Are you an iPhone owner jealous of those iPod touch owners with their 64GB of storage? You may not be for long, assuming you’re in the market for the next handset Apple plans to announce on October 4. A new rumor claims the new iPhone will be available in three capacities, presumably maxing out at 64GB.
New reports indicate a number of alleged changes in the next iPhone, including RAM, processor, and camera upgrades. But, it is the new Assistant software that sources believe will be the key feature of the iPhone 5.
According to the report, Assistant will be based on the Siri platform, and will be the evolution of the Voice Control software that first appeared with the iPhone 3GS.
Apparently a defective display may disrupt initial iPhone 5 shipments. According to a new report, supply chain makers have indicated that some of the touch panels made for the iPhone 5 look fine when they are made, but have defective issues that appear later during assembly of the device.
The sources indicate that the issue should be fixed quickly and, even if the initial supply of the iPhone 5 is delayed, Apple still intends to ship 25-26 million units of the device this year.
We’ve been hearing rumors of a refreshed “iPhone 4S” for months, with at least one analyst now believing that may be the only new model introduced this year. While the world debates whether or not we’ll see an iPhone 5 this year, AT&T has quietly slipped some new cases into their stores which may hold a clue.
Apple is seriously breaking with tradition this year, throwing fans and tech press alike a giant curveball as the month of September winds to a close without the company’s annual media event. But sit tight -- according to sources, we’ll probably see invites flowing to the media within the next week, with the big event scheduled for October 4.
We know this much: there's another iPhone on the horizon. Maybe. Rumors suggest that the phone will also be available on all major carriers, including Sprint and T-Mobile, which was recently acquired by AT&T. Assuming that the hearsay is true, that leaves an awful lot of choice for the confused consumer. If you're planning on finally adopting the iPhone into your life, you might be wondering which carrier is right for you. Read on for a a comparative breakdown of each carrier that offers the iPhone -- you might even walk away with an itch to end your current iPhone contract.
Given that the iPad 2 was released earlier this year with a newer A5 processor, it probably won’t come as a surprise if and when Apple announces a similar move for the next iPhone -- and judging from a recent leaked photo of an unassembled handset, that’s just about exactly what you should expect.
It’s simply amazing how all over the place rumors of Apple’s next handset have become -- what’s news one morning often gets snuffed out later that day with a completely contradictory rumor. Such is the case with the iPhone 5, which may miss its fall debut completely due to production delays.