Upgrade cycle

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  1. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    With all the rumors abounding about a major update to the iphone set for 2017 I'm wondering how that would fit into the update cycle. If we get a small update with the iphone 7 in october, the next tic in the cycle would be the following year we get a 7S version, but i'm figuring the updates being spoken of Oled screen etc would fit more along the line of a Iphone 8 not an s cylec hange, so will apple upset the update cycle by doing major revisions on an s cycle, or will they abandon this pattern?
     
  2. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    They are rumored to moving to a three year cycle instead of a two year cycle that they do now.
     
  3. Scarpad thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Putting a major update when 2020 ? Good luck apple if they do that
     
  4. ABC5S macrumors 68040

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    No one here would know what Apple would do.
     
  5. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    Where did you get the idea that they hadn't done this before? Allow me to introduce you to the 4S and 5S phones. Major revisions on the S cycle are nothing new.
     
  6. Scarpad thread starter macrumors 68000

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  7. Sunny1990 macrumors 68000

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    Nothing can be said by now.only time will tell :)
     
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I beg to differ that the 5S wasn't a major revision, unless your criteria is simply how the phone looks. Touch ID and 64 bit architecture were huge. hat phone was possibly the most different than anything else before it.
     
  9. itsray macrumors 6502

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    where did you read this from? theres always been a new re-design every 2 years. people will be pissed if the iPhone coming out this year looks like the 6/6s
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    no glass back, bigger display etc not that different?.... ooookkkk.
     
  10. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    It's not really a rumor, just a prediction, but here is the link.
    http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/31/opinion-3-year-iphone-cycle/
     
  11. itsray macrumors 6502

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    so not even a rumor. just someone making up something they maybe think might be a rumor.

    but thanks for the link. it seems like some sites people need to keep their jobs so they make up random stuff.
     
  12. Aditya_S macrumors 6502

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    Actually, I just found a rumor regarding this from the same site.
    http://9to5mac.com/2016/05/31/iphone-three-year-cycle-claim/
     
  13. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    The alleged leaked parts also support the iPhone 7 looking similar to the 6 series. This has been going around for a while now.
     
  14. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    Even if the iPhone 7 is the same as the 6/6s... It does not mean that henceforth it will be 3 years between major design changes.

    I laugh at rumors like this and I laugh at those who would speculate on it.

    The real reason why no mayor design change is because they're saving it for 2017. Not enough time to do it this year and 2017 is a milestone year.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Thst will be an interesting 903 year design change cycle.
     

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