Will they or won’t they? Apple’s release of an iPhone 5 this summer is being widely debated after the WWDC 2011 appears to focus strictly on the future of iOS (and Mac OS), but it appears that two Korean cell phone carriers may be getting the device in late June anyway.
Perhaps the above could be one of the reasons we may see a later than usual release of the next generation of the iPhone? During an interview with The Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg, Sony CEO Sir Howard Stringer may have subtly given away plans for an eight-megapixel camera in the iPhone 5.
Apple greeted the final week of March with an announcement that the 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take over Moscone West in San Francisco from June 6-10, with developer tickets selling out the same day at $1,599 each. At the same time, pundits began spreading the doom and gloom that there would be no June iPhone refresh this year… but is it fact or fiction?
While yesterday's rumor mill seemed to circle around the next version of OS X, today's highlights the next version of iOS. The latest scuttlebutt is that iOS 5 may not see the light of day until this fall. Instead of Apple possibly unveiling the latest version this spring, we may not see an official preview until summer, possibly alongside WWDC.
If you ask two people about whether the next iPhone will have NFC capabilities, you're likely to get three different answers. The New York Times has weighed in the opinion of two people "with knowledge of the inner workings of a coming iteration of the Apple iPhone" -- and say that, yes, the iPhone will have NFC.
Word from Foxconn headquarters is that Apple's fifth-generation iPhone has been spotted, and that it is allegedly slated for mass production any day now. It also -- apparently -- looks like a descendent of the Terminator.
With the launch of the iPad 2 now in the rear-view mirror, all eyes turn to the iPhone 5, which is widely expected to arrive in June. Unfortunately, if you’re excited by recent rumors of near-field communication (NFC) technology on the next Apple handset, you may have a bit of a wait.
While most eyes are on the iPad 2 at the moment one analyst at least reckons that Android tablets are set to take the market lead.
And in the OMG PANIC department, news came out that over-reliance on sat navs could cause death. Hopefully some of us will be left alive, though, as the UK government is pressing on with a £50m broadband plan to bring high-speed internet to rural areas.
So if you live in the country, get rid of your sat nav or your dreams of finally getting to watch cats playing the piano on YouTube without the constant buffering may never be realised.
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It may be iPad 2 day, but that doesn’t mean that speculation about the next iPhone can’t also be newsworthy. If recently released engineering diagrams are to be believed, the iPhone 5 may indeed have a larger, edge-to-edge screen.