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[4]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by jtfolden on Wed 30th Mar 2011 18:55 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
jtfolden
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You're not getting it.

Nobody *asked* about processor speed either. Yet, when the salesman states this one has bmgrth Ghz, and that one bmgrth+1 Ghz for the same price, people will be tempted to for the latter. They don't care on a conscious level - they care on a sub-conscious level. Moar = better.

That's how man works. That's why we're getting so fat here in the west.


I think you intentionally don't get it and you're inventing a scenario just to suit your agenda (whether it be pageviews or something else). Sales people push a lot of buzzwords at people but cpu speed is not high on the list, ime.

They care about apps, connectivity, cameras, storage, screen size, etc... things like cpu speed are not in the normal sales spiel when pushing a phone on every day consumers. Just take a look around a site like the phone section of bestbuy.com and see how often CPU speed is listed in upfront bullet specs. Most of the time you have to dig deeply for it.

(...and for the record, I have no dog in this race. I neither have nor want an iPhone...)

Btw, you seem to have ignored my very first enquiry to you? I guess there's no hard evidence.

Edited 2011-03-30 18:56 UTC

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