Realistically speaking, there is only one way forward for Apple and the iPhone – that being to make the fabled 5-inch iPhablet release date a reality.
Over the course of the last year or so, the figures on paper may suggest that Apple’s strength in the Smartphone domain is stronger before, but what about in the real world?
Face it – the iPhone just isn’t the fundamentally exciting, prestigious and pace-setting Smartphone it once was. Quite to the contrary in fact as when you look at today’s top-tier Smartphone standards like large screens, 4G LTE and stunning high-resolution cameras, the iPhone has been playing catch-up with various Android market-leaders for some time.
As such, to contemplate an iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 release date this summer that brings the world another identical clone of the current iPhone with a few minor tweaks is a pretty dull notion to say the least…not to mention one that Apple would be very lucky to get away with.
So what’s the solution?
Make the word hold out as long as necessary and drum up some serious old-school hype for a mold-break iPhablet with a comparatively giant screen and game-changing specs.
The trouble is, we’ve already come to expect at least two iPhone release dates this year with the first coming June – taking such for granted leaves no real room for building anticipation or desire. What’s more, two iPhone in one year will achieve nothing other than each diluting the appeal of the other, which doesn’t exactly favor Apple’s current status.
Instead, there’s the pressing argument that it could be in Apple’s best interests to seriously break from tradition in more ways than one, by granting the world a sneak peek or even just making a passing reference to the fabled 5-inch iPhablet and then holding off until next year.
Brands like Samsung can get away with quantity product launches, but with Apple it has always been about once-a-year quality – a department recent iPhones have been wavering in, comparatively speaking.