Apple plans to launch the brand new, highly anticipated iPhone 5 in October rather than September.
It was rumored for quite a while now that the release of the next generation iPhone will happen sometime in September. Unfortunately, these rumors are false. More reliable sources indicate that the release of the iPhone 5 will be sometime in October.
There has yet to be a hard deadline set for its release, while only the month and year of the launch has been confirmed. Unfortunately for us Mac fans, we’ll have to wait a little longer before we can get our hands on the new iPhone 5.
For a long time, even the name of the device was unknown to the public. That tends to be the trend with all news surrounding the next generation Apple iPhone–not much is at all known. Very little information on the iPhone 5 has been released. The newest features and deepest dimensions of the device are known by only a small group of people.
Despite the cloud of uncertainty surrounding the iPhone 5, one can expect a final product planning to compete with Google and their successful Android smartphones, head-on.
To mimic some of Androids’ successes, dimensions on the iPhone 5 will have to expand–Android smartphones already sport some of the industry’s largest screens. So, maybe a larger screen, slimmer margins, better interface etc. will be aspects of the new iPhone to be emphasized and unlike its predecessors.
As soon as more information is made available to the public regarding the Apple iPhone 5, one can rest assured that the improvements the smartphone will reveal will live up to the anticipation engulfing it.
Little is known about Apple’s next generation smartphone. Such is the policy of Apple, never commenting on rumors and leaving as many people in the dark as they can. However, a recent report has indicated that the next generation iPhone will be much lighter and thinner than its predecessor.
The iPhone 4 has been a general success for Apple. The specs on that device are well known– 5-megapixel camera, 4.8 ounces and .37 inches thick. The next generation phone will build on that.
It is expected that the next generation iPhone will have a 8-megapixel camera, a curved glass face, metal back and a move to faster processors. The recent news suggesting a much lighter and thinner device pretty much concludes much of what is known about the device.
The name of the next iPhone is also in the midst of healthy debate. Depending on which circles you travel in, some call it the iPhone 5, while others refer to it as the iPhone 4s. Who knows? What we do know is that the next generation iPhone hopes to close the gap in the smartphone market–a market that has moved more towards Google Android based products. Only time will tell.
Google’s Android OS continues their dominance in the smartphone market.
Currently Android has 38% market share. That beats out their competitors by a considerable margin. The closest to them is Apple with 27% market share. RIM has 25%.
These numbers are surprising considering the limited exposure Android has had in comparison to the others. Android is a relatively new OS, being around for only a few years. Apple and RIM have been around much longer. RIM actually used to be an industry leader with the early success of the Blackberry.
It appears that as smartphones are gifted with more and more capabilities, users are generally more attracted to the device. For that reason, Android has been able to garner a healthy population of users that enjoy using their smartphones for various purposes. Android customers on average use more GB in their data plans than any other.
Many Apple aficionados hope that they can close that gap with the release of the iPhone 5. Apple certainly knows how to market their products. We’ll have to wait and see if they can give them enough functionality to compete with Android based smartphones. Though, that result seems unlikely considering Android’s meteoric rise.
According to BGR, we can expect the next generation iPhone to be announced at Apple’s annual event in August.
The smartphone that was rumored to be the next generation model of the iPhone, the iPhone 4s, actually may be just a preliminary model. The iPhone 4s differs from its predecessor by means of its hardware. Other than that, its hardly a giant leap for the popular mobile device.
The “iPhone 5″, possibly a misnomer, will have a different look. BGR says that, based on reliable sources, its case will most resemble a tear drop. No other details have been revealed on the device. If anyone knows anything about Apple, its always apparent that they will not comment on any future devices.
We can all expect more information on the next generation iPhone at the August event. Some, say it may be announced even later than that.
Expect curved glass and a faster processor for the iPhone 5. Despite the fact that Apple doesn’t respond to rumors, it has been widely assumed that they may in fact be including such features amongst other additions to the iPhone. This report comes out of DigiTimes, a Taiwanese publication. They base their report on the purchase of over 300 glass-cutting machines.
Why the curved glass? Not much more could be said outside of just speculation but curved glass has been used with previous Apple devices. Outside of the iPod nano, other companies use curved glass for comfort-ability.
The iPhone 5 is also rumored to abandon their glass back and return to metal. The A5 processor will be the same processor that is currently in their iPad 2, and the camera will be a Sony 8-megapixel sensor. All of these changes are speculation, though reliable.
It is expected to be released for Sprint and T-mobile. The release date is rumored to be in September at Apple’s iPod event. Not in June, the month of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference where they normally reveal their iPhones.
Outside of the hardware changes to the iPhone 5, the software could also be intriguing. The rumored iCloud that would allow users to save their music online and access it without using memory space could be included in the iPhone 5.