There have been many rumors surrounding the design of the upcoming next-gen iPhone – One, that it will largely retain the design of the iPhone 4, and two, that it will be entirely redesigned. A new report suggests the latter – and that it will arrive in August!
The new report, which comes to us from BGR, suggests that, while Apple has (allegedly) been giving some developers access to a device known as the iPhone 4S (an iPhone 4 with upgraded internals, essentially), BGR has apparently confirmed that the next iPhone won’t merely be a gutsier iPhone 4 with a bigger screen, but will feature a completely new case design as well.
Citing a so-called “reliable source”, the report goes on to suggest that the new iPhone will be released in August, and not in September at the annual iPod event as many have speculated. The device will allegedly be revealed in early or mid-August, and then released in late August to consumers. BGR has reportedly not been given any details about the design of the new case.
I’m not sure what to make of this. While late August is considered “Fall”, the time that Apple has slated for the iOS 5 release, this rumor goes against much of what has been suggested up until this point, which places it in one of two categories: complete baloney, or likely truth. I, for one, suspend judgement, and simply have faith in Apple’s ability to produce a truly incredible iPhone 5 that will leave me happy until the iPhone 6 arrives.
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