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post #286 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

not sure if this has been mentioned, but i have heard rumors from folks in the shipping industry that Apple has pre-reserved buttloads of container capacity in the September-October timeframe.

It's a given that the next iPhone is coming this fall.
post #287 of 4017
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

Meaning you want it to stay at its current size or have it be larger than 4"? If you are implying that you want it to stay at 3.5" than you are in the minority.

TWSS [/edina]
post #288 of 4017
never mind, i thought i was sharing some good info, but i guess you guys are already on top of it.
post #289 of 4017

Apple products are junk and often faulty.

 

No external memory card,

No removable battery

You cant play divx files or flv's

There is no flash browsing

post #290 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

yes, I know, this rumor lends credence to that is what I'm saying.

Should have clarified. You said Sept/Oct. The rumor mill is pointing more towards October at this point, rather than Sept.
post #291 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

Should have clarified. You said Sept/Oct. The rumor mill is pointing more towards October at this point, rather than Sept.

when the fuck would someone reserve containers for shipping from Asia for an October release?
post #292 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

never mind, i thought i was sharing some good info, but i guess you guys are already on top of it.

It appears Apple has moved their iPhone release schedule to every fall moving forward. The fall used to be the big iPod keynote but the iPod has given way to the iPhone. Unless something changes you should expect to see a new iPhone every September or October.

I hope my previous reply wasn't rude. It's just that anyone who follows any of the major tech news sites and/or Apple rumor sites has seen countless articles that state a fall iPhone release this year.
post #293 of 4017
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Originally Posted by blairh View Post

It appears Apple has moved their iPhone release schedule to every fall moving forward. The fall used to be the big iPod keynote but the iPod has given way to the iPhone. Unless something changes you should expect to see a new iPhone every September or October.
I hope my previous reply wasn't rude. It's just that anyone who follows any of the major tech news sites and/or Apple rumor sites has seen countless articles that state a fall iPhone release this year.

It wasn't rude, it was stupid. I was further confirming the rumors for a fall release with other rumors that aren't just coming from tech bloggers or speculation about what "anyone who follows tech news sites" knows with a tidbit of interesting further information that lends credence to what the bloggers are saying. I thought it was interesting, but apparently you guys didn't, and also don't understand that it takes a month for a boat to cross the goddamned ocean.
post #294 of 4017
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Originally Posted by smallfry View Post

Apple products are junk and often faulty.

No external memory card,
No removable battery
You cant play divx files or flv's
There is no flash browsing

I'll assume you are trolling but if you aren't this is pretty stupid.

Judging by iPhone sales, it appears most consumers don't want or need external memory cards.

A removable battery is certainly a great option but the iPhone tends to have very solid battery life.

Divx files? Flv's? Come on man. Use Handbrake to convert any video file to mp4 and add to your iDevice.

Flash browsing? Flash on the mobile is dying. Even devices that support it are utter shit when browsing flash heavy sites. The world is moving to html5. In fact Android will not support Flash on their devices come August 15th.
post #295 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

It wasn't rude, it was stupid. I was further confirming the rumors for a fall release with other rumors that aren't just coming from tech bloggers or speculation about what "anyone who follows tech news sites" knows with a tidbit of interesting further information that lends credence to what the bloggers are saying. I thought it was interesting, but apparently you guys didn't, and also don't understand that it takes a month for a boat to cross the goddamned ocean.

Jesus Christ dude. Relax.

In all honesty, your little tip is nice and all but all you are doing is confirming something that is well established across the board. It goes beyond rumor at this point.

My remark was not 'stupid'. I just think you are confirming what we all pretty much knew. There is nothing wrong with that but don't get all upset if I simply state that you are making a point that was a given by now. And I find your personal offense to all this comical.
post #296 of 4017
I think Apple wishes that they could release a new iPhone every fall or on some kind of definite schedule. As good as they are, they're also limited by parts availability and the manufacturability of their products.

Anyway, about the shipping of their products. They've used air freight instead of boats to ship the iPad 3:

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/03/05/apples_massive_ipad_3_air_freight_deal_with_dhl_shaking_up_shipping_rates.html
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One person who contacted AppleInsider said that changes to the price of air cargo through DHL have signaled a major planned Apple shipment from China to the U.S. Evidence of this can be seen in a "big change" in shipping costs, as Apple has taken up freight capacity on flights from the Far East to America.

The massive importation of goods is said to be taking up valuable space on the courier's international flights, which has driven shipping rates up this week considerably.

The information was corroborated on Monday by MacRumors, who also spoke with sources in the shipping industry. They indicated that shipping rates rose as much as 20 percent in one week as Apple has taken up available capacity at "premium rates.

This article also talks about how Apple preships things into warehouses so they can ship to the whole country at once, which could explain the month-long window:

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/03/05/apples-ipad-3-launch-putting-squeeze-on-freight-shipments-from-china/
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We've been hearing for almost two weeks now that Apple has been moving iPad 3 units into the United States, staging them through its shipping carrier's hub facilities under very high security. We can specifically say that at least one of the iPad 3 part numbers has been seen making its way into the United States. A second part number, MC744LL/A, which has so far not been linked to any specific product, has also been spotted.

It certainly appears that Apple is planning for the iPad 3 to be available very soon after its introduction on Wednesday. Consequently, the company has clearly been working hard to move massive quantities of the device into position for rapid deployment to stores around the United States and presumably a number of other countries included in the first round of launches.
post #297 of 4017
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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

There are very few scenarios in which one of the new "shared" data plans is less expensive than a previous data plan. For a typical family scenario with 2 or 3 smartphones, the shared data plans are significantly more expensive. All the carriers are ratcheting up their prices for data because they can. I know I will be reevaluating my choice of carrier when my contract period (and unlimited data plan) expires.

This seems to be the popular thinking but what is getting lost is we are not just talking phones. In my house we have 2 phones, 2 iPads and 2 laptops. The data can be shared with all of them. Not saying I am going this route, especially since i am grandfathered in to unlimited. I just think it there are some scenarios where it might make sense.
post #298 of 4017
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Originally Posted by Willie5566 View Post

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Originally Posted by dah328 View Post

There are very few scenarios in which one of the new "shared" data plans is less expensive than a previous data plan. For a typical family scenario with 2 or 3 smartphones, the shared data plans are significantly more expensive. All the carriers are ratcheting up their prices for data because they can. I know I will be reevaluating my choice of carrier when my contract period (and unlimited data plan) expires.

This seems to be the popular thinking but what is getting lost is we are not just talking phones. In my house we have 2 phones, 2 iPads and 2 laptops. The data can be shared with all of them. Not saying I am going this route, especially since i am grandfathered in to unlimited. I just think it there are some scenarios where it might make sense.

Same here, but most of those devices rarely leave my house so I'm fine with them being wifi-only devices. In the rare instances when wifi is not available, I can always tether through my phone.
post #299 of 4017
Man.. I really hope the iPhone 5 isn't simply an iPhone 4/4S with a bigger screen and LTE.

It is a beautiful phone, but dammit, where is the innovation? I'm still going to buy it if it's just that, but c'mon. To release such a product after 2 years is honestly a slap in the face.
post #300 of 4017
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Man.. I really hope the iPhone 5 isn't simply an iPhone 4/4S with a bigger screen and LTE.
It is a beautiful phone, but dammit, where is the innovation? I'm still going to buy it if it's just that, but c'mon. To release such a product after 2 years is honestly a slap in the face.

I'm curious what you would call innovation beyond an iPhone with a larger screen, a thinner profile, a faster processor, and faster cellular speeds.
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