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[8]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by jtfolden on Wed 30th Mar 2011 19:24 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
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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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