A quick visit to AT&T iPhone page reflects that, while white iPhone 4′s and refurbished black iPhone 4′s are available, they are entirely out of both the 16 and 32GB models of the iPhone 4, leading many to wonder if the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 could be WWDC’s “One More Thing.”
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Here’s another iPhone 5 rumor for you to get excited by. Late July or early August could see the release of the 5th generation of Apple’s iPhone. That’s according to mac blog Macotakara who cite the not so reliable “anonymous source” as their source.
A photo of what may well prove to the back of the next generation of iPhone 5 was published to Apple.Pro by way of Mac Rumors. The image shows a white shell with three holes. Presumably the camera is top left with the rumored separated flash component sitting in the opposite corner.
When Apple release a new generation of their products, the process invariably follows the mantra of smaller, thinner, & faster. The next generation of iPhone will be no different.
Yesterday an AT&T rep reportedly walked into a Jamba Juice store, and told one of the workers that the next iPhone would be released in October. A tweet by @halolordkiller2 spells out the story, which interestingly coincides with many sources indicating a fall release.
According to DigiTimes, the next generation of iPhone will feature a curved glass top as part of its display. This approach should welcome in a edge to edge display and a larger screen for future iPhone users.
According to SeekingAlpha’s Andrew Zaky, the next iPhone might be due as early as June or July, maintaining current launch trends. He cites several reasons, including launch timing, and Apple’s legendary ability to produce hype.
MacStories reports on rumors that OmniVision, manufacturers of electronics components, has produced a 5MP camera module capable of shooting 30FPS 1080P video that just might be destined for the upcoming iPhone models.
Apple has reportedly dropped their planned shipment volume from 20 million units to 17.5 / 18 million units for the second quarter. That’s according to a recent report from DigiTimes that speculates the reduction in shipment volumes is part of Apple’s preparation for the next generation of iPhone, dubbed the 4S or the more conventional sounding iPhone 5.
We reported earlier today that the iPhone 4S will not include NFC for mobile payment processing. Contrary to that, BGR is now reporting that the big 10th Anniversary Apple Store celebration on Thursday will include the launch of NFC payment terminals in the stores.
According to a report from 9to5Mac, analysts are making some interesting claims, some of which we have heard before, about the next iPhone. Claims include the inclusion of an 8MP Sony camera, a Qualcomm GSM/CDMA “world phone” chip, and a release sometime in Q3 of this year.
According to a report from Bernstein Research, the iPhone 4S will not have NFC (Near Field Communications). The technology has been widely anticipated in the next iPhone in order to facilitate mobile payments.
It’s often been said that the next iPhone won’t ship until September, perhaps around the annual iPod event, which is later than the iPhone would normally be released. One UK phone retailer, however, gets more specific, claiming a November 21st launch date.
Hong Kong-based retailer Alibaba has a “Crystal Case for iPhone 5G” listed for sale showing the next-generation iPhone camera flash shifted to the other side with an edge-to-edge screen.
Apple may make it easier to talk to friends while at a noisy bar or in a quiet room without uttering a word using a new patented text-to-speech and speech-to-text interface in the iPhone 5.
iPhone Italia has posted images of what appear to be parts that will make up Apple’s next incarnation of the iPhone 5 (or 4S). The pictures, which make little sense if you’re not an engineer, allegedly show speakers and dock cables for the next iPhone.