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How correct am I?

  • Definitely!

    Votes: 2 4.8%
  • Maybe, it's possible.

    Votes: 3 7.1%
  • Probably not but who knows.

    Votes: 13 31.0%
  • No, definitely wrong!

    Votes: 24 57.1%

  • Total voters
    42

sergey19

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Oct 13, 2010
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This is completely speculation but I believe it's something to think about/consider.
It seems like Apple is gearing up to release their new iPods, iPhones and possibly iPads all in the coming months. All three have to do with iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). It seems odd that Apple, a company that prefers to space out major releases would consider holding so many events and major releases all at approximately the same time.

I was reading the forums and someone threw out the possibility of Apple switching away from the dock connector in favor of something newer, thinner and possibly faster and that is why they want to release all of them at the same time. This seems like a possibility (especially with thunderbolt out).

However, I thought what if Apple wants to build in some kind of a technology, related to iOS, that will make the three interact better with each other. How about NFC? It would make sense, I mean payment on the iPhone and exchange of data between the three different devices.

I mean imagine you are on a web page (reading an article) on your iPad and decide to continue reading it on your iPhone, what if you could bring up/touch your iPhone to your iPad and it would automatically send the webpage from one to the other (kind of like the exchange of data on I believe it is WebOS, I am not completely sure).

It would make sense and it would help with taking some of the load off of iCloud because if this doesn't happen then you would add the page to your reading list and through iCloud it would be added on your other iOS device.

This is just speculation but it wouldn't be too surprising if this is intact true (I mean Apple has been trying to make all your Apple devices work better together recently, especially with the release of iCloud).
 

boss.king

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Apr 8, 2009
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I highly, highly doubt any of those is the reason the iPhone release is later than usual.

1) I don't think they will switch to thunderbolt when they make so much off the 30 pin connector
2) As you've said, just add a page to your reading list. no need for gimmicky things like touching devices together to transfer data.
3) I think it's based on iOS 5 not being ready yet.

EDIT:
holding so many events and major releases all at approximately the same time

Which major releases are these? The ones you speculated earlier? Your whole post is based on an assumption that all these devices will be refreshed. The iPad 3 will most likely only be out next year.
 

sergey19

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 13, 2010
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I highly, highly doubt any of those is the reason the iPhone release is later than usual.

1) I don't think they will switch to thunderbolt when they make so much off the 30 pin connector
2) As you've said, just add a page to your reading list. no need for gimmicky things like touching devices together to transfer data.
3) I think it's based on iOS 5 not being ready yet.

I understand what you are saying and honestly I doubt that what I am saying is completely true but I just had an interesting thought and wanted to share it, I mean who knows!

Plus this would be faster than reading list and you could share stuff (pictures, articles, videos, etc.) with friends. I mean it could be kind of cool.
And I mean I don't know if this could be possible but could they introduce some kind of a new dock connector that is backwards compatible (like Mini Display Port and Thunderbolt) but is at the same time much faster, I doubt it but again who knows.
 

boss.king

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Apr 8, 2009
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I understand what you are saying and honestly I doubt that what I am saying is completely true but I just had an interesting thought and wanted to share it, I mean who knows!

Plus this would be faster than reading list and you could share stuff (pictures, articles, videos, etc.) with friends. I mean it could be kind of cool.
And I mean I don't know if this could be possible but could they introduce some kind of a new dock connector that is backwards compatible (like Mini Display Port and Thunderbolt) but is at the same time much faster, I doubt it but again who knows.

Possibly, but I strongly doubt it. Why not just tweet the link, or email it to a friend. It's kind of a solution to a problem that isn't there.
 

Nicolas4ever

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Jul 7, 2010
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i think they prepare something big for the iOSDevices line.Im sure that the delay of the iPhone isn't just an overheating of the A5
 
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sergey19

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Original poster
Oct 13, 2010
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EDIT:


Which major releases are these? The ones you speculated earlier? Your whole post is based on an assumption that all these devices will be refreshed. The iPad 3 will most likely only be out next year.


Even if the iPad is not refreshed (which I understand is very likely) there is still the iPhone 5, released together with iOS 5 so they have to preview some of the new hidden features in the beta versions that have not been announced yet (if they are releasing them which seems likely). For example, the rumored/found voice features.

PLUS, the brand new iPods.

This seems like 2 very big events. I mean they could combine them but I doubt it.
 

pezasied182

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Jun 3, 2011
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And I mean I don't know if this could be possible but could they introduce some kind of a new dock connector that is backwards compatible (like Mini Display Port and Thunderbolt) but is at the same time much faster, I doubt it but again who knows.

I feel like with wireless sync coming out, I don't think Apple is too worried about the current 30 pin dock changing
 

sergey19

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Original poster
Oct 13, 2010
97
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Possibly, but I strongly doubt it. Why not just tweet the link, or email it to a friend. It's kind of a solution to a problem that isn't there.

Just the same way that AirDrop is a solution to a problem not really there. Don't you think?

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I feel like with wireless sync coming out, I don't think Apple is too worried about the current 30 pin dock changing

I realized that after posting.

I doubt that they will do anything with the 30 pin dock connector but I think something big is released that has to do with all 3 sets of devices.
 

sergey19

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 13, 2010
97
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But that's file transfer. It's harder to tweet or email a 3GB file than it is to tweet/email a URL.

True.
But at the same time, I mean imagine you took a good picture with your iPhone and want to share it with a friend next to you (maybe a group picture) what if you could just bump your two iPhones together to share it. It would be cheaper since you don't have to email it over 3G, better for carriers, and faster for you.

Or imagine an HD video that you took with your iPhone and you want to share.

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i think they prepare something big for the iOSDevices line.Im sure that the dela y of the iPhone isn't just an overheating of the A5

Agree with you.
 

lilcosco08

macrumors 65816
May 27, 2010
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This is completely speculation but I believe it's something to think about/consider.
It seems like Apple is gearing up to release their new iPods, iPhones and possibly iPads all in the coming months. All three have to do with iOS (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). It seems odd that Apple, a company that prefers to space out major releases would consider holding so many events and major releases all at approximately the same time.

I was reading the forums and someone threw out the possibility of Apple switching away from the dock connector in favor of something newer, thinner and possibly faster and that is why they want to release all of them at the same time. This seems like a possibility (especially with thunderbolt out).

However, I thought what if Apple wants to build in some kind of a technology, related to iOS, that will make the three interact better with each other. How about NFC? It would make sense, I mean payment on the iPhone and exchange of data between the three different devices.

I mean imagine you are on a web page (reading an article) on your iPad and decide to continue reading it on your iPhone, what if you could bring up/touch your iPhone to your iPad and it would automatically send the webpage from one to the other (kind of like the exchange of data on I believe it is WebOS, I am not completely sure).

It would make sense and it would help with taking some of the load off of iCloud because if this doesn't happen then you would add the page to your reading list and through iCloud it would be added on your other iOS device.

This is just speculation but it wouldn't be too surprising if this is intact true (I mean Apple has been trying to make all your Apple devices work better together recently, especially with the release of iCloud).

Yeah, new WebOS devices do the exact same thing you described
 

sergey19

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 13, 2010
97
8
Yeah, new WebOS devices do the exact same thing you described


Thanks I am aware of that. I mean Apple kind of copied the whole "new" notification tray from Android I mean they could copy this from WebOS.

sergey19 said:
kind of like the exchange of data on I believe it is WebOS
 

danpass

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Jun 27, 2009
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Glory
perhaps something to do with the iCloud function they're pushing (fortunate pun activated) :D
 

rockyroad55

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Jul 14, 2010
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Or maybe they're changing the entire release pattern. Both iPod and iPhone in the fall because of the product's similarities rather than having two events for them. The touch is a great device that's selling very very well so since it runs iOS 5 too, why not just announce two iOS devices at the same time?

iPad? Not too sure about that because it's in a different type of tech category.
 

Nicolas4ever

macrumors 6502a
Jul 7, 2010
710
1
Or maybe they're changing the entire release pattern. Both iPod and iPhone in the fall because of the product's similarities rather than having two events for them. The touch is a great device that's selling very very well so since it runs iOS 5 too, why not just announce two iOS devices at the same time?

iPad? Not too sure about that because it's in a different type of tech category.
it would be cool to have all the iOS devices in one event but i doubt it
 

sergey19

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 13, 2010
97
8
Who says the iPhone is delayed?
Who says the next iPad is early?

Lets see...

June 2007- Original iPhone
July 2008- iPhone 3G
June 2009- iPhone 3GS
June 2010- iPhone 4
June/July 2011- NOTHING

Hmm.... the iPhone 5 sure seems delayed when compared to the usual release cycle.

And if the next iPad is in fact released this fall it would be early (as opposed to being released in March).
 

blubyu

macrumors member
Feb 10, 2010
93
0
Lets see...

June 2007- Original iPhone
July 2008- iPhone 3G
June 2009- iPhone 3GS
June 2010- iPhone 4
June/July 2011- NOTHING

Hmm.... the iPhone 5 sure seems delayed when compared to the usual release cycle.

And if the next iPad is in fact released this fall it would be early (as opposed to being released in March).

How can something be delayed if it hasn't been announced yet?
 

Merkie

macrumors 68020
Oct 23, 2008
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Apple simply wants to change the cycle. They probably feel an autumn release is better than a summer release.
 

noatonement

macrumors member
Jul 27, 2011
54
0
True.
But at the same time, I mean imagine you took a good picture with your iPhone and want to share it with a friend next to you (maybe a group picture) what if you could just bump your two iPhones together to share it. It would be cheaper since you don't have to email it over 3G, better for carriers, and faster for you.

Not 100% sure if what your talking about is the same thing that i'm thinking...but they do have an app called "Bump" that lets you share apps, pictures, and you can text through it.

http://bu.mp/
 

sergey19

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 13, 2010
97
8
How can something be delayed if it hasn't been announced yet?

I mean off from the usual release cycle.

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Not 100% sure if what your talking about is the same thing that i'm thinking...but they do have an app called "Bump" that lets you share apps, pictures, and you can text through it.

http://bu.mp/

Yeah I've heard of bump and this is sort of what I'm talking about but I'm just saying it would be more efficient with NFC.
 

twitt3r

macrumors 6502
Apr 13, 2009
298
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Definitely wrong, given there is no early iPad release...people will believe anything...
 
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