Do model years before the calendar year also apply to consumer electronics like mobile phones as well, not just vehicles?
When you answer, can you give me an explanation?
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Nurse! He's escaped from Cars and Transportation into another category!!
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Companies that develop and manufacture consumer electronics will release those devices to market when the product is ready, not necessarily tied to the calendar.
With the above in mind, most companies that develop products have a schedule associated with the development that they like to be able to hold too. For consumer products it's best if that product can be in mass production and shipping in the 4th quarter of the calendar year.
For consumer electronics the major market opportunity is associated with the holiday buying season in November and December of the calendar year, so it's in their best interest to have their latest and greatest shipping/in stores to coincide with the holidays.
Consider, there is a huge risk to a companies reputation and future business if they release a product that isn't ready. So having the product be market ready is the most important criteria dictating its release to market.
If a company had a product that wasn't going to be ready in time for the holiday buying season they might try and make a huge marketing splash for it, which would hopefully cause potential buyers to not buy their competitors products just to give a gift based on a calendar event.