Why Apple Did Not Release a iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by applefan7, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. applefan7 macrumors newbie


    Jan 10, 2011
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    There is an iPhone 5, but its called the "iPhone 4S".
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Because Apple doesn't do a major re-design every year, just like the rest of the Apple product line (iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro etc...)
  4. phaggard macrumors regular

    Sep 28, 2007
    Because they just sold more Ip4S phones than any other IPhone yet on initial sales. They know what they're doing. Or at least Steve Jobs knew what he was doing.
  5. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2010
    I am sure there is a story out there we will not truly know for years. I bet they did have the radically redesigned iPhone5 in the pipeline for release soon, but they held it back.

    I bet they didn't want their coolest and best new phone released under Job's, knowing he wouldn't make it to Summer 2012 release. So they want the iPhone5 to wow everyone and show the world that Apple is still #1 after Job's death.


    That is a little misleading. This is the first launch in the U.S. where all three major carriers had it for sale at the same time. A real comparison would be looking at just ATT #'s.
  6. MagnusF macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    And AT&T have aldready said that it is the best selling iPhone so far
  7. bpeeps macrumors 68020


    May 6, 2011
    This is all common sense, don't need a tl;dr article to prove it.
  8. StoneSoup macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2011
    maybe they're just not fully ready, or the thing's not fully tested. the iphone 4s is a pretty revolutionary phone in its own right.
  9. Darthdingo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 11, 2010
    How so compared to the iPhone4 running iOS5 ? They are not radically night and day different, they are actually extremely close hardware wise to keep manufacturing costs down for Apple and make the biggest bang for their buck.

    Revolutionary would be the iPhone5...evolutionary is the 4S.
  10. 2010RS macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2009

    Only a apple fanboy would ever even suggest this type of ridiculous theory.

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