it did get me thinking that since I couldn't get iPhone 4 on release day that perhaps I could wait for next years iteration. It seems to me that the the 3G was the sweet spot in in terms of a model that has not had a must have upgrade until iPhone 4.
  2. Crotalus_Joe macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2008
    I think next year will be iPhone 5, i think 3Gs was a way to get back to a sequential numbering system after the confusion caused by the jump from "iPhone" to "iPhone 3G".
  3. mgmusicman94 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2008
    I agree. I think it will just go 5, 6, 7, and so on.
  4. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    I can't see AT&T having a 4G network ready for the iPhone by 2011.
  5. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    A place
    I like your thinking, but I really would hate for Apple to take the HTC road and try to brand a phone as 4G, when its really avg. 3G. **cough sprint EVO**. Other than that, it looks like the roadmap is going to be set.
  6. PorterRocks macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2010
    As others have stated, I believe it will be:

    2011 - iPhone 5
    2012 - iPhone 6
    2013 - iPhone 7

    and so on...
  7. RobertD63 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    A place
    Of course there will be different names right? :p I think iPhone 4 is lame. iPhone HD? Hells yes.
  8. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    You forgot one:

    6/24/2010 - iPhone 4 GSM
    4th Quarter 2010 - iPhone 4 CDMA


    (sigh) Frankly, I don't really care at this point if the iPhone comes to Verizon or another carrier. I have very good coverage in my area with AT&T and if a bunch of people jump ship to another carrier, that just means AT&T's load will lighten and be better for those who stay with them!
  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    I disagree. I think the 3GS was must upgrade. The 3G did not impress me and I'm glad I didn't buy one even though ATT waived eligibility rules for me. I've been very happy w/ the GS. It runs 4.0 very fast unlike the 3G. I'm only upgrading to the 4 b/c ATT is letting me and I like the HD video w/ light and improved camera.
  10. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    The 3GS was a better upgrade than the 3G in my opinion too. 3G had the same hardware is the 2G, just with 3G signal support. The 3GS is very very fast which I appreciate a lot.
  11. Ars Diaboli macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Southern Red State
    I personally thought that the feature set of the 3GS was not enough to upgrade and I am glad I did not. While the 3G might have only been an incremental upgrade, the 3GS was even less.

    Now along comes i4. I think it is the right time and feature set for an upgrade!

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