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.
Spring has sprung and so the young's fancy turns to iPhones, at least according to one study we read this week. iPhones and iPads both, and the only reason we think they're not dreaming of iPods is because they already have them. And that, folks, is how you build a mobile empire. Let's see how that's working out for Apple, as far as apps and sales and hype and all the rest are concerned, just in case ya missed it this week.
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.