Plot twist: Apple announces iPhone 7 at the March 21 Event

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Marlos, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Marlos macrumors newbie


    Dec 20, 2015
    If those iPhone 7 leaks are the real deal, then why should Apple wait until September? Apple is falling behind in the smartphone market. Competitors like Samsung make very innovating products, like the S7 with GearVR. Maybe Apple can boost iPhone sales with an early release of the iPhone 7 along the SE. What do you guys think?
  2. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    Not going to happen.

    Every new version of the iPhone has also arrived with the next version of iOS. They haven't even started beta testing iOS 10 yet.
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Apple is falling behind by having record breaking profits?
  4. kch50428 macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2015
    North Iowa
    Apple is doomed... :)
  5. 617aircav Suspended

    Jul 2, 2012
    op on what basis did you make your assumption? Have you looked at apples financial outlook and interpreted as being gloomy?
  6. Uplift macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2011
    Apple is doing fine. Don't be mislead by 'innovation' with other vendors... it's a numbers game to them, all about smashing the cores, ghz, bazillion GB ram, futuristic features to look better than their competitors(Apple)... Apple will always have the upper hand, they aren't in this race, they focus on user experience, they have the software/hardware optimised to work together perfectly, the eco-system etc... and will always come out on top.
  7. Radon87000 macrumors 603

    Nov 29, 2013
    Declining Sales maybe?
  8. garirry macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2013
    Canada is my city
    Plot twist: It's just a prank, bro, there won't be any announcement that day, it's just going to be a video of rickrolling for two hours.
  9. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Ya, right. Never, ever going to happen.......Period
  10. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    In the words Jim Dalrymple, "Nope."
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    The thing that hasn't actually happened yet, and if it does we are talking about a slowdown in the acceleration of sales due to smartphone market saturation more than anything else. So basically still nothing to spell out anything falling behind or anything like that.
  12. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    I'd guess that most iPhone owners are in contracts (either the last of the 2-year ones, or the new installment plan ones) that have end/upgrade dates based around the usual iPhone launch time.

    If Apple launches the iPhone 7 now, there's a whole lot of people who won't be able to buy.
  13. bufffilm Suspended


    May 3, 2011
    There's a number of reasons why this won't fly.

    Apple likes having the new iPhone annoucement in Sept/Oct. The SE is a different animal.
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    That is not going to happen. That would be very unlike Apple.

    The S7 was not that big of a leap and I am sure that Apple will answer with a great iPhone 7 this fall.
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    I imagine the statement wasn't monetarily but technologically. I can agree to that in many ways. Obviously a matter of opinion, assuming money and profit aren't your only metrics.
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    One would really be impacting the other.
  17. Dave245 macrumors 603

    Sep 15, 2013
    Not going to happen! They won't even announce it at WWDC so this months event is a no, September will be the date like the other iPhone's before it. Apple will likely hold an event on Tueday 13th September and announce pre-orders for the Friday of that week (16th) the iPhone 7 will likely be available the following Friday, 26th September. Of course this is not set in stone and I'm only going off what Apple have done for the last few years.
  18. cableguy84 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2015
    If it were releasing this soon i would have expected more leaks to be honest
  19. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

    Sep 7, 2010
    That makes very little sense at this point in the 6s lifecycle. And all of the "leaks" at this point seems very rudimentary. I would expect to see more substantial leaks if the phone was launching in just a few weeks.

    Also, Apple is doing pretty darn well in the smartphone market. They have no reason to rush their next release.
  20. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    They're not falling behind, but the double digit iPhone growth is a thing of the past. Not because of lack of innovation but they've virtually tapped all markets and so now growth is slowing.
  21. Paddle1 macrumors 68040

    May 1, 2013
    The iPhone 6s just came out less than 6 months ago. That's why.
  22. Jimmy James macrumors 68040

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    Both the watch and iPhone have innovations that competitors don't, or haven't implemented with good effect.

    -3D Touch.
    -Touch ID is years old and I'm not sure the rest of the market has caught up.
    -Designing your own custom chipsets isn't innovative?

    I don't follow other platforms closely so I'd be curious to know how they fare on these points.

    What are the unique competitor offerings? Edge screen? Sure. Not for my use though, since I prefer a case.

    What am I missing?
  23. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    If give it a nice 0% chance of happening.

    If they did, I wouldn't mind because I already have the $ set aside for the next iPhone. :D
  24. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    Newbie posts thread saying Apple is doomed, never replies to thread. Don't feed the troll.
  25. Tthomas612 macrumors 65816


    Aug 24, 2013
    Bro, bro, bro... Declining sales? Really? The iPhone market hit a high that was way too high when the 6 was released ... The 6s and 6s plus is still selling way better then any other iPhone that has ever been released.

    Companies would absolutely kill to report what Apple reports for a quarter ... Even with "declining" sales
    --- Post Merged, Mar 16, 2016 ---
    Great way of putting it ... Now if only some
    Other people would realize this in this way

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