Why doesn't apple reveil their next iphone now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gta50419, May 17, 2012.

  1. gta50419 macrumors 6502

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    Then allow people to preorder it for 3-4 months, Then release to the public it in october...
    So many games, phones, & other technology companys do it al the time with great success :confused:
     
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  3. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Because that would flatline all iPhone sales until the next one is released. That's one of the key reasons why they only have preorder periods for a week or so.
     
  4. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

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    People would stop buying the current iPhone and just wait it out.
     
  5. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    And it would give their competitors 3-4 extra months to respond to the feature checklist.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    That would really make absolutely no business sense whatsoever
     
  7. blairh macrumors 68030

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    And kill the sales of iPhone's from now until October? Come on now.
     
  8. DroidRules macrumors 65816

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    I LoL in your general direction!

    All the reasons above +1
     
  9. gta50419 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Look at call of duty...They're doing pretty good with it.
    Soon as one is released they announce a new one a few months later And they are making bank.

    and people already know a new iphone coming out anyway. yahoo had it on their front page a few times
     
  10. ftaok macrumors 603

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    I would suspect the sales of software like CoD would peak in the first two weeks then drop very quickly. Assuming this is true, announcing the next version early does very little harm.

    Apple on the other hand sells iPhones at a very brisk pace throughout the year. Announcing early would devastate sales of the current iPhone. Not to mention the hurt it would put on the international sales in countries that just got the current rev.

    Could you imagine Apple announcing the iPhone5 right now, when some countries still haven't gotten the 4s yet?

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  11. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you really compare the iPhone to call of duty???

    A $60 video game to a $199/$299/$399 phone. People will waste $60 and not think twice about it. People wont waste a few hundred.

    Also you only see a little trailer of the game six months out.
     
  12. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Your question makes no sense; they cannot again cover up what has not yet been released.



    hehehe ;)
     
  13. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Lol, isn't this what other companies do and it backfires? Ex. Blackberry. Announce a product that doesn't even come out for MONTHS. Dumb marketing decision.
     
  14. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Examples please.

    It would be tantamount to financial suicide. Sales of the existing products virtually stop overnight, even if they discount them.
     
  15. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Apples and oranges. They know their customer base is going to purchase the next offering from the series. Unveiling the next iPhone now means they will lose out on many potential 3GS/4/4S sales.
     
  16. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    that's not even close to being the same thing.

    Call of Duty is content. You might know full well that a new release is coming later, but it doesn't diminish what you're buying today. In fact, if you know that a sequel to a book, or a movie, or a video game is coming out soon that ties in to the release you have now, it would be seen as a good thing.

    That's not the case with tech goods like phones. The next release diminishes the value of the previous models.


    There's also a more direct reason: Apple might not have finalized the design of the next iPhone yet. in which case, there's nothing meaningful to announce beside what we already know (that a new iPhone is coming and they're working on it).
     
  17. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    That's like saying no one else is going to go see The Avengers this week cause the movie company said they are going to make The Avengers 2. People always buy games if they know the new one will be out someday, they want to play them both.
     
  18. ppilone macrumors 6502

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    It would also make this site a lot less interesting. And then we'd all have to go find other things to waste time on.
     
  19. xAnthony, May 17, 2012
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    It's simple... If Apple did this, people like you would not be able to make these useless threads like this and then the forum wouldn't be able to smile at your lack of knowledge in a business sense. Apple thinks of us before making decisions. :rolleyes:
     
  20. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe its just me, but I have always felt a lot more suspense with Apple products when I have no idea what it is that I'm really in suspense for... rather than something Ive seen pictures of, hands on, etc.
     
  21. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Give it a break OP. You lost on this one. The many replies should have answered your question. They also make sense, which you should have known. No manufacture will give up $$ if they announced the newest future upgrade to an existing product and customers waiting it out and not buying now. Cutting ones throat is not a good idea in the business world. ;)
     
  22. JediZenMaster macrumors 68000

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    Take a look at those other companies profits and take a look at apples
     
  23. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I wish I could take back having seen it myself. Not the worst of the Marvel series, but far, FAR from the best IMO.
     
  24. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    LOL call of duty sales are pennies compared to iPhone sales kid. Make no mistake about it, the iPhone is worth $200+ BILLION to Apple. Plus the other cell phones companies that do this which they had a fraction of the iPhone sales.
     

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