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[6]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by jtfolden on Wed 30th Mar 2011 19:05 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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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jtfolden Member since:
2005-08-12

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?


Actually, it doesn't automatically fit as once again you've come up with an idea about 'lack of manpower' with zero evidence... and I wasn't aware that every single release of iOS was timed exactly to the release of an iPhone in the past. You're intentionally looking for excuses that belie an insufficiency on Apple's part.

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.


If you look at the past, you'll note that Apple has juggled typical release schedules NUMEROUS times purely for marketing reasons, both on the hardware and the software side. As Apple adds more products to its stable, it only makes sense they would want to space those releases out.

Heck, by all accounts OS X Lion is coming in ahead of schedule and over the last few years it normally seems to get short shrift at Apple in comparison to mobile development. Originally, it was thought Lion would be a late summer release and now it's looking like it will be ready for release, with a tentative GM test release due any minute, by WWDC

Edited 2011-03-30 19:26 UTC

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kryogenix Member since:
2008-01-06


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.


Ya, because there were never delays in Windows CE/WinMo releases or updates, or Symbian, or NewtonOS, or PalmOS, or Blackberry.....

Because Apple doesn't use a semi-free VM and SDK on top of a Linux kernel spearheaded by google they are doomed to fail by "trying to much". Because they actually make products instead of slapping together a cheap piece of plastic based on a lame reference design with a Google stamp on it.... because they write their own code instead of participating in your lame ecosystem which is also quite young.

Good thing all those companies in the 50's and 60's like DEC and IBM tried to much or you wouldn't be posting your half-thought-out rants.

And I say this as a happy Android user. I have a lot of respect for iOS though. I just needed something open.... with a microSD slot....

--Kevin

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