iPhone 5 Release Date: Now it’s September 21 ?
Jul 30, 2012 02:07 PM EDT
Rumors about the release date of Apple's fifth generation iPhone has been making waves for the past few months, with rumored dates initially set for August (due to the successful sales of Samsung's Galaxy S3), and slowly making it to September or October, where the general consensus currently rests, but in a report Monday, a source with 'inside information,' according to pocket-lint (yahoonews) says that the much talked about phone will be on shelves on September 21.
According to these reports Apple will reveal the phone on the 12th and then on the 21st the phone will be available in stores. The rumors might not be so far off since Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's chief financial officer, hinted to the same telling reporters that the company's poor sales in the recently released quarterly report, saying "We're reading the same rumors and speculation you are about a new iPhone," according to the New York Times. Oppenheimer implied that the low sales might just be a precious harbinger for Apple, indicating that many people are holding back purchases in hopes of the new phone.
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Timothy D. Cook, Apple's chief executive, told the New York Times, "I'm glad people want the next thing...I'm not going to put any energy into trying to get people to stop speculating."
Earlier this month, Verizon presented a similar hurdle, when the company declared its financial reports, Francis J. Shammo, the CFO told analyst that many customers were holding back on upgrades because "There is always that Rumor Mill out there with a new phone coming out in the fourth quarter. And so people may be waiting," as reported by computerworld.com.
The humdrum increasing around the iPhone 5 is not limited to the release date, but also the phone's features. The Wall Street Journal released reports claiming inside information that the phone will flaunt a thinner body, wider screen and a new touch-screen technology.
According to the report, the latest iPhone screen will contain a new in-cell design in which the touch-screen sensors are embedded within the LCD screen, the new technology allows for higher quality graphics. The technology also permits the body of the phone to be more slender than its predecessor.
The reports coincide with the buzzing word that the greatest and most obvious change to the next generation Apple smartphone is likely to be its screen. Earlier this month, a Taiwanese blog called apple.pro allegedly leaked photos of the much talked about smartphone. The photo shows the alleged iPhone 5 to be slightly longer that its predecessor, iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 4 has a screen of 3.5, but Samsung's Galaxy S3, whose sky rocketing popularity is prompting the alleged early release of the new iPhone has a screen of 4.8 inches. The Washington Post reports, "it's likely that Apple's going to pump up the screen size. But, since Apple is a company that prizes usability, it's unlikely that the phone will get too big for the majority of consumers to use one-handed."
In the end, all that's been said about the iPhone 5 is all speculations and calculated guessing. It is important that Apple has not even mentioned the creation of iPhone 5 let alone its release date. However, this hasn't stopped people from predicting.