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 Perhaps this is simply the evidence of the "mother of all upgrade cycles".  The internet backbone got scorched.  ;) Thompson
 I definitely felt as much anticipation during the 2007 original iPhone announcement.  We knew several things were coming.  Most of us just didn't know they would all be in one device.  Awesome.
 True, but for a company that has moved on and doesn't need to encourage the narrative that already exists, it would be exceedingly odd to put Steve's image back out in front like that.  In other words: never gonna happen, and anybody who thinks this would be a good idea - other than for the the fact that us extreme Steve fans would dig it - isn't thinking too clearly. Besides, it's kind of a crass move, not a class move.  Definitely not Apple's style, and certainly...
 Just like, according to you, there was absolutely no way they would call the iPhone released in 2012 the "iPhone 5"?  I think you speak too often in absolutes. Eddy Cue seems to think that they can top the initial iPhone announcement.  I have my doubts about that too, but since he knows whatever it is he's talking about, and I don't, I'll have to be less absolutely certain than you are.
We are discussing the potential ramifications of a rumor on a rumor site.  Are there specific facts being misrepresented here? And by the way, Apple hasn't officially announced that there will be a new product category.  They promised in interviews over the last year that they are working on such and will show something this year.  If that's what you mean by "announced", then I agree.
And now we're all in agreement!  (I should have read the entire thread through first, rather than answering each comment as I came across it.  (Maybe this is my first rodeo!!!)
If they weren't ready for announce in June and sale by (say November), then the only thing that an announcement in September and sale by (say) February can tell you is that they are three months behind the schedule that you wish they met (and that they probably  wish they had met too).  That's it.  A few months is not that far.
I think that the previous poster's point was that Apple will probably have enough apps ready to provide a drool-worthy device on day one, even without third party developers, but he didn't say it would remain that way.  Third party development will certainly be greatly encouraged, for all the reasons you laid out, so the ecosystem flourishes that much more.  And it certainly won't take long.
If the rumor is true, the reason is as simple as it gets:  while Apple would love to have the new device available for the holidays, it simply isn't ready to meet the production schedule.  Why obfuscate the simple?  (<--- he said with irony)
OK, I can understand and respect your preference for not wanting a rumor to be referred to as "breaking".  However, I, for one, don't have a problem with using the word "breaking" as an adjective for a rumor that is fresh.  Reserving certain adjectives for use only with specific nouns reduces the flexibility of the English language.  But then, to each his own.
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