View Full Version : Apple to adopt fall release cycles for new iPhones from 2012 and onwards

02-22-2012, 12:39 PM
The previous summer releases wil be pushed back to fall ones


Apple will release the new iPhone 5 and all new iPhones in fall, discarding the previous summer cycle releases.

All iPhones except the iPhone 4S were released on summer. We though that this iPhone 4S release was an exception but it wasn't, it was the first indicator of the new Apple's release cycle for this product to be released in fall every year. So, the new iPhone 5 will reach us after the summer for sure.

According to 9to5Mac:

Up until the October 2011 launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S, Apple had a pattern of launching their new iPhones during the summer. The original iPhone, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 all launched in June, while the iPhone 3G launched in July. The fall iPhone 4S launch broke the summer launch pattern, but some are thinking a fall iPhone launch was just a 2011-exclusive event. However, Japanese publication Macotakara reports that according to a “reliable source,” Apple will once again launch their new iPhone in the fall.

iMore recently reported that this next-generation iPhone, launching in October, would sport LTE connectivity. Apple’s implementation of LTE will debut with the iPad 3 according to multiple reports.

According to the report, Apple’s sixth-generation iPhone will launch in either September or October 2012. This would form a new pattern for iPhone launch timeframes, something that benefited Apple and its Q1 2012 results. Apple sold a whopping 37 million iPhones in that quarter, a number not only boosted due to the new iPhone sales rush, but also because of the holiday shopping season. The next-generation iPhone has been rumored to sport a completely new form-factor, and sources are pointing to a four inch display and thinner profile.

NEWS SOURCE #1: Report starting a new pattern Apple to launch its next iPhone in Fall 2012 (via) 9to5 Mac (http://9to5mac.com/2012/02/20/report-starting-a-new-pattern-apple-to-launch-its-next-iphone-in-fall-2012/)
NEWS SOURCE #2: Blog Entry #15781 (via) Macotakara (Japan) (http://www.macotakara.jp/blog/index.php?ID=15781)

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