No new ios devices for the first half of 2013?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Samtb, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Samtb macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    Many people are speculating that the new iPhones, iPads, iPods and even MacBooks are due after June this year. So do you think Apple wont release any new ios devices this year until June?
  2. KR15P macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2010
    There's dozens of rumors out there so your guess is as good as mine. I read an article where someone thinks iOS 7 is going to be released alongside a new iPad sometime in March or April. Gotta take them all with a grain of salt.
  3. Samtb thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jan 6, 2013
    I've noticed all these rumours predict launch months which Apple have used in the past such as March, June, September, October, November. Why doesn't anyone predict January, February, May, August or December launches?
  4. KR15P macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2010
    Apple stays predictable, they switched it up with the iPhone 4S launch in 2011, and suprising iPad 4 launch this past November, and im sure they have for a few other products, but for the most part, you can tell when a refreshed product is going to be released based on the past.
  5. madsci954 macrumors 68030

    Oct 14, 2011
    They try to stick to yearly cycles and unless there were delays, like with the 2012 iMacs, nothing has launched in those months for some time.

    The iPad was a spring release but with the iPad 4/Mini fall launch, that changed, so based on the year cycle,

    Apple TV - March
    Mac/OSX line - June-July
    iOS line - Septemebr-October

    Is this the outlook for 2013? No one but Apple knows.
  6. omenatarhuri macrumors 6502a

    Feb 9, 2010
    I think this makes sense. Apple is struggling with profit margins and the last thing they need is to make a new form factor of the iPad to suck down margins even more with initial manufacturing costs.

    Besides, the 4th Gen iPad can't really be added to that much. By fall we could see ac-Wifi, fingerprint scanning, NFC, iPad-mini-like-form and **** though.
  7. Ledgem macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    There was a rumor that Apple recognized the fast-paced upgrade cycle in the mobile device market, and that they were going to start to put out upgrades more frequently. It remains to be seen if that's actually going to happen, and how much faster they plan to release upgrades.
  8. jrswizzle macrumors 603


    Aug 23, 2012
    McKinney, TX
    Given the shakeup at the top of the iOS team, I could see iOS 7 either being accelerated as transitional update with iOS 8 coming later this year/early next year, or iOS 7 being pushed back to give Ive and co. more time to make some big changes.

    Either way, I don't think we can use past cycles to predict 2013 - given Apple's shakeup in 2012 and the increased competition, I see Apple doing some surprising things this year.

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