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Marco Arment on Apple’s Boring Hardware Updates

Here is an insightful post by Marco Arment regarding Apple’s hardware update strategy and the next revision of the iPhone in particular. I don’t completely agree with Marco’s conclusions—-mainly because I think that people are being to hasty to equate “no iPhone announced at WWDC” with “no iPhone until Fall”—-but otherwise I think he’s on to something.

The iPhone is getting pretty close to hardware maturity, while iOS is ripe for a host of event-worthy updates. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see Apple release an updated iPhone with minimal hardware updates (A5 processor, more RAM, more storage) running iOS 4 either via a small event or a press release shortly before or after WWDC with the promise of an upgrade to iOS 5 whenever that’s ready.