There’s a very good reason why Apple’s iPhone 6 release date would be better brought forward then held back until next year.
Apple seems to have been unable to put a foot wrong over recent years, but talk of a world slowly but surely falling out of love with the iPhone and iPad just won’t quit. And it isn’t just a minority group of uninspired consumer that feel this way – analysts are also starting to jump on the Apple-bashing bandwagon.
Take Glen Yeung from Citi for example – he firmly believes that both demand for and interest in the iPad and the iPhone are on a slippery slope. He cited apparent component order reductions from Apple and clear evidence that demand is waning and thus warrants and equal cut in supply.
“While production does not directly translate to sales, we suspect this is an indication of softer demand for iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S,” his recent note stated.
While Yeung did go on to highlight the possibility of iPhone 5 production slowdown as a means by which to prepare for the iPhone 5S release date, his projections only see up to 4 million iPhone 5S units being produced during its initial run and therefore once again argues that demand is clearly softening.
The trouble is, Apple has been riding the crest of a wave of huge success for several years now and has astonished the world enough times to ensure that every single product launch has been an unstoppable success. However, no recent iPhone or iPad has to any great extent astonished anyone and said wave is now petering out no more than a ripple.
Or to put it another way – Apple needs to blow us away to get the world back on its side…Apple needs to bring the iPhone 6 release date forward and change the game like never before.
There’s really nothing holding back such a move as the fabled iPhone 6 with a 5-inch screen – aka the iPhablet – could reignite the spark that’s fast dwindling. This really is no time for half-baked upgrades that don’t even come close to caching up with Android rivals, which is beginning to look like exactly what the iPhone 5S will represent.
Apple’s next move could hugely critical for the company’s future – it’s a coin-toss between the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 6.