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[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by WorknMan on Wed 30th Mar 2011 21:43 UTC in reply to "RE: 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.


I agree as well. In fact, I thought one of the main reasons for the iPhone/iPad's success was the fact that the average person DOESN'T care about specs much at all. Geeks will tout a dual core CPU, 1gb of RAM, USB, SD card, etc, while Joe Sixpack just gives them a blank stare.

It's more about the user experience (iOS being simple enough that a 2yo can use it) and the ecosystem (hardware+app/music/book stores+iTunes to tie it all together).

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