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Rumor: Apple only releasing iPhone 4s this year, no iPhone 5

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Rumor: Apple only releasing iPhone 4s this year, no iPhone 5
iPhone rumors are notoriously annoying to sift through because they just never stop. At first, the rumors were that Apple would be releasing an incremental update and not a major redesign, and would likely be called the iPhone 4s. Then we started seeing cases which pointed to a bigger redesign that would likely be called the iPhone 5. Then, the idea was that Apple would release both the iPhone 5 and an iCloud iPhone, which then became a release of an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4s. Now, an analyst at Wedge wants to bring it all back to the idea that Apple will only release an iPhone 4s. 

Brian Blair, an analyst at Wedge, is now saying that it just doesn't make sense that Apple would release both an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4s, and it's more likely that the only device that will exist is the iPhone 4s. The idea is based on the rumors that the iPhone 4s would be fitted with the A5 CPU, which would mean the only real difference between the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5 would be the design. Blair doesn't think that would be enough of a difference for Apple to price the 4s significantly lower than an iPhone 5, and doesn't expect that Apple would have 3 different iPhone models on shelves at one time with the iPhone 4 at $49, iPhone 4s at $99 and iPhone 5 at $199. 

We certainly agree with the idea that Apple is unlikely to have 3 different models of iPhone on sale, especially if it is those three devices listed. However, the lineup of an iCloud iPhone, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s would make sense, especially given the persistent redesign rumors that have been going around, and Apple's desire to push its iCloud service. Of course, all of the speculation will be moot in a couple weeks when we hear the official word from Apple.

source: BGR

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posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:26 16

1. snowgator (Posts: 3244; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Hey, look!! Another Apple rumor. Shocker.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:48 5

16. Whateverman (Posts: 3225; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I know things are getting bad when the Zen Master, snowgator gets annoyed! LOL! +1

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:14

27. AppleFanboy (Posts: 142; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


I saw this happening since the beginning, makes since, it'll increase profits and in the end, make the consumer, us Apple Fanboys, happy, imma just wait for the 5 anyways....

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 21:08

165. Juice (unregistered)


Why not just wait for the iPhone 6?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:38

33. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


apple released the iphone 3g and then the 3gs so it seems to be the same thing again I4 and I4gs.....

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:38 1

47. Kjayhawk (Posts: 290; Member since: 07 Oct 2010)


Who cares an A5 in a phone... still pretty f**king sweet!!

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 09:26

96. shocker fan (unregistered)


hahahahahahahaha u said shocker ,ll,l

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:27 7

2. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


cos all their attentions had been focus on lawsuits rather than innovation,common sammy! the number mobilephone company

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 18:23 1

51. bsbokc (Posts: 7; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Well if they would stop suing people maybe they could do some more innovating. Samsung is only suing them because Apple sued first.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 00:30

77. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


Not only for that, they have also no electronic components to produce a new phone as Samsung made most of the critical electronic elements.
Now Apple has just the possibility to produce bumpers (that have no electronic inside)

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:28 7

3. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


Another rumor

Talk about hype.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:51 3

19. Alantef (Posts: 286; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


lol tell me about it...

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:30 7

4. Simba501 (Posts: 27; Member since: 06 Jul 2011)


Stop with all the rumors. It's getting ridiculous. The day after the next iPhone releases, rumors will begin for the next one.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:53 2

20. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5873; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The rumors for the iPhone 6 have already started. LTE, NFC, quad-core CPU 4.5 inch retina display, and, and, and.

Just my 2 cents-worth, but if all that Apple releases on October 4th is a warmed-over iPhone 4(S/whatever), there will be a huge letdown and their stock price is going to get hammered.

Look for an iPhone 5 on the high end and some variation on a 4S on the mid-point. If Apple keeps to past experience with moving the current iPhone to their entry-level point, expect the current iPhone 4 to replace the 3GS in the line.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 18:36 2

53. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


no 5 and i'll probs give my business to samsung for a prime.

i'd def wait until its announced to make my decision. but, if there is a 5 on 10/4 i'll probably just buy it.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 04:55 2

90. PhoneLuver (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Same here.. If there's no iPhone 5, I'll probably hold on to my iPhone4 and get an Android or WP7.

Apple waited so long they might as well forget about the dual core chip. Quad core phones should be available by March/April next year. This would mean Apple would not just be late to the party, but the party might be over already by then..

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:32

5. mark1 (unregistered)


no iphone 5 for tmoble but how a iphone 4s? i really hope so ..and am guessing asking for a 64 gb i phone would be to much to ask for...by d way gooo YANKEES postseason time yeah baby

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:37

8. david28 (unregistered)


it would be pretty awesome ...2 iPhone s in t mobile s best ever plan.both iPhone s for $50=awesome

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:36 4

6. Heatfan316 (Posts: 435; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


If this is true, how nice of apple to let their fans down, it doesn't matter to me because I'm not an apple fan. All I got say is apple is sorry ass company.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:39 2

10. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6588; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I agree with you 100%

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:54 1

21. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


All I've been hoping for is a dual-core processor, 8mp camera, & maintain retina display. So, this isn't a let down at all. Pixel density > Screen size.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:37 5

7. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


So glad I bought the Galaxy S II. Easily the best phone I have ever used. I'm on this website with ZERO hassel.

:)

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:57 5

23. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Haha thumb me down for buying the right phone. APPLE BLOWSSSSS.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:15 5

28. bucky (Posts: 1509; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


it is definitely the best phone i have used however, its always on the charger even with all the custom roms and kernels. Im on this website with ZERO hassle as well...just its plugged into a charger :(

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 23:11

74. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)


Sorry to hear that, but I've constantly had all settings running and my phone has lasted all day. Maybe you should try a new ROM/kernel. :)

No Android I have ever used has lasted me this long.

iWhat? Lmao.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 12:21

115. Laron (unregistered)


I would recommend getting an application out of the Android Market called "advanced task killer." This application seemed to double my battery life on my Samsung Epic 4G w/ qwerty keyboard, and also on my HTC Evo Shift 4G as well. I would give it a try if I were you and see what is does for you.

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 05:11

94. ivanko34 (Posts: 617; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


i own also a galaxy s2 and you are right it is a very good phone

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:38 1

9. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6588; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Oo so excited, "NOT"!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:39

11. dacastrator (unregistered)


This makes sense. Apple can no longer come up with innovative devices because the've been busy with the lawsuits s**t. Apple should know that Karma is a bitch.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:47

15. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


What exactly do you base your statement on? Do you have any clue what an iphone 4s is?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:27

30. Commentator (Posts: 2436; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'm pretty sure that's not how businesses work, dascastrator, try again...

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:39

12. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Maybe an I5 release in January?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:42

13. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 203; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


im still pretty convinced that there will only be one phone announcement this october. if apple is trying to push cloud services it would want to do so with the most efficiency and the current 3G networks wont cut it. probably see full cloud services integrated on a 4g iphone 5 next year.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:45

14. c.hack (Posts: 514; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


How exactly do you compare 2 non-existent rumored phones? Since no-one knows anything about an iphone 4s, iphone 5 or iphone 99 for that matter, this entire post is irrelevant and nonsensical.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:49 1

17. wumberpeb (Posts: 438; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


Well if HTC can rework the Evo 4G a year later, add LTE, call it a Thunderbolt and have it sell, then who says Apple (and the marketing machine) can't rework the iPhone 4? I'm sure it'll sell incredibly well, especially with a model coming to Sprint.

People will NOT stop asking if or when Sprint will be getting one, so as long as it sells, I'll make some moolah.

I'll still be enjoying my Nexus in the meantime, but I'm excited to sell an iPhone

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:50

18. dacastrator (unregistered)


No matter what iPhone Apple releases, they are still less innovative than others because their Specs and features are outdated. They just make old stuff look new. Just like the video calls, its been around since around 2005 but they made it sound new. I guess the next one is 4G.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:55

22. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Makes sense

Iphone 1st year
Iphone3g 2nd year
Iphone3gs 3rd year
Iphone4 4th year
Iphone4s 5th year
Iphone5 6th year
and so on

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:02

24. Dave (unregistered)


This makes sense because Apple is probably just trying to buy enough time for 4G technology to advance enough for them to actually use it (even though 90% of iphone owners think their phone is 4G (hope I didn't just ruin anyone's day)). Maybe Apple's ego is making them complacent? Then again they wouldn't be wrong to think that most users would likely pay another 200 - 300 dollars for a minor upgrade. Consumerism is alive and well folks, and Apple has redefined word!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:05

25. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Apple is still looking for components suppliers because no more Samsung components for rotten Apple.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:13 1

26. mr c0ck (unregistered)


wait...do 90% of iphone 4 users really think their phone is a 4G phone? you got to be kidding me. Goes to show the integrity level of 1/3rd of all isheeps..thats just sad...seriously

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:27 2

31. Gomer (unregistered)


I was at an AT&T store in Omaha and a customer was asking for a 4G iPhone, so the guy working goes to town and loads it on her. After dude's almost done selling it to her, the dumbitch says: "so what cities does the 4G iPhone work in"? (clearly indictive that she is inquiring about 4G cellular service). He says "wherever AT&T has service, which is nearly everywhere" (which in itself is a lie). She takes her phone, bag, contract, leaves. I asked guy if he felt good about that. He says "what?". I say for totally BSing that lady. He says but it is a fourth gen iPhone (clearly he knew that I knew). I don't know who the bigger busters are...Apple?...AT&T....or the idiots that eat this stuff up and have no clue what they are buying, just following the trend.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:19

44. Wizzikie (unregistered)


Well there is simplicity about 4g if they speek up in usa. Say instead lte network or if you like to make sellsmen stupid iphone with longtermevolution. I can see already bs from sellsmen. Yes of course every iphone is a evolution to existing products in a long term. Hahaha

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:22

29. BenCjamin (Posts: 80; Member since: 13 May 2011)


Just leaked from a television station that the next iphone will have a dual-core processor, 8mp camera and the option to add a special chip to use to be recognized like a credit card.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:32

32. Gomer (unregistered)


and a built in microwave oven.

It will also do laundry for you.

And, it will have the ability to do live video chat with the planet Quaronless in the Mutara nebula (when it becomes available).

Don't fool yourself.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:48 1

34. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


I need to be an editor on here. I saw this story hours ago.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 21:16

67. idgaf (Posts: 31; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


PA did too, but it takes time to write these articles.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:48 3

35. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Im not surprised at all! Apple is running out of ideas. They have to catch up to samsung..htc. motorola and even lg. The. Next iphone will not have LTE. no dual core. So absolutely no reason to come out with a new phone called ip5.. no reason....they will capitalize on abigger screen and millions will buy so they can show off their new fisher price toy with a apple on the back of it... look at the ipad 1 and 2.. thinner and a camera. Whoopy doo.. comments and thumbs down pleaze. DROID DOES

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:50

48. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Its not like the iphone 5 will pack an A5 under hood. Kinda like thr ipad 1 and 2 huh. All of this is just rumor. I do think the i5 will a dual core 8mp camerea wimax and hspa bigger screen and bigger battery. Thats just my guess though.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:52

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 11982; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


If the new iPhone doesnt sport at least a 4 in. screen I'm not buying it. I'll just rock my galaxy s 2 that'll be released on 10-2-11,and the iPhone 4 that I have now,both on ATT . Yankees rule by the way.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:53

37. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


4inches? WTH you need all that for?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:13

43. Allday28 (Posts: 274; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


Thats what she said!!

posted on 22 Sep 2011, 09:54

99. niiiiiice (unregistered)


perfect timing LOL

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:53

38. iKingTrust (banned) (Posts: 716; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


I hope it does not I cant stand bulky phones

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:52

49. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I just want a 3.8 and a little less bezel while being thin.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:53

39. theBankRobber (unregistered)


Apple gets more hype over their iPhones then Microsoft does for a new Halo game. Everyday somebody is trying to chime in on the next iPhone.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 16:54

40. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Ben. That would be called nfc...another stolen idea...apple want do that..they want to send everything thru itunes...so your toy will NEVER have that capability..that will cut into apples 30% share for apps and anything else

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:00 1

41. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 409; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


Good post Gomer..the same happened here to me at a store in store in maryland at a verizon store. A woman wanted a 4g iphone and they sold her a iphone 4. 3g 1 and a half year old phone for 299.99 with a 2 year contract...

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:10 1

42. LOLstupidsheep (unregistered)


Just goes to show how STUPID iPhone customers are. Most that come into our stores have NO idea why they want an iPhone, just that "all their firends" said it cool or that they "saw it on a commercial for like $50". Every stupid ass person comes in saying how they want to see the "new 4g iphone". Obviously you stupid people do not do any research of your own to know what youre even interested in buying. Its so pathetic, this is why the iPhone sells, it relies on uneducated, marketing following SHEEP. It also relies on the superficial people that think OVERPRICED and SHINEY means STATUS SYMBOL. Every stupid ass SHEEP that thinks the iPhone 4 means 4g deserves to be screwed since they apparently dont believe in actually doing any of their own research on the phone they may want to purchase and use for the next 2 years. Sooooooo pathetic, good ole lazy ass america and their marketing driven consumer shopping. iPhone=Junk! Windows Phone and Android, hell even BADA FTW!

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:29

45. Gomer (unregistered)


While somewhat excessive, I mostly agree with your opinion.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 17:37

46. Heatfan316 (Posts: 435; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Damn! That was cold man, but true.

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