You do realize that Wall Street analysts are nothing more than highly-paid morons, right?
These are the same people who look at a company's guidance, and say, "Oh, they always beat their guidance, so we'll set our expectations much higher!"
And then one quarter the company (which ALWAYS beats its own guidance) somehow cannot meet the inflated analyst expectations and then the "investors" flee the stock.
Even when the company is making money hand over fist.
Yes, Wall Street analysts are idiots.
There are numerous reasons an owner of an older iPhone should be interested in upgrading to an iPhone 5 -- not the least of which is to get LTE internet speeds instead of 3G.
For customers with carrier subsidized phones, like most U.S. customers, the biggest obstacle is the "new every two" upgrade cycle. When a new iPhone comes out every 18 months but your contract only renews every two years, you end up skipping a generation -- or paying a penalty for upgrading early if you just can't wait. But for many, the justification would need to be a really compelling new feature.
The most compelling new feature that Apple, Samsung or any other smartphone vendor could offer would be a dramatic increase in battery life -- either with new battery technology that offers higher energy density or with a substantial reduction in SoC and display power consumption.
If Apple were to release a new iPhone model that lasted twice as long between charges as the 4s or 5, I think we would again see them break all previous sales records.
"analysts are worried and disappointed about the not-so-high iPhone 5"
On the other hand some analysts are trashing apple for not having a low cost iPhone...
if not for the older iphone, some of these users might have switched to android/win phone.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.