Why does there have to be a new iPhone every year? It's not cool IMHO

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by XciteMe, Nov 5, 2009.

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  1. XciteMe macrumors 6502

    May 21, 2009
    Santa Monica, CA
    Cuz that means the owners of last years model feel like their device is a fossil and the new one is all the rave and everyone WANTS IT! And the last years model is the ugly stepchild with freckles and red hair! It's SOO unfair cuz APple does this... I mean we pay $HUNDRED$$$ of dollars on the iPhones not including the voice and data plans...

    IMHO Apple should only release a new iPhone every 3 years. And that way they don't divide us into camps. It's like right now 3G owners wish so badly they had the faster processor and more RAM of the 3GS, and the video recording and better camera and Voice Control... But nooooo, they can't. I feel bad cuz I have the 3GS and they just have 3G.

    IMHO who agrees with me?
  2. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    Consumers don't give a damn about faster processors, you'll find these feelings of having to be on the cutting edge is something mostly found in the geek population.
  3. Zyniker macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
  4. CandyCane23049 macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2009
    Apple just doesn't do it. All the carriers other companies plus the carriers do it.
    They hype a certain phone up for a certain amount a time, next thing you know 2 of the same phone is coming out.

    Happen with me at VZW. I got the Storm in Feb. this year and 7-8 months later Storm 2 comes out. In the mean time I paid over $200 for my phone and in six months it dropped to $50. Also in addition they are touting the DROID phone.:mad:

    Now I have a 3GS and I'm as happy as I can be. If they do come out with another iphone, I'll be content. Hopefully when my contract is up, something better will be available.
  5. Harman M macrumors member

    Aug 1, 2009
    It's called hype. It may push those prospective buyers over the edge.
  6. ikaka macrumors regular


    Mar 5, 2009
    Ohhh really? Show him a 3G against 3GS (not saying wich one is witch) I'm sure they'll pick the 3GS. It's so much more convenient to use!
  7. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    There is a difference between getting to choose the old vs new, and already owning a fully functional older device.
  8. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a


    Jul 4, 2009
    South Tampa
    why should a company intentionally do something, or not do something, to make less money? they're a business, and the goal of a business is to make money. you sound a little childish because you don't realize that they're going to do whatever it takes to make the most money possible. it's basic economics, and you clearly have experienced them firsthand.

    and if you understand economics and know how to make money, the cost of getting a new iPhone ($200?) won't be an issue.

    AND if people are going to complain about what the latest iPhone doesn't have, Apple is going to try their best to make a new one with those feature as soon as possible

    you just got learned
  9. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    Apple should release a new phone every three years? Mmmhmm... :rolleyes:

    You feel bad because you have the 3GS and others don't? :rolleyes:

    I feel bad (for us) for having to see this post; or like you being "forced" to buy something new, we are "forced" to post to tell you how ridiculous your logic is.
  10. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    The OP made it sound like every consumer who bought a 3G was suddenly thinking to themselves "I wish I had the new faster processor, or the OpenGL 2.0 support!".

    We nerds are the only ones that care about specs like that.
  11. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    What the hell? Is this kindergarten sports and we can't keep score because it'll make the kids who lose feel bad? Things change, technologies progress, and someone will always have something newer and better than you. Grow up.
  12. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
  13. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Holy cow, I can't believe people are honestly responding to this with real answers!
  14. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Can't blame Apple or any other company for doing so. Blame the consumers who are quick to spend money on the latest upgraded device.

    I've been guilty of that myself a couple of times. :D
  15. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    If this phone was good enough for me, it will be good enough for all of you! Who needs all this "smart phone" nonsense!

  16. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
    Check my sig, there isn't anything there that isn't either outdated or last generation.

    I'm happy with every single piece of it.
  17. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
    Oh, the hours spent playing 'Snake' on one of those...
  18. Cask Guest

    Jul 14, 2008
    Well you say we only nerds care about, until something you want to do is not available on the older phone. Yesterday, I got a call for a friend who has kept their iPhone 2G for more than 2 years, and never really cared about the 3G or 3GS, while I upgraded both times. He was complaining for the first time about his iPhone, saying that it can run Asphalt 5, and it lags all the time, he is getting the 3GS to run games better. So, while only geeks like us care for the specs, the average customer will want an upgrade to the latest when something they want to use is broken or not available.
  19. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    I have every single iPhone model and next summer. I'll buy the new one too. I'll keep all the previous ones as well.

    I want new iPhones every year.
  20. army91c macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    One of my first cells! It was totally awesome.... The wife and I both had one when I lived in Germany. To hell with my iPhone, I wish I was still rocking that bad boy!
  21. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    More living proof, that this poster is obvious troll.
  22. greygray macrumors 68000


    Oct 22, 2009
    Trolling for attention eh? :rolleyes: GTFO with your Droid and stop trolling..
  23. eastercat macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Wow, last time I checked Steve Jobs was not forcing me to buy the latest model. I have a 3G and something called restraint.
    Considering what the others have said upthread, troll somewhere else.
  24. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    Reminds me of the guys over on the ATT forums who were angry that they couldn't get the iPhone 3G at a subsidized price. "Injustice!" "Monopoly!" "Anti-Trust!" they yelled.
    "We the consumers are outraged that Apple brings out new models every YEAR and we, loyal, lucrative and devout iPhone users are being shafted in such a way! They know we iPhone users will want to buy the latest gadgetry; they subsidized our first (3G) iPhone, why can't they do it again!" (cheers and agreement in the background)

    I still can't believe ATT bent over on that one. I was kinda impressed.
  25. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502


    May 9, 2007
    I never had that one but a friend of mine did. Here in Europe everybody went crazy over the interchangeable covers... and of course Snake.

    I never forget buying this nizzle piece of electronics:
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