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.
By this date on the calendar, we’d usually be within spitting distance of a new iPhone -- but that’s all changing this year, with rumblings that an iPhone 5 won’t appear until September. But that can’t stop us from collecting the best and brightest of the rumors we’ve heard so far and presenting them to our readers.
Can’t we all just get along? It appears that where the iPhone 5’s camera lens is concerned, maybe not. Rumors are flying fast and furious that the next iPhone will relocate the LED flash to the opposite side of the handset, rather than cozied up to the lens as part of the same component.
If you’re one of the remaining few still holding out hope for a new iPhone next month, you may want to sit down for this -- an AT&T representative claims that Apple has informed the carrier there will be no new iPhone in the traditional June or July timeframe.