Dan Frommer writes some of the best list posts in tech. In today’s post, numbers 2 — Apple is happy to go a whole year without a major hardware design revision — and 3 — Apple isn’t tied to its once-a-year, at-the-same-time-every-year product cycles at all costs — are what stand out the most to me.

Perhaps because what these two things really boil down to is that 2012 will be a good year for those in the market to buy a new gadget or 3 or 4 (see number 10 on Frommer’s list).

And but so that also means 2012 will be an exciting year for those unnamed individuals who like to nerd out and write about this stuff in far too much detail for what may be considered normal by any reasonable citizen, but so what because maybe we just can’t help ourselves and who defines what’s normal and reasonable anyway?

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