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 RichterKuato on Wed 30th Mar 2011 17:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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I agree partly. Doing everything internally would make it hard to keep up. But, I don't think Apple does everything internally.

It seems when they do decide to use make components themselves it has to do with cutting costs or having more control over integration or some such thing.

In any case they don't seem to be having problems keeping up. The way I hear it the reason they're last to adopt some of the latest specs is because of their design choices.

By the way none of this in the slightest bit seems to be a issue with consumers. Only geeks know or care about specs.

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RE[2]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by jtfolden on Wed 30th Mar 2011 18:08 in reply to "RE: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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I have to agree... I have *never* heard a regular consumer ask about the speed of a phone before purchase. You might hear someone complain about if a phone is slow or lags but it doesn't translate into worries about processor speed the way it used to with computers, ages ago.

Only geeks care.

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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.

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