Next Apple iPhone to launch in June says Foxconn recruiter
posted by Alan F. / Apr 02, 2012, 10:25 PM
We're looking for 18,000 employees…for the fifth-generation phone." The reporter asked if the number was high because of demand for the iPhone 5. The recruiter answered, "That's right. It will come out in June."
Before everyone gets worked up about the apparent mistake, yes, the fifth generation iPhone is the Apple iPhone 4S. However, the Chinese have been calling the 6th generation model of Apple's smartphone the iPhone 5 which to their way of thinking makes it the 5th generation model. What is a good question though, is how a recruiter, not your typical high-level executive, would find out the launch date of the next Apple iPhone from a company notorious for its secrecy. In addition, other reports have claimed that the next-gen Apple iPhone will be rolled out in September or October of this year.
source: TokyoTV (translated), Macotakara (translated) via AppleInsider
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iPHONE 5 THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.....
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 10:32 PM 4
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They will do an ipad style naming on it now and call it "The new iphone" Apple will say the name makes them not 'predictable' and changed everything again in the way we think about the name iphone. The inclusion of a better camera will make all dslr and professions camera redundant across the globe and a slightly bigger screen will have the 'new' iphone paraded on the front of Time magazine as device of the century.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 3:42 AM 3
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Maybe we will see another feature that's already out on other phones lol...
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 10:44 PM 11
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Like LTE and a bigger screen?
posted on Apr 02, 2012, 10:49 PM 9
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The phone will be a 4s with LTE, longer batt, and be called the iPhone 5. That will make it revolutionary. Maybe it will cut a few pounds and add another voice to Siri.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 12:56 AM 1
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I may be the only one thinking this, but I have to say that this phone will be the "make it or break it" for Apple. I am not saying that there won't still be millions of people lining up to buy this phone or that there won't be people calling it the greatest phone to date. What I am saying is that ever since Steve Jobs' death, Apple has somewhat struggled to make those breakthrough advancements in their devices. If we were to be serious, the iPhone 4S did not live up to the expectations that people had for it. Yes Siri is great technology but nothing that is extraordinary. The new iPad really only boasted a new screen and an improvement in the graphics department. Again, nothing that was outstanding about the device. It is as if all Apple is doing is just taking their old design and just updating it with new features. People complain when other manufacturers do that, and I think the same should go for Apple. Especially considering that Apple use to boast how innovative and out-of-the-box it was when Steve Jobs was still around. I honestly believe that if Apple does not come up with some innovative design or new technology to showcase in the iPhone 5, then Samsung or HTC or even Nokia will take over where Apple left off when Steve Jobs died. This year is especially important considering Android 4.0 devices (besides the Galaxy Nexus) are hitting the market and Microsoft will be introducing its own "make it or break it" Windows Phone 8 OS and devices as well.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 1:46 AM 1
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I completely agree with you! I like my iPhone. I didn't upgrade to the 4S because it simply wasn't worth it. If the iPhone 5 does not live up to expectations there a tons of other very appealing choices out there! To be honest, I don't think I'll get a new iPad in it's current form. It's a good device for browsing the web, playing games etc, but it's not a productivity device. I'll probably move over to a Transforner device running Android/Ubuntu or Windows8. You need something with regular ports so you can connect a projector, Memory drive, external HDD or even a mouse.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 5:51 AM 2
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It will be called iPhone 4GS, err i mean the New iPhone 4S..err..whatever... It will start a new evolution on mobile era with all these new revolutionary innovated design by Apples engineer with all new hi-tech technology with it: - New LTE - New NFC - New Face Unlock - New Retina HD Display with High resolution 1280x720 with 350 PPI But sorry all, it will still be 3,5" and coz Jobs said so.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 2:07 AM 1
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And thats the bottom line, Cause Steve Jobs said so! *cues Stone Cold Steve Austin's music" sorry i had too
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 9:45 AM 1
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My sources in Shenzhen, China, indicate that Verizon Wireless and AT&T are bringing back unlimited data with free (since you already paying for data-not free) tethering .
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 10:06 AM 1
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Unlimited data ... don't know about that one. Free tethering ... this is a no brainer. The more you tether ... the more data you will use. Considering their current tiered plans .... then you will want to bump up tot he next higher plan ... because you are tethering now. Of course ... free tether will only be available to those on tiered plans. Folks on grandfathered unlimited will need to pay for tethering to be activated.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 10:18 AM 0
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your sources were given false information. More and more companies are moving toward tiered data plans (with soon to be shared data plans for families) i could only see them bring back unl data on Mobile broadband devices to compete with home internet...and thats about it, but even Homefusion (the new 4g lte to your house stuffs) isnt going to be unl
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 10:52 AM 3
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