Apple Proves Me Right and Many Other Blogs Wrong by Releasing One New iPhone
Posted on October 4, 2011 by eli courey
Well, we’ve been hearing rumors all year that Apple would be releasing two iPhones this fall, but just as I always excepted, they turned out to be false. I never understood the reasoning behind these rumors. Supposedly all these “anonymous sources” claimed that Apple would release a new iPhone with a larger screen and another cheaper cloud-based iPhone. I didn’t believe either of these rumors, but they were talked about so much that many media outlets started talking about them like they were fact.
Apple is not in the market to make big ugly phones like HTC, Samsung and Motorola. The iPhone is designed to please as many people as possible, and Apple has done a great job considering it’s the number one selling smart phone. So yeah, the critics may want a larger screen, but the users are obviously happy with the iPhone’s 3.5 inch Retina Display, still the highest resolution of any other phone.
And the rumor about the cheaper cloud-based iPhone was even dumber. Cloud-based stuff is awesome, but users still want local storage too. How would users store apps, in the cloud? Apple already tried something similar to that with the original iPhone and the promotion of web apps. It may work if we had high speed internet everywhere we went, but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. And why would Apple need to release a cheaper cloud-based iPhone anyway, they already sell the previous iPhone for $99….sometimes $50.