No new iPhone this summer?

The Apple rumor mill is churning over reports that Apple will not release a new iPhone this summer like they have every year since 2007.

I think that’s a huge mistake. With new Android phones every six months, Apple can’t afford to let the platform stagnate.

I sure hope the rumors are unfounded. My 3Gs is approaching two years old now and it’s time for a new phone. If I can’t get a new iPhone (the 4 will be a year old) then I’m going to be looking at alternatives. I’ve not been impressed with Android so far, but the iPhone is in serious danger of falling behind in the market.

Android phones have larger screens, faster processors and arguably a more open platform. They also have phone company crapware and a fragmented and bizarre app ecosystem. I guess it’s gonna be the usual game of what sucks the least.

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5 Responses to No new iPhone this summer?

  1. Riley says:

    I’m in the same boat as you. I’m thinking about getting the 4 just because. I’ve got too much invested in iTunes to switch to a different music player, and I don’t want to carry an mp3 player and phone. Couple that with how painfully slow the 3G iPhone is and I’m about ready to settle for the 4.

  2. Lissa says:

    I’m happy with my iPhone 3 so I’ve got no skin in the game, but strategically I think you’re right.

    …..shhhhh….. two weeks till our iPad 2 ….

  3. Stingray says:

    Whatever, you’re gonna buy whatever Jobs stamps his bitten-ballsack logo on and you damn well know it.

  4. Bill says:

    Comes with the ill fated decision to go with Verizon. Verizon is demanding the same launch date as AT&T, and there apparently are issues with the Verizon system/phone interface for the new phone.

    But Apple is not my favorite company right now. I love my IPhone 4, but I’ve had a Best Buy card specifically issued to buy an Ipad2, and Apple simply can’t supply the market. A month after launch, and still no IPad2 in sight for me.

  5. Weer'd Beard says:

    The wife liked her iPhone better for music listening, her DroidX phone for everything else.

    I came the other way cumming from a Windows Mobile phone to the Droid2…no contest.

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