The last few weeks on the internet has been rife with news surrounding the next generation iPhone, yes we are talking about the iPhone 5 and its subsequent arrival next year. But along with rumors on what specifications it will include and release dates, have we ever considered after its launch, whether this will be the end of the road with the iPhone range?
As Beatweek.com quite rightly pointed out, in years gone by, tech giants Apple only tend to design a product lasting a maximum of 5 years or mark their product to have 5 generations before it really cannot go any further in design, and consumers buy on just price alone. Take the iPod as an example. This device got a good 5 years before the iPhone made its way onto the market and quenched our thirst for something different, along with the iMac and its redesign to the iMac G5.
As the market for mobile phones increases and the introduction of more on the way at next week’s CES show 2011, where will this leave the next iPhone 5? In relation to Apple’s iPad there is certainly the next version on the way giving us plenty to look forward to, and only yesterday, we reported here at OSM, on a patent application being accepted allowing Apple to use a 3D stereoscopic system (holographic) display on their devices in the future.
So coming back to the iPhone. After Apple has released the new 5, there isn’t really anything else to change on the design, surely it cannot be made any thinner or an introduction of new features, a view shared by some including that of Seekingalpha.com.
What would you think about the iPhone era possibly coming to an end? Let us know your thoughts.
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