Originally Posted by IEATFISH
I honesetly don't see this as a fail... Sure, it would have been cool to see a completely new carbon fiber brushed aluminum phone. I see this release as a huge software step forward. iOS 5 and iCloud should actually be 'revolutionary'. Yes, I know there are apps that might do that sort of thing but actually built into the OS...
The hardware refresh was as good as could be expected (besides perhaps not more RAM) and the software is a HUGE update. Also, a big push of Apple right now is the foreign markets. They're doing just fine locally.
The fact is that Apple is hindered by how popular they are. Even when they have a million phones ready on launch day (or whatever) people think they are artificially limiting demand. That's a lot of retina displays and other parts that the supply chain has to be perfect for. All the new casings, etc need to be extensively tested.
Imagine if they ever had to do a recall? It would cost them so much $.
Like intel they are doing tick tock... It makes sense because in the us phone contracts are 2 years.