Originally Posted by macinthe408
Please list "amazing new products." Amazing refreshes of existing products don't really count, what with all the NEW products competitors are releasing day in, day out.
Disclaimer: I own 3 shares of APPL, so my desire to see new products at the expense of long-term vision overwhelms my sensibilities.
I accept they are refreshed
models (2012 MBP to 2013 MBP) or general model categories (10" iPad as in iPad 4 to iPad Air) but that's still a new
product, each with innovations and advancements that oft make it worthwhile to upgrade. I am sporting an iPhone 5S, Retina iPad mini, and Late-2013 15" MBP all within a short timeframe last year because they are advancement I felt were worth spending the money on.
If you had asked me if I thought I'd likely upgrade from my iPhone 5 before the 5S was announced I think I would been uncertain. I ended up not getting the iPhone 4S. My iPad was an iPad 3 and my Mac was a 2010 13" MBP. This shows I certainly don't need to buy the latest Apple product just because it's new
If you own see new as being a brand new model category that Apple has never before entered then you're going to be disappointed a lot. They've only ever had 4 of them that were wildly successful. The Mac in 1984, the iPod in 2001, the iPhone in 2007, and iPad in 2010. I think it's irrational to expect that Apple release brand new product categories annually.
Other vendors simply rebrand a product type but that's because it's a failure. Even Apple has done it with .Mac to MobileMe to iCloud. This is what you do when something has become tainted. You don't do this when something is highly successful without having a very, very, very good reason. I guess Apple could have called the iPad mini the iPhablet and you would have gotten a new product category in 2012 but that wouldn't have been a smart move for numerous reasons.