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.
Now that we’ve all gotten over the disappointment that there won’t be a new iPhone in June and the long wait until September begins, we’ll have to console ourselves with rumors such as this one, about a potential “iPhone 4S” being tested by handpicked game developers.
Hopefully by now you’ve gotten over the fact there won’t be an iPhone 5 released in July, and you’ve made your peace with it -- but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be waiting until next year, at least according to three sources talking to Reuters.
Once you get over the disappointment that we’re not likely to see a new iPhone this June, you’ll probably start looking to September and wondering what we might see from an iPhone 5. Thankfully, the analysts are too, and they’re sharing their thoughts with the rest of us.
After years of rumors about the iPhone landing on Verizon Wireless, when the announcement finally came in January, the actual launch of the iPhone 4 on the carrier seemed anti-climactic -- but fear not, the real excitement will come with the next model.
According to component suppliers in Asia, Apple has yet to release a production roadmap for the iPhone 5. This happens well in advance of the release of a product, as the suppliers need time to manufacture the appropriate components. The fact that this hasn't happened yet flies in the face of rumours that the iPhone 5 would be released this summer.