Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Mar 2011 15:38 UTC, submitted by John
Apple Techcrunch is reporting from the usual "reliable sources" that one reason why there was no discussion of iOS 5 at the iPad 2 unveiling was that iOS 5 is going to be delayed until the fall, even though previous iOS updates have been done in the spring, making it a tradition of sorts. Furthermore, the upcoming WWDC will be "software only" and will not include the unveiling of any new hardware, in particular the iPhone 5, which will presumably be released concurrently with the iOS update.
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RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by Cymro on Wed 30th Mar 2011 16:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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The 'woefully behind' is needlessly melodramatic, and actually I think it's usually only 'us geeks' that care about the numbers.

If the user-experience or games development were being hampered by the critical need for a CPU upgrade I would agree with you, but I see no evidence of that. It's only 3 months we're talking here! Only someone who hovers on tech web-sites really cares about that time-span.

I imagine any delay would be partly to do OS X Lion. Perhaps Apple would rather not release an iPhone 5 with iOS 4 and have their next-generation get criticism about still having poor notifications, lack of widgets, etc. As I said, a hardware update is not critical and Android phones, though more powerful, are hardly demonstrably slicker in any aspect of real-life usage.

I just don't know why you're on your soap-box about this. Apple have managed 4 iterations of the iPhone and 2 iterations of the iPad on time, so it's a bit premature to call the system flawed.


Edited 2011-03-30 16:55 UTC

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