Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 5’
While the iPhone 5 may be announced on October 5th, it looks like we’ll be seeing an October 14 release date. Rumors are saying that Apple has blacked out vacation days for their employees from October 9th-12th and 14th-13th. This falls right into place with CEO of France Telecom’s prediciton of an October 15th release.
While iPhone 5 might drop on the 14th, iOS looks like it will arrive on October 10. Rumors are saying that AppleCare specialists are being told to expect a giant increase in iOS calls–most likely because of an iOS 5/iCloud launch. Oh, and then there’s the fact that they’ve been pumping up the hiring jam at their Austin, TX call center to prep for said increase. And if history repeats itself, then an iOS release definitely means a hardware release will follow suit.
While this continues to be only speculation, we think it’s safe to say that the event on October 4th, which is NOT a rumor, will definitely involve iPhone 5 somehow. And that right there is good news.
On Sunday, Apple seeded Mac OS X 10.7.2 beta to developers with support for the iCloud beta incorporated directly into the build. That’s what I’m talking about. Looks like we are officially one step closer. Additionally, Apple released a beta release of iTunes 5, just adding to the steady beta releases developers are seeing in preparation for fall’s big release–whenever that is.
The real kicker comes with the rumor that Apple plans to release iOS 5 to its overseas assemblers somewhere between September 23-30, meaning that yes–we are definitely close to a final release date for iOS 5 as well as a mid-October release date for iPhone 5.
What are you most excited for? Will you be using iCloud? And–more importantly–will you be getting an iPhone 5?
Today, Reuters jumped into the iPhone 5 rumormill by claiming that Apple intends to release not one, but TWO iPhones this fall: the 5 and a lower-priced iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S will supposedly have 8GB of memory and will sell for $200.
The iPhone 5, they say, will have a bigger screen, 8mp camera, and better reception. While Reuters suggests the iPhone 5 will look much like the iPhone 4, this picture surfaced as well as a bunch of leaked cases that show rounded curves.
The September announcement still seems to be agreed upon by all rumors, but nobody is sure as to whether that will be a release day or not. And for those of you hoping for a dual-mode CDMA & GSM iPhone, that might just come true. TechCrunch claims that an iOS developer has shown them proof of a dual-mode iPhone 5, so hang in there. Your wildest iPhone 5 dreams might just come true this time around.
Rumors continue to circulate as to the actual details on iPhone 5′s design. We blogged about rumored features here and here and it seems that most of these rumors continue to stay the same. We’re still talking a dual-core A5 processor and beefier camera along with more speculation on a larger screen.
Pictures from Chinese manufacturers continue to surface, although nobody really knows if these are based on fact or pure speculation. This picture comes from Hui Tong.
Besides iPhone 5, however, there are also rumors about a possible iPhone 4s, which will be a lower-end model that comes unlocked with no contract required. I have a hard time believing that would actually happen, but you never know.
I guess we’ll all continue to wait and see how all of this iPhone 5 madness actually unfolds. We asked way back in April if you’ll be getting an iPhone 5, but this time around we’re wondering what features you’re hoping for most.
The latest rumor swirling in the iPhone 5 rumor mill is that we’ll see a curved glass surface, similar to the Nexus S (according to DigiTimes.) This comes, of course, after a rumor stating that Apple has purchased 200-300 glass cutting machines.Whether the curved glass will be concave or convex is yet to be determined. Meanwhile, the Nexus S is rocking the curved glass, which is said to improve usability and fit more comfortably in your pocket. Reason enough to buy the iPhone 5? Maybe. I’m also MAYBE being sarcastic about that.
There are also rumors that they will move the LED flash to the right side to improve indoor and night photos.This photo from Ars Technica shows a photoshopped iPhone 5 sporting a larger screen, which they say is highly unlikely, and the shifted LED flash.
One of the more interesting rumors is that there’s a unified baseband processor, meaning there’s a possibility of Sprint and T-Mobile users getting official iPhone support.
I continue to subscribe to the school of thought that these updates aren’t that great, but we’ll see. I might be persuaded. What about you? Are you still convinced it’s not worth the upgrade? Or are you chomping at the bit to get your hands on one?