It's silly to announce a new phone this early.cube_b3 wrote:I am not a fan of the unnecessary mystery that surrounds Apple products release dates, especially since most hardware updates are forgettable. My younger brother still uses his iPhone 4. Runs just fine.
From Apple's perspective,
1. You want the hype of the product announcement to still be rolling when your product launches, if people get bored of the product they may decide to not buy it
2. If you go around advertising that there will be a new phone, hardly anyone's going to buy an iPhone now, and sales will plummet
3. You don't want to tell your competitors what your next product is going to be until you are ready to release it, that way you maximize the time in which your phone is in the market and hasn't yet been cloned by Samsung.
You keep complaining but can you just give me one single reason why doing this is in Apple's best interest?
Besides, here are the product cycles of the iPhone:
iPhone 5S - Sep 2013 - 364 days after iPhone 5
iPhone 5 - Sep 2012 - 353 days after iPhone 4S
iPhone 4S - Oct 2011 - 467 days after iPhone 4
iPhone 4 - Jun 2010 - 370 days after iPhone 3GS
iPhone 3GS - Jun 2009 - 344 days after iPhone 3G
iPhone 3G - July 2008 - 156 days after iPhone (original)
That's an average of 342 days between each product cycle. Pretty much a year. The last one was released on September 20. So you can pretty much guess that it will be in September.