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Apple looks to launch Apple iPhone 5 globally alongside U.S. release?

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Apple looks to launch Apple iPhone 5 globally alongside U.S. release?
In the past, U.S. buyers would be the first to receive the Apple iPhone followed by, in some cases, a two to three month gap before the device would be released in developing countries in Asia. Based on carrier behavior, this year could be different. Sources in the Philippines for Android Authority are telling them that carrier Globe Telecom is sending out emails to subscribers, telling them the next Apple iPhone will soon be here. Additionally, the carrier has a heck of a weekend sale going on with discounts so low on the Apple iPhone 3GS, Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4S, that one could take it for an inventory dump. In other words, the carrier is unloading inventory that no one would want if the new Apple iPhone 5 were here.

Comparing the size of the old Apple iPhone screen with the expected larger new one (R)

Comparing the size of the old Apple iPhone screen with the expected larger new one (R)

We know what you're thinking. Besides that. You're wondering how Apple will be able to have enough inventory to hold a simultaneous launch, and that is a valid point. Usually, inventory held for pre-orders is sold out rather quickly and not too long after launch, the unit must be backordered. Apple is expected to unwrap the 6th generation Apple iPhone during its September 12th event and there is speculation that pre-orders will start the very same day with a launch set for September 21st.

Two weeks from now, some of you could be checking out your new Apple iPhone 5. Then again, maybe not. A report in the International Business Times says that Sharp has been behind schedule producing Apple iPhone 5 screens, possibly due to the in-cell technology being used on the unit for the first time. The new technology  makes the screens thinner. Sharp is said to be struggling with the high costs to produce the screen eating into its profit margins.
"The latest phone is almost here! Be sure to get it only from Globe, the leader in Postpaid. Interested to get updates? Text iP5Email Address and send to 2910 for FREE."-SMS message from Globe Telecom to customers

Analyst Rob Cihra, of Evercore Partners is looking for Apple to sell 24 million units of the new iPhone in the September quarter. Chira's Q3 estimate would be a 39% year-over-year increase. For the holiday quarter, which will have three full months of sales as opposed to fewer than one month for the previous quarter, the analyst believes Apple will sell a record 49 million iPhones.

source: InternationalBusinessTimes, PhilMUG via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 09 Sep 2012, 02:05 5

1. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Even trough it is Apple, I do not believe it to be possible.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 02:07 8

2. Hemlocke (unregistered)


If anyone CAN do it, though, it is Apple. Their supply line is a strength no other mobile company can match.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 03:30 4

11. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


There have been rumors that the new iPhone was in production since late May, early June. But then again they were just rumors.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 07:14 2

18. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Anyone can do it. LOL

Even nokia,samsung,sony,lg,htc,meizu,goophone,acer,fuji​tsu,toshiba,kyocera, name a company.

It's just a matter of when to announce and to release. Apple's just too smart to build so many products first before announcing it so that it could release it immediately.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 02:50 1

6. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


The latest phone is almost here! Be sure to get it only from Globe, the leader in Postpaid. Interested to get updates? Text iP5Email Address and send to 2910 for FREE.

This is the exact message I got from Globe Telecom last Thursday fresh from my message inbox. Not convinced yet?

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 03:27

9. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


got same message in the Philippines.

but this refers to the announcement, not the actual release.
October,for sure, is the date iPhone 5 will be released in the philippines.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 06:59

17. xtian1103 (Posts: 355; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


I think both companies' smart and globe are already preparing for the release. Depends which among their lte signals would be faster.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 08:15

19. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


I don't think Globe and Smart would offer LTE tech any time soon.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 08:57

21. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Smart's LTE is now available for 10GB for a month for 3.5kPhp

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 01:28

34. whysoserious (Posts: 316; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


That price is ridiculous! With that price, I think i'm okay now with HSPA+.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 05:30

37. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Globe's LTE is unlidata for a month for 28Mbps for 1799Php

for full LTE bitrate, 42Mbps for 3k.

We rather choose globe's LTE rather than smart's.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 10:20 1

27. bachelorrn0121 (Posts: 57; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


yeah.. that is our greedy telcom.. LTE speed in the philippines is a big joke and very expensive..

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 10:35

28. rf1975 (Posts: 241; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


I dought this figures first time after 2007 iPhone launch in my life......

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 02:45

4. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


i hv come to know from a source(north indian distributor of apple products) that it will a worldwide launch. and will be released in india on the same day.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 02:47

5. parvsingh05 (Posts: 98; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


as we all know that aple wants to sell 10 million iphone in the first week. so this can be possible.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 09:10 1

24. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


sure, there is a sucker born every minute....

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 03:02 13

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


Why is this Apple source come from ANDROIDauthority??

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 04:53 4

14. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Very good point

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 09:32 1

25. Bernoulli (Posts: 1437; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Lmao!!

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 10:49 1

29. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1218; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


That's just too funny haha.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 18:27 1

33. alan_1230 (Posts: 72; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)


I don't see why a Website such as ANDROIDauthority can't post Apple crap i mean just because it has android on it's name does not mean it's only entitled to android ! You seemed smart not anymore Wendy Trollett !

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 05:17 4

15. redmd (Posts: 868; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


worldwide release seems plausible. worldwide domination is not.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 06:51 1

16. e.wvu (unregistered)


I remember reading an article from this stie stating that it was rumored that Apple has a "shortage" in supplies for the iPhone. So I find this unlikely to happen.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 08:37

20. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1151; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Apple is going to build up so much demand and backorder it will be bad for the consumer. I see it now; groups of Chinese buying up available inventory only to sale a iPhone 16gig for $1000.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 09:08

22. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


This move makes sense as it is all about market share....

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 09:43

26. ryq24 (Posts: 479; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


samsung and other competitors are releasing their phones before the sept 12 announcement to try to eat up as many potential iphone buyer so apple must quickly come out with their iphone 5 or lose more potential buyers.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 11:00

30. ap1989 (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


Cant wait til it get banned in the US for having LTE

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 12:36 1

31. CreeDiddy (Posts: 231; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


People around here believe Apple is worried about Android competition or the Android Army to help defeat the Apple regime. Its the other way around and most people don't understand this. Let me give you examples...

Samsung - Released the SIII end of May. Have sold more than 20 million units worldwide as of Sept. Just had a press release and showing of Galaxy Note 2. Attempting to release the Note 2 very soon to combat iPhone sales. Samsung is looking to become the next iPhone buzz company, but can they maintain.

Conclusion: A head start with the SIII and Note 2 before the Sept release date of the iPhone. Their approach is to deflect the Android 4G early adopters and iPhone users that want change. Again this move is intended to take away sales from the new iPhone. Samsung is the ONLY company to challenge Apple for the smartphone supremacy. Right now its effective, but can they maintain the pace like Apple has done the last 5 years.

Motorola - Again announced releasing their phones before Razr M, HD, Maxx HD before Apple's Sept 12th press release. This allows pro Droid users a similar experience they have with the release of the Droid lineup.

Conclusion: If the sales don't jump off you will see Motorola struggle to stay within the smartphone industry. They are very innovate as a company, but release stale products that can truly deliver the experience of other Android smartphones. With the acquisition of Google they have already released 2000 jobs and may make more cuts to revive their bottom line. With an improved marketing strategy of going thin and longer preserved battery life it may be too little to late for Android adopters to move away from HTC and Samsung as their continuing handset. This spells trouble for Android as their pie will ultimately fall into the hands of new iPhone or Samsung.

LG - Released their Optimus G and Optimus Vu 5" phablet to compete among Note 2. This is a bold move by LG as their phones have not made an impact with the Android smartphone market. They are the low hanging fruit of the bunch, but understand that the relationship of manufacturing some parts for Apple can lead to positive prosperity.

Conclusion: Staying within the smartphone industry will be a challenge to LG as they don't have the appeal of Samsung and HTC. These phones should be fairly good, but consumers will overlook them as the SIII will make see their distant shadow in terms of features and sheer worldwide sales. I see them doing well and appealing within the lower budget crowd to maintain their sales. If they can maintain plain vanilla Android and keep their costs low they will still be available as an Android alternative. They could easily make a quick exit with Android if sales aren't prosperous and go with Windows as an alternative.

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 12:44

32. CreeDiddy (Posts: 231; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


This is a continuation:

HTC: HTC, as many of you know, has an event slated for September 19 where it could unveil a host of new products, especially for the One X+. This supposed to be the Note 2 and Razr Maxx HD com. This can revive their companies sales as it could appeal to many HTC loyal users that love Sense. Although Beats Audio was a bust and sold back most of their stock back to them, it leaves them finding at several market alternatives, such as Windows to become a solution or broaden their portfolio.

Conclusion: Possibly too little too late. Their market share and appeal is spiraling south rapidly. Samsung has taken the sting out of HTC and made it virtually impossible to be competitor within the Android market. Thus their appeal to release the 8X will give them hope and provide assurance to buyers that want a variety of handsets. They can regain market confidence, by providing a plain vanilla Android experience rather than keep Sense as their GUI. They will not make a dent in iPhone sales this year.

Overall, you see the pattern release dates of Android manufacturer's have to come out much faster than the announcement date of Apple to secure more sales. We all know that Apple will dominate towards the end of this year in sales, but coming out with products before Apple's announcement date will ensure that they will get a piece of the pie. However, for some manufacturer's it could be little to late.

posted on 10 Sep 2012, 04:59

36. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Finally, Apple learnt something from Samsung.

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