After a number of years of attempting to swim in opposition to the tide, Apple lastly relented again in 2014 and launched new iPhone fashions with bigger shows. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus marked the beginning of a brand new period for Apple’s iPhone lineup, and other people couldn’t wait to get their palms on these new bigger iPhones. However, 2014 additionally marked the beginning of a distinct sort of change for Apple, one which Apple followers nonetheless have combined emotions about: As an alternative of reusing iPhone designs for simply two years, Apple started to make use of the identical iPhone designs for 3 years in a row.
On the one hand, a 3-year design cycle is sensible. Smartphones are so costly now that individuals are ready longer and longer to improve. They’re additionally so highly effective lately that utilizing a 3-year-old iPhone or perhaps a four-year-previous model doesn’t have the identical efficiency limitations that it used to. On the flip facet of the coin, nonetheless, hardcore Apple followers and early adopters proceed to improve their iPhones each year, in order that they’ve needed to come to phrases with the truth that they’re going to get the identical design for 3 years in a row on their $1,000+ smartphones. The iPhone 6 collection, iPhone 6s sequence, and iPhone 7 series all shared the identical design. Then, the iPhone X, iPhone XS series, and iPhone 11 series all appeared identical. Now in 2020, we’re lastly due for a brand new iPhone design — and from what we’ve heard up to now, the iPhone 12 will characteristic an enormous design overhaul that Apple followers are going to like.
The 3-year iPhone design cycle is right here to remain, so Apple followers must be taught to reside with it. In truth, except for the change from aluminum to glass on the again, Apple really used its iPhone 6 design for a fourth consecutive year because of the iPhone eight and iPhone 8 Plus. Apple’s high brass merely doesn’t assume that it’s essential to overhaul the iPhone’s design each different year. The truth that iPhones nonetheless promote by the tens of millions every quarter means that they’re in all probability proper. Nonetheless, the brand new design cycle makes iPhone refreshes that rather more thrilling once they lastly do come around, and phrase on the road is that there’s an enormous design refresh coming in 2020.