Sunday,16 october 2011
Just now the updated and new iphone released the iphone rumors can never sleep peacefully….phew!Some concept and expected iphone videos have been viral on youtube too.!Well, this was predictable. The paint’s barely dry on Apple’s newest iPhone, and rumors are already flying about what the next one’s going to look like, when it will be released, and even how it will be seen as the late Steve Jobs’ last great product.
No other company inspires such rampant speculation about its product plans as Apple does. Jobs’ legacy is as hot a topic as it gets in the tech world. And the iPhone 4S released Friday was somewhat disappointing to Apple fans who waited longer than has been the pattern for the follow-up to last year’s iPhone 4.
So it’s somewhat understandable that the iPhone 5 rumors would start appearing fairly early. But now it appears that we’ve lost even the briefest of grace periods between an Apple product release and the beginnings of the whisper campaign about its successor.
To wit, Rodman & Renshaw analyst Ashok Kumar’s latest research note, as cited by CNET, seems almost intentionally designed as a parody of the long-on-hyperbole, short-on-named-sources rumor-mongering about Apple’s next big thing.
The next iPhone represents ” the last project that Steve Jobs was intimately involved with from concept to final design,” Kumar writes. “For that reason … this product will establish the high water mark for iPhone volumes” and be a “cult classic.”
We have no idea where Kumar gets his information about Jobs’ involvement on products Apple has in the pipeline. He believes the next iPhone will be unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in the summer of 2012, so can it really be true that Apple has signed off on the “final design” of a product that’s eight months away or more from a first public showing?
And if so, why the heck didn’t Apple just release the iPhone 5 last week instead of an iPhone 4S that has many complaining it doesn’t add all that much new to the iPhone 4?
And is it possible Jobs was not “intimately involved” in the successor to the iPad 2 tablet, also believed to be coming out sometime next year, perhaps even earlier than the iPhone 5 if Apple keeps to its established release cycle? Lets start the countdown !
Then there’s the bit where Kumar confidently predicts record-breaking sales for a product that hasn’t been named and won’t be released for several quarters. That’s actually not all that bold, given Apple’s streak of selling even more of its latest, greatest gadget than it did for the previous model—a tradition that looks to be in full swing with the iPhone 4S, by the way.
Nobody ever went broke predicting that Apple would move a lot of product, not in the last several years, anyway.