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04-11-2013, 12:59 PM #1
Reported Development Problems Could Delay New Apple Products
Although Apple is reportedly hoping to release the new iPhone 5S in early summer and the iPad 5 in late summer or early fall, the unfortunate realities often born of such major production efforts could delay Apple's plans.
Although there is no shortage of industry analysts with long hit-and-miss records on Apple product release predictions, Ming-chi Kuo of KGI Securities is an analyst with a solid record of getting his calls right.
If Kuo's latest estimates are accurate, Apple may be facing some serious development issues that will cause a later than expected roll out of several next-gen Apple products, including the iPhone 5S and a lower-priced entry level iPhone.
Among the culprits for the anticipated delays are fingerprint sensors, Retina display for refreshed iPad mini, and ultrathin plastic casing.
"Apple has to work out how to prevent interference from the black and white coating material under the cover glass," Kuo says. "Apple is the first to attempt this function and technology, and time is needed to find the right coating material, which will likely affect iPhone 5S shipments."
Source: Apple Insider
04-11-2013, 02:04 PM #2
I am still using an iPhone 4. For contract reasons I was not able to upgrade to an iPhone 4s. By the time my contract had run out the iPhone 5 came along. However, the upgrade was seen by me to be pointless as it had little to offer, and besides it was full of flaws.
It would seem that we are all now talking iPhone 5s and here again I can see little to excite me and even that now seems delayed.
For heavens sake Apple, get out of this obsession on looks and making it the worlds thinnest phone etc. and deliver a phone that really offers something to be proud of, something that works (properly). If Apple don't get a move on and pretty quick they will clearly sink in the phone market as daily I see other manufactures offering new phones one after the other.
It would seem to me that competitors have a marketing department that listens to what its customers want and tries its best to implement such ideas. Apple only seems to grant us what it wants and doesn't seem to care a monkeys about what we want. I even understand that Apple does not listen to customers needs and completely ignores suggestions. The only thing that Apple does do (in some cases) is to look at the jailbreak apps and then implement them into IOS. (i.e. Multitasking, Folders, Notifications -[Lock Info]
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04-11-2013, 02:17 PM #3
04-11-2013, 02:31 PM #4
To me Apple is more Form>Function.
If consumer do not buy it because phone does not attract your attention, it would be wasted effort to make it function better than everything else out there.
04-11-2013, 02:32 PM #5
04-11-2013, 02:51 PM #6
I have got that phone, it's called the Sony Bravia Z !!
04-11-2013, 04:58 PM #7
Does this also mean we won't be seeing iOS7 for awhile longer still? I hope not I'm looking forward to beta testing
04-11-2013, 06:54 PM #8
half of all iPhone sales come from users who have the most recent model already, apple knows this so why should they give you what YOU want?
the only way to get a phone that has all the features you want is to just go out and buy it--regardless of who makes it.
04-11-2013, 08:09 PM #9
04-12-2013, 04:07 AM #10
If you're still using the iPhone 4 and don't think the 5 has much to offer, have u ever used it? The voice quality in calls, just the right screen amount of screen real estate, super fast processor... Etc
Anyway, I'd have to agree at this point if probably wait for a 5s (assuming that's the name). My sister got a 4s when I got my 5 and is happy with it but disappointed its not as fast. I wouldn't want to have the same disappointment. You'll love whatever iPhone u decide to wait for!
04-12-2013, 06:24 AM #11100% Agree with Clive
I too bought first iphone and have gone through all the versions.
But stayed on the 4 as 5 had little to offer.
I am a self confessed fan of apple, but please, please you have got to bring out a better phone than the 5.
The os interface is very tired, and ok I could jailbreak, but my un savvy friends don't wish to, we just want an iphone that keeps up.
I don't care if its the thinnest. Just give me the 2 sizes, as fed up being panned by HTC/ Samsung over screen size, and I would like slightly larger.
I'm afraid to say if the net iphone isn't with slightly larger screen and new fresh OS, I'll go to android, even though it hurts me to do so.
Please Apple, get it together
04-12-2013, 01:28 PM #12
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