What's the longest amount of time Apple has gone between events?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by PatriotInvasion, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. PatriotInvasion macrumors 65816

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    I mean, this has to be it right? No event in 6+ months, with seemingly nothing planned until June? Probably just to announce what everyone is expecting...an iPhone 5S with a better processor and maybe a Retina iPad Mini.

    Yeesh, my Apple fan-boyism is being tested. The Mac gets minimal attention now and my friends are starting to make me look bad with these big screen Galaxy and Nexus phones. Apple, please make a move that isn't followed by disappointment from the masses, which has been the case for a year and a half since the 4S was announced.
     
  2. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Really? :rolleyes: Pretty sure the 4s and 5 sold well - I am not at all disappointed with my iPhone 5. Why do you care what your friends use? The Macs are doing fine albeit in a shrinking PC market. ios 7 will be the big thing this year.
     
  3. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Seeing as how iPhone loyalist flock to iPhone releases no matter what it's like, sales do not necessarily indicate a good or bad product. Apple could put lesser specs in the 5s and it'll sell like hot cakes. Specs don't sell the iPhone, the brand does.

    I hoping for good things for iOS 7. I wanna See Jony Ive make me switch to iOS.
     
  4. PatriotInvasion thread starter macrumors 65816

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    A good chunk of those sales are the baby boomers who are finally switching from their flip phones to smartphones.

    The true iPhone fans want more out of the hardware and software so that the iPhone stays ahead of the pack. I love my iPhone 5 as well, but I do wish the screen was bigger and we can all agree iOS is in need of some sort of UI boost.

    Original point was that I'm surprised Apple hasn't had an event in a half a year and doesn't have one on the horizon for months. Strange for them.
     
  5. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Ok then, what does indicate good/bad product? Spec sheet? Reviews on tech sites?
     
  6. cyberdogl2 macrumors regular

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    i was scouring the forums for this exact sentiment. since i've started being an apple fan about only a decade ago, :apple: events have been happening like clockwork.

    the after-christmas period is followed by a *mini* lull before the excitement of a new year comes in with an apple event.

    i guess what i'm really saying is i need a steady dose of reality distortion field please
     
  7. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    There is no answer to the question. Its all down to preference and opinions. What might be one persons dream product may be another persons useless piece of crap.
     
  8. hopegrad macrumors newbie

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    Have to admit I'm on the same page here. I'm really surprised we blew through the first quarter without any announcement. Now, here we are heading into the second quarter without an announcement scheduled.

    While I appreciate innovation will prove difficult, we now face a situation where Apple is turning into a company with profit hinging on consumer sales in the late third/early fourth quarter. Take my situation as an example. I've purchased an iPad with a part of my first quarter bonus each year for the past two/three years. Last year I tossed in an AppleTV or two for good measure too. Those iPads became available in March each year.

    Here is my Apple purchasing in the the first quarter this year by comparsion. Zip, zilch, nada. No announcement in the first quarter means no purchasing of new Apple product in my household. Sure I'm buying on iTunes by I was purchasing on iTunes last year too.

    My thinking is the stock market fund managers reached a similar conclusion to mine. Apple this year turned into a company with a focus primarily on third/fourth quarter sales. This focus makes the company like most retailers who consistently view "Black Friday" as their break even day for the year. The only counterweight to this theory is how consumer stocks are doing.

    One last point to consider. I was in the SF Stonestown store a couple of times in the last week around 6:30pm each weeknight. The store had more staff than customers. This is the first time I've ever seen the store that empty in early April.

    I sure hope Apple can find its mojo again.
     

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