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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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

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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jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

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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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

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


I need proof for an opinion? You can never prove this. It's just something that fits well within an established pattern.

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lindkvis Member since:
2006-11-21

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.


Actually. You're the only one in this thread that doesn't get it. I have never, ever, ever in my life had a salesman tell me how many MHz a mobile phone processor has and I have never heard a non-geek knowing how many MHz his mobile phone has.

People don't care. When they buy a phone they expect it to be "fast enough" and they extremely rarely know any better. I sincerely doubt even most people working at the Carphone Warehouse or whatever the dutch equivalent is knows how many MHz a phone has.

It is the realm of the geek and it will remain the realm of the geek.

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