Rumors on the blogs say that Apple is going to have an announcement September 12 (and then the phone would come out 2-3 weeks after that?). That would put it right in line with their announcements last year (and gearing up for the holiday season) so this sounds incredibly reasonable.
Note that Apple hasn't announced anything yet. These are the rumors!
Just bumping to see if anyone has heard anything new? I am due for an upgrade next week, but would really like a bigger screen so the possibility intrigues me. If I wait for a whole month and nothing comes out I will be so annoyed!
Oh, I totally agree with you! I was due for an upgrade earlier this summer but decided to put it off. I really want the iphone (I've only ever had basic phones) before I go back to school but I'm thinking it would be better to wait for the iphone 5 to come out so I can either get the 4S for a cheaper price. I don't think there will be anything super cool about the newer model.
Pre-orders for iPhone 5 is set to begin on the launch day as well, Sept 12
Things are getting clearer now with regards to the iPhone 5 release. Earlier, we learned from iMore that Apple will be launching the iPhone 5 on September 12. They also reported that release date will be nine days after which is on September 21. Now, the latest info they got from their reliable sources say that pre-orders for the next iPhone will also begin on launch day, that means September 12.
Additionally, iMore also said that the second wave of iPhone 5 release will be done in the first week of October. The second batch of release usually happens for the international markets, excluding the first countries which usually get the first release including the U.S. iMore said that both their sources for those events are reliable and have provided the same information for previous iPhone releases.
Interestingly, if this information is true, this will be the first time that Apple will start accepting pre-orders on the same day as that a product is going to be launched. The iPhone 4S was introduced on October 4 and pre-orders were accepted only on October 7, which happened to be a Friday. The first batch of the iPhone 4S was released on October 14 while the second round happened on October 28.
Hence, this rumor still follows Apple’s scheduling between launch day and release day. Only the pre-ordering schedule will be changed.
Rounding up this week’s leaks of “alleged” iPhone 5 component parts are these purported photos of the device’s battery pack. 9to5 Mac obtained leaked photos of the said battery and they’ve noticed that it will be of higher capacity than the battery pack in previous models of the iPhone. The said battery pack will have a capacity of 1440 mAh. In case you’re not aware, the iPhone 4S has a 1430 mAh capacity while the iPhone 4 has 1420 mAh capacity.
Aside from the higher capacity, the said iPhone 5 battery pack will also have a new voltage of 3.8. Both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have a 3.7 voltage. In addition, the new battery pack also features a higher watts-per-hour measurement (whr) of 5.45 whr. The iPhone 4 has 5.25 and the iPhone 4S has 5.3 whr. The increase was brought about by the higher capacity from 1430 to 1440 mAh. Another interesting information found out is that the battery’s labelling bears the date, June 2012.
Now, what does the higher capacity tells us about the iPhone 5 if this is really the battery pack? For one thing, there has been speculations that the iPhone 5 might be LTE-capable. But for a device to be such, a higher capacity is required. However, this increase in the purported iPhone 5 battery pack is not significant enough to conclude that the iPhone 5 will be after all LTE-capable. Meaning, LTE requires more capacity than 1440 mAH. So, is it safe to say then that the iPhone 5 will not feature LTE?
can't wait for the new iphone to come out. I've had a blackberry for the last couple of years (first a bold 9700 and now a 9900). Tried to resist the urge to buy an iphone bc I have an ipad so thought i don't need one but now I think I finally caved in and i'm ready to move on from blackberry....although I'll prob keep mine for bbm in addition to the iphone i think.
This time, pictures feature a side-by-side comparison of the front component against the iPhone 4S.
So much for Apple's veil of secrecy.
Another set of pictures and a video have emerged purportedly comparing the front face of the next iPhone, which many have taken to calling the iPhone 5, next to the face of an iPhone 4S. While the alleged images offer little in the way of new information beyond prior leaks, they offer up a good look at how the next iPhone may stack up against Apple's current flagship smartphone.
For the full set of images and videos, check out French Web site Nowhereelse.fr.
Of course, the photos could be fake, and Apple isn't in the habit (okay, that's an understatement) of confirming these kinds of reports. CNET contacted Apple, and we'll update the story if the company responds.
If accurate, the photos would confirm the general consensus that the next iPhone will feature a larger screen. The larger screen will likely be welcome as the rest of the smartphone industry has opted for bigger displays and designs.
The iPhone is expected to get a bump from 3.5 inches to 4 inches.
We'll know more when Apple makes its official announcement, widely expected to be set for September 12. Until then, check out CNET's rumor roundup for the latest tidbits on the next iPhone.
iPhone 5 release date: Shipments of new Apple iPhone 5 displays rumored delay
With the Apple event for the iPhone 5 release date announcement approaches, new rumors suggest issues with the upcoming iOS 6 smartphone launch.
Sources claim Sharp, who is manufacturing LCD displays for the new iPhone 5 have "struggled" to get the shipments out in time for Apple's planned launch.
An article at ITProPortal says Apple's "unconfirmed 21 September release date for the new iPhone may be in jeopardy, based on reports that Sharp has yet to start mass production of screens for the new device." The article, which was posted earlier today says the information came from an "unnamed source," who claims the "major Apple supplier of liquid crystal displays, had planned to start shipping iPhone screens by the end of this month, but delayed those plans due to manufacturing difficulties."
If these rumors are true, surely Apple has a backup plan in place if they intend to launch the iPhone 5 on September 12th, followed by a September 21st iPhone 5 release date. Apple has not confirmed the 6th generation smartphone, or any planned event to announce a new gadget. iPhone lovers will simply have to wait and see what Apple has planned.