Try as Apple might to keep its new iPhones a secret, if the company wants to have accessories available on launch day, they have to share with third-party companies. That’s why cases are often an early indicator of what the next generation device will look like, and now comes a new wrinkle: A screen protector that’s mysteriously a little wider, with space for an elongated home button.
New reports indicate that Sprint may offer an unlimited data plan with along with the iPhone 5 next month.
Sprint, the number three wireless carrier in the U.S., currently offers unlimited data plans on other smartphones. But is an unlimited data plan enough to lure iPhone customers from other carriers to Sprint?
New reports in today indicate the companies contracted to build the parts that will make up the next iPhone are firing up their production lines. Industry sources claim that Taiwanese suppliers are ready to begin volume shipments of the iPhone 5 soon, with Foxconn already cranking out 150,000 units a day.
Sources claim that Largan Precision (lens maker), TPK Holding (touch panel maker), G-Tech Optoelectronics (reinforced glass supplier), and Simplo and Dynapack (battery vendors) are "all operating at full swing capacity."
There are new reports in that Apple has locked in deals with two suppliers to build 8-megapixel camera lenses for the next iPhone. Apparently both Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical will be manufacturing the lenses for "Apple's newest iPhone 5."
Despite wile fluctuations in the rumors regarding every specific of Apple's yet-to-be-announced iPhone 5, there has been consistent chatter regarding the enhanced camera possibility, which gives this latest rumor a (slightly) higher degree of believability.
We hope you’re not too sick of iPhone 5 rumors, because here comes another one! The unannounced handset seems to be all anyone wants to talk about right now, with even the otherwise lackluster news that the handset is now being manufactured starting to make headlines.
Usually by this point in September, the rumor mill would be in overdrive churning up advance word about a new iPod touch or maybe new iTunes features, but this year is different. With the iPhone 5 pushed from its usual early summer release, all eyes are focused on the new handset, which seems to be popping up everywhere except from Apple themselves.
Rumors are good. Rumors are what keep the web going and what keeps the Apple blogs thriving. Rumors are the blood that flows through our blog veins. If we didn't have any rumors to gossip about, we wouldn't have any speculation, and then I couldn't make a big deal out of this press release I got in my inbox just a second ago.
Previous rumors speculated that the iPhone 5 would arrive with a 4.2 inch panel; the rumors were based on an alleged leak on Apple's website in Switzerland a few weeks ago.
New sources are now suggesting that the iPhone 5's panel size will still be less than 4 inches. These sources state that the iPhone 5 will have a 3.5 to 3.7 inch panel with a new, thinner bezel design that will make the screen appear larger.
Sprint to its dealers: “If there’s one rule of the iPhone On Sprint Club, it’s that we don’t talk about the iPhone On Sprint Club.” That’s kind of the gist of a newly leaked memo out of Sprint, which asks dealers not to speculate on whether or not the carrier will be getting Apple’s handset this fall.