Tomorrow is the last day of July, and what a month it's been! Seems as if iPhone users will have to suffer through the dog days of summer in August with today's news that the next handset is likely to have its moment in the spotlight come mid-September instead of last year's October debut of the iPhone 4S. Quick! To the upgrade eligibility calculator! And when you come back, be sure to read what else is happening for this July 30, 2012.
It's probably a safe bet at this point to say that the next iPhone (which probably won't be called iPhone 5) is going to look a lot like the leaked renders and parts we've seen in recent weeks. Still don't believe? How about these shots of a fully-assembled "new iPhone"?
30-pin dock connector, your number is up: Reuters is now adding its own soulful voice to the chorus of rumors claiming that Apple is going to ditch its classic dock connector in favor of something much smaller. So much for all those compatible accessories lying around the house!
If you're still sitting there trying to figure out if you should move your AT&T family plan to one of the company's Mobile Shared packages next month, now might be a good time to take a break and let your eyes feast upon something else -- you know, like all the juicy tech news making headlines for this mid-week hump day. And hey, look at that -- we happen to have some for you right now on this Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
It seems we'll never again have any surprises from an iPhone release, thanks to incessant rumors about nearly every little detail finding its way to our eyes and ears months ahead of time. And now it's going to have a thinner screen, too.
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, that’s no guarantee it really is a duck. But when it looks like a duck, too? Well, then we’d probably want to start calling it a duck. Oh, and by the way: We’re not talking about ducks here, we’re talking about an iPhone 5.
The rumors certainly seem to be stacking up in favor of a sixth-generation iPhone with a larger display this year, but while analysts pontificate about Apple fending off big-screen Android handsets, the real reason may be something far more practical.
iPhone 5 rumors are like opinions: everybody has one to share--except us. Instead of speculating what new handset hotness is being cooked up in Cupertino, we’d rather wait and bask in the glory of yet another amazing piece of Sir Jonathan Ive designed hardware once it is officially announced. That said, we’re not above keeping you up privy to what everyone else is saying about this year’s most anticipated handset.
The rumor mill has really been piling on with rumors of the next iPhone, which isn’t expected until this fall. The latest is a spy shot of a schematic which appears to show the front of the handset -- and yes, it matches the larger screen that keeps turning up.