WWDC 2011 is now just a memory, but iOS device owners have a lot to look forward to this fall with iCloud and the new iOS 5. More importantly, these offerings may offer clues as to what we can expect from the next iPhone, which is widely rumored to debut with the new mobile operating system in September.
There may not be a new iPhone this month, but that doesn’t mean Apple is sitting on their thumbs basking in the warm glow of summer. A new report claims that the company is slowing orders for iPhone 4 components, which can mean only one thing: New models ahoy!
WWDC brought us a chock full of new things, including iCloud and iTunes Match, as well as the full breakdown of features in the next iteration of OS X. But unfortunately, there was no iPhone at last week's big keynote. While that might be bad news for most of us, it's great news for Apple-centirc gossip mongers. With no hints as to what features, form or functions the next iteration of the company's flagship mobile product might have in store for consumers, the rumor mill has worked itself up into a lather over what we might be able to expect from Cupertino in the months to come. Here's a quick rundown of what we've seen circling the web lately, and what may be coming soon.
Those of us who had been anticipating an iPhone 5 announcement at last week's WWDC will be heartened to hear this bit of news: A "previously accurate" source has leaked information to 9to5Mac that the new device is already in use and in the final testing stages, possibly ready for a September release. Given that we know that iOS 5 will arrive this Fall, this seems plausible.
As predicted, there was no new iPhone announced at WWDC this year, lending further credence to rumors that Apple plans to move introduction of the next model to September to coincide with iOS 5 -- a move that is likely to give Android competitors like HTC a chance to eclipse Cupertino’s lead in the U.S. smartphone market.
Is it just us, or do you get the impression that the next iPhone will have a camera lens separated from the LED flash? That certainly seems to be the case as more and more evidence keeps turning up, including this new photo of an alleged fifth-generation iPhone part.
Although most of us are expecting a modest spec bump for this year’s iPhone, a new report has surfaced that claims Apple may be planning to use a “curved cover glass” in the next model, similar to the iPod nano from a couple generations ago.
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.