Here’s a reason to be excited about Apple’s upcoming product cycle

“Apple’s current product cycle got off to a bumpy start. The company announced three new iPhones in mid-September — iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X — but it only began shipping the former two in September,” Ashraf Eassa reports for The Motley Fool. “Apple didn’t even begin taking pre-orders for the iPhone X until late October, and deliveries didn’t begin until early November.”

“The fact that Apple’s iPhone X was late in coming to market — at least, later than the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus — probably hurt its chances in the market,” Eassa reports. “Some potential iPhone buyers might’ve gone for the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus rather than wait for the iPhone X, while others might’ve decided that they’d rather wait for the next iPhone since the iPhone X’s life as Apple’s flagship device would be shorter than usual.”

Eassa reports, “For Apple investors, there’s one bit of good news for this coming product cycle: Apple is unlikely to stagger the launches of its new devices.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: There’s more than one bit of good news, of course. TrueDepth cameras across the iPhone (and, hopefully, iPad Pro) lines, newer, more-powerful Apple A-series processors, best-in-class, Apple-tuend OLED displays, and more!

17 Comments

    1. I can see why edge to edge iPhones are good, but if I had an edge to edge iPad I would probably need to hold it differently as I use the border to grip my existing iPads.

      My iPhone is small enough to comfortably hold it by the edge with one hand, but that’s not so easy with an iPad for a number of reasons.

    2. So you want a Samsung screen?

      EtoE is so overrated, expecially the stupid curved screen edge that some devices pushed for a while. Holding it without blocking content is a pain. A bezel is needed for handheld devices and a flat screen remains the best bang for the buck by far.

  1. And more, MDN? Nope, just “well there may be like one or two tiny things we’ve missed, but they aren’t worth talking about.”

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  2. All of the newer Apple products will likely be sealed units. I’m not sure that’s anything much to look forward to. It’s great for people with plenty of money to spend upfront but that’s about it. I understand Apple’s desire for devices that can’t be upgraded but I don’t particularly like it in terms of sales because I think most consumers will simply ignore Apple in order to have more choice. Apple is going to get messed up by that “right-to-repair” movement with all the separate components glued in place.

    Apple is too iPhone-focused for my taste. iPhones are fine devices but for a company of Apple’s size and wealth, I think they can easily design decent desktop and laptop computers without hurting the company. However, I’m fairly certain Apple won’t be able to do better than any other computer company in terms of hardware capabilities. Apple won’t be able to offer anything special because it’s probably already been done.

    1. By the time Apple finally releases it, it will probably be obsolete, too little too late. The rest of the industry marches along. . .
      Possibly the same situation with the Mini, if it doesn’t end up getting canned instead.

      1. Apple seems to regard MacPro as an obsolete appendage that it deplores but is forced to carry for no good reason. I think MacPro serves as a bragging point that can attract good publicity, good will, and a showcase all of which run counter to the Apple’s Ballmerized bottom line goals. Even as I type this with conviction, I wonder if, on the other hand, Apple is deprecating the MacPro to avoid MS’s mistake of its iron-clad commitment to Windows everywhere which made it lose out on phones.

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