I Say Humbug!
to the following:
Now I Get It: Here’s Why Apple Launched The iPhone 4S Instead Of The iPhone 5
By Henry Blodget | Daily Ticker
Provided by the Business Insider:
When Apple launched the iPhone 4S instead of the iPhone 5 last week, I initially thought it was a disappointment and a mistake.
If Apple had launched the actual iPhone 5, I thought, they’d have sold more of them.
And that’s probably right… [etc., etc.]
First, the iPhone 4s IS a big advance! (See: The big Apple (non?) Event.) But the important thing is…
If you do not understand why the 4s is here and not the 5, then you do not understand Apple – and this goes to Mr Dediu as well (for whom I have the most profound respect!). That is to say, you do not understand one of Apple’s primary MOs.
Simply this: Apple introduces technology when it is ready. Not before.
The A6 chip is not ready, the other features Apple wishes to add are not ready. The technologies are not here – yet. When they are, they will be in the very next iPhone.
(Siri is a slight exception – it is available but they have labeled it beta.)