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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: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Hey, look!! Another Apple rumor. Shocker.

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:48 5

16. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; 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: 293; 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: 122; 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: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


lol tell me about it...

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:30 7

4. Simba501 (Posts: 28; 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: 5993; 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: 850; 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: 481; 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, 15:37 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: 2694; 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 (unregistered)


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: 613; 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: 3709; 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: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Maybe an I5 release in January?

posted on 21 Sep 2011, 15:42

13. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 222; 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.

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