Next iPhone June or October Launch?

iPhalandrew

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Since we had a later release of the 4S this year, do you think next years iPhone will be released in the same date range (mid-October) or be released at the WWDC conference like previous iPhone announcements. I know no one knows the answer to this I'm just looking for thoughts.
 

Widashy

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iPhone 3GS, 4 and 4S are selling quite well so the next iPhone won't certainly be releasing in March 2012(according to many sites). Expect it to be announced somewhere near October. iPhone 4S after all has a life of at least 1 Year.
 

SporkLover

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LOL, tech crowds are an interesting bunch. iPhone 4S came out in October, and already speculation on the next one is in full effect. Screen sizes, etc etc.

I hope it's in October. I like to say that I've had my current phone for at least a year before replacing it.
 

thatoneguy82

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Probably late September. I think this will give time to to address their supply issues and give them cushion time to fulfill ogress through the Holidays.
 

maddog91

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Its like people DONT pay attention and pretend like apple IS NOT PREDICTABLE. APPLE RELEASES THEIR STUFF every year at the same time..They pushed this iPhone back so they can have something to push since their iPod line is pretty much reaching a stalemate..They WONT releae an iPhone 6 months after the last one..Seriously people use your brain.
 

applefanDrew

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Except that internally they wanted the 4S out in June. But Siri issues held up iOS 5 and so the hardware was pushed back as well.
 

canucksfan88

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if i was a betting man i would say June. why you may ask?

i believe the iPhone 4S only came out because they couldn't afford to wait any longer for the iPhone 5. I am pretty sure the iPhone 5 was supposed to come out but due to manufacturing/development issues, it was not up to standard and so they scrapped it and went with the 4S.

logically, there is no reason for the 4S to have taken 3 extra months

june release!
 

AbSoluTc

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Sorry but the schedule has been reset. Anyone that thinks a June/July release is coming is a bit off their rocker. It will now be a fall/October release until something changes it. It's now timed so nobody gets screwed over. If you have an earlier release, all the people who upgraded in October will be bitching about it. Plus an October release finally puts Apples schedule back in check.

October. :)
 

kappaknight

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if i was a betting man i would say June. why you may ask?

i believe the iPhone 4S only came out because they couldn't afford to wait any longer for the iPhone 5. I am pretty sure the iPhone 5 was supposed to come out but due to manufacturing/development issues, it was not up to standard and so they scrapped it and went with the 4S.

logically, there is no reason for the 4S to have taken 3 extra months

june release!
If you were a betting man, you'd lose. Siri was what held up the release so "logically" there was a reason for the delay.

As for the next upgrade, it will probably be in the fall. The 4S is the best selling iPhone of all time. There's no need for them to do another upgrade until a few things click into place - mainly these things are much broader LTE support, wider NFC adoption and support, and enough of a software upgrade to Siri to call the release a major upgrade. Unfortunately many of those things are out of Apple's control. If none of those things are ready in the market, they'll just be shooting themselves in the foot with any new (modest) upgrades.
 

Mliii

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There are certainly many reasons to come to the opposite conclusion, but since we are just speculating here, it wouldn't completely shock me to see a redesigned form factor iPhone 5 released in the Summer with the 4s being retained as Apple's less expensive alternative/entry level phone.
Of course, I have no basis in fact for this speculation. It's just that.
 

ntrigue

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I'm sorry to bear the bad news but Apple will not update iPhones within 365 days of each other.
 

ThatsMeRight

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I'm sorry to bear the bad news but Apple will not update iPhones within 365 days of each other.
They actually did for years.

We just don't know what they are going to do. Maybe the iPhone 4S was a last-minute thought because the real fifth generation iPhone was not ready, or perhaps they just wanted to move the release closer to the holiday season.

Just assume the release is going to be in the fall of 2012 again. That way, if the iPhone 6 turns up in the summer of 2012 you won't be disappointed.
 

SR45

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I guess Steve jobs day ....
That just might be right. New phone on the day Steve Jobs Passed Away might just make sense from Apple.

Another guess would be some time in 2012, but before Dec 21st when the world is going to end according to the latest predictions. :eek:
 
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