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

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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jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

"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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You don't need proof but it isn't a credible opinion, nor does it fit, if there's nothing to back it up. The delay (and it isn't really a delay as nothing had even been announced) could be for any number of reasons. It could be a change purely due to strategic marketing decisions this year (pushing new iPads in the spring and iPhones in the fall, for example). Maybe the new iOS simply isn't ready and they don't want to rush out an iPhone 5 running 4.x software.

Without evidence, one theory is no more likely over any other.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

The new iOS isn't ready?

So you mean they don't have the manpower to finish it on their regular schedule? What would cause such a lack of manpower, hmm? You realise that actually fits within my theory, right?

Of course, it could be any number of reasons. However, if you look at the past, it's not at all odd to assume that it could be because Apple is trying to do too much.

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