This Is Why It's Taking so Damn Long for Apple to Make Your Next iPhone
|Is it worth waiting for? Yes.|
While the DA groused about a recent surge of iPhone burglaries reported in San Francisco, bloggers were more excited by the prospect of another product launch. Turns out, the iPhone 5s, which were designed under the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, may arrive as early as June.
Although it's not unusual for smartphone companies to operate on a five-year "roadmap" (Nokia, RIM, and Motorola have toiled that long over individual products), Apple especially likes to take its sweet time, because it prefers to build high-end, "deeply-engineered," "integrated" products as opposed to the cheaper, off-the-shelf versions favored by Android manufacturers, Dediu says.
While manufacturers, including Samsung and HTC, make dozens of models each year by mixing and matching parts from their suppliers, Apple tries to build most of its phones from scratch.