April 27th the white iPhone 4 is released
Pessimist. Apple sold 93 million iPhones in 2011. I can’t believe they moved nearly a 100 million phones.
My iPhone score card looks like this:
- iPhone 5 in June/July No
- Same form factor Yes
- faster Yes
- better battery Yes
- better cameras Yes on back / no on front
- price remains the same Yes
- Verizon iPhone Yes
- Verizon with iPhone 5 No
- White as iPhone 5 No
- NFC No
- Memory remains the same No
- 65 million phone No
Pretty much nailed it, except the movies and TV shows.
Voice did debut but it was an iPhone 4s feature not a general feature of iOS. Also it’s a private API that only Apple can access so no public APIs for developers to hook into.
I also missed iMessage.
Not yet. I will include this as one of my 2012 predictions.
Nope, not in 2011 and I lost hope and did not include it in my 2012 predictions and then Apple introduces iBook Author. So I had the right prediction but I was early by a couple of weeks.
Nope. None of the iPods, not the classic, not the Touch or Nano saw any meaningful upgrade.
This looks like a 2012 prediction rather than 2011.
In 2011 Apple purchased the 3-D mapping company C3 Technologies for 267 million and the Israeli flash memory company Anobit for 390 million dollars. The Anobit purchase was the second biggest purchase in Apple’s history (only NeXT was bigger). I guess this counts as big but I was thinking of a purchase in the billions, like a Yahoo! or other frontline consumer facing company. So I am going to give me a “Yup” for this one too.
Year-end price of 405.00, with a high of 426.70. Missed it by just 2.6% and 2.2%.