In case you didn’t know, Apple is holding a media event on Tuesday, October 4 at 10am PST on their Cupertino campus. Based on the invitation send to the press and the teasing “Let’s talk iPhone” tagline, it’s pretty clear that this will be an iPhone event -- but exactly which iPhone(s) they’ll be talking about is still up for debate.
Are you an iPhone owner jealous of those iPod touch owners with their 64GB of storage? You may not be for long, assuming you’re in the market for the next handset Apple plans to announce on October 4. A new rumor claims the new iPhone will be available in three capacities, presumably maxing out at 64GB.
We’ve been hearing rumors of a refreshed “iPhone 4S” for months, with at least one analyst now believing that may be the only new model introduced this year. While the world debates whether or not we’ll see an iPhone 5 this year, AT&T has quietly slipped some new cases into their stores which may hold a clue.
Given that the iPad 2 was released earlier this year with a newer A5 processor, it probably won’t come as a surprise if and when Apple announces a similar move for the next iPhone -- and judging from a recent leaked photo of an unassembled handset, that’s just about exactly what you should expect.
Try as Apple might to keep its new iPhones a secret, if the company wants to have accessories available on launch day, they have to share with third-party companies. That’s why cases are often an early indicator of what the next generation device will look like, and now comes a new wrinkle: A screen protector that’s mysteriously a little wider, with space for an elongated home button.
Alongside the abundance of iPhone 5 rumors has been just about an equal amount of "iPhone 4S" rumors. The cheaper iPhone 4 would be released along with the iPhone 5, in what is appearing more likely to be an October launch. The phone would contain different components and less storage in an effort to lower manufacturing costs. But one thing that may not be different? The case.
With September fast approaching and the iPhone 5 likely to arrive with it, rumors persist that Apple is working on a smaller, cheaper version of a previous model in an effort to make the price affordable for everyone. Judging from some photos leaked out of Vietnam, it may just be a cheaper version of the current iPhone 4.
This week, Robbie and Flo discuss the recent slow down in production of iPhone 4s, and debate whether or not the next iPhone model will be dubbed the "5" or the "4S". Also, a quick spiel about the new Final Cut Pro X.
As Apple's main summer event, WWDC, draws ever closer, so does the quantity of rumors that seem to surround the event on an annual basis. Normally we see the next iteration of the next iPhone during this time, but lately the scuttlebutt is an unveiling of the next iOS at WWDC with the iPhone release to follow a few short months after. However, according to reported WWDC invites being handed out to select British journalists, we might catch a glimpse of the next iPhone sooner than we thought!
Now that U.S. carriers have started rolling out their 4G LTE networks, all eyes are on Apple as we wait to see when the technology might come to the iPhone. A new report claims it’s unlikely to launch until 2012, while production of the current iPhone 4 is slowing down ahead of the next model expected in September.