iPhone 5 rumors clash: complete redesign coming in August meets iPhone 4 lookalike coming September
1. SeniorEd (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Feb 2011)
Here is what is going on. The iphone 4S is a refresh of the current iphone 4 with the dual core A5 processor and better camera. This model is going to Sprint.
The iphone 5 is a redesign with A5 processor, larger edge-to-edge style screen, and tear drop styling. This phone will go to ATT and Verizon.
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Meh. Here is my 'prediction':
1. iPhone 4S is the same form factor as 4 with upgraded chipset (CPU, RAM, GPU) from iPad 2. Improved antenna. Dual frequency (GSM & CDMA) radio. Edge-to-edge 3.7 inch retina screen. 3G data speeds. NFC function. Announced and available August/September, 2011.
I am personally under-whelmed by the 3.7 inch screen, but that is the max that can be achieved in the current form factor.
2. iPhone 5 new form factor, and other yet-to-be rumored features/functions. 2012, probably September-ish.
Does Sprint get to sell the new iPhones? They should.
20. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
no... it has been shown that a 4inch screen can be acheived with edge to edge glass... and i highly doubt apple wud make different models on different networks..
2. PhoneLuver (Posts: 474; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
I think the initial plan was to have an iPhone 4S look alike with updated hardware. (No NFC and LTE)
However, the delay in the release date and with pressure from other manufacturers they might have to push the iPhone 5 earlier than expected to prevent being left behind all the top of the range Android handsets and remaining relevant.
Nokia has shown us what they can do with NFC, Android has LTE and 3D capable handsets, so the pressure is definitely on Apple to produce something that can compete.
4. jroc74 (Posts: 5589; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I agreed, but....Apple can just upgrade the camera lenses and it will still be seen as relevant to those that buy it.
Each version of the iPhone outsold the previous one. Even going from the orig iPhone to the 3G, which saw very lil improvement, upgrades.
7. Jagged Razor (unregistered)
Sounds like you don't know Apple... sure they could do that, and consumers would likely be happy... but then Apple couldn't have a big Keynote speech about it...
11. jroc74 (Posts: 5589; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
ok...new camera lenses, iOS 5 out the gate, NFC. Thinner phone, maybe?
I'm also basing it off of the loyal following the iPhone has.
I know it could and should be dual core since the iPad 2 is. I dont see it being LTE tho. LTE is too iffy right now.
8. LTE or Bust (unregistered)
If Apple does not bring out LTE ... game over in my books.
There are too many "4G" phones out there now.
For Apple not to go 4G would be a huge mistake.
iOS will keep them going ... but lots of folks will jump on the Android LTE band wagon.
My buddy just got a LTE Verizon phone ... 14Gb download via SpeedTest.net ... first try ... drool drool drool.
I was going to switch my wife over from Sprint to Verizon once LTE got lit up in my area. That happened last week. I have a bit left on my contract with Sprint though. If Apple does not have an LTE based phone in a few months, I will have no hesitation.
13. jroc74 (Posts: 5589; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Dont take this the wrong way...
Someone above said I dont know Apple. This post sounds like you dont know the Apple, iPhone faithful.
If LTE is seen as a battery hog and isnt used by Apple on this phone, iPhone folks will say its not necessary anyway. Android folks are having those same debates now.
9. Allday28 (Posts: 278; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)
3D is not a deal breaker trust me. Everytime I tell people we are gonna be getting a 3D phone they look at me like im retarted..
3. android_hitman (unregistered)
i am sure that apple will mock once again the fans.. the new iphone will be identical in design with iphone4 but it will have better specs. this is apple strategy
5. andro (unregistered)
Apple pr techniques it seems in motion already early, getting the fanboys brainwashed early and excited by the 'new' iphone changing everything again again again including their nappies. Changes will be minimum and the ios changes are using android features.
Fanboys rejoice though,the time to hand your money over to apple for a 'new' phone is almost here again again and changing everything again
10. vette21man (Posts: 351; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
iPhone is like a Honda Accord. Very reliable and a great resale value. What's great about iPhone is it keeps its value, so that when you go to get the next upgrade, you can sell your current iPhone for more than you paid for the new one on contract.
12. Hi (unregistered)
thought they are going with "sim-less" or the micro-card"??
if that's the case then it nearly impossible to resale (especially with sim-less design)
14. gallitoking (Posts: 4704; Member since: 17 May 2011)
wow andro.. u have suprise me.. most of the andorid phones .. and i said most of them have minimal changes amongs them and people stil go crazy when the other comes out.. so as you can see before you go writting because you can.. take a look in the mirror.. android..upps andro... sorry dude for the sarcasm.. i am in the mode
16. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Since we're all in the mood to pull predictions out of our asses, here's mine.
The next iPhone will be an amorphous entity, an energy being that bonds with its owner and becomes part of his or her body. This bonding process will unlock the human mind's potential, allowing us to become biological supercomputers and communications devices. This will usher in a new age of technological integration with human bodies.
But autocorrect will still suck.
17. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
You forgot the part about how the iPhone's bonding process compels its owner to spend the owner's hard-earned $ at the App Store and iTunes, to the continued enrichment of Apple.
19. Sniggly (Posts: 7291; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
No, that's the job of the iChip, which itself will change the way we think...literally. That's at next year's WWDC.
21. haha (unregistered)