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

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



1. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Hey, look!! Another Apple rumor. Shocker.

16. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

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

27. AppleFanboy

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 07, 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....

165. Juice unregistered

Why not just wait for the iPhone 6?

33. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

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

47. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

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

96. shocker fan unregistered

hahahahahahahaha u said shocker ,ll,l

2. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

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

51. bsbokc

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

77. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 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)

3. Mooooo

Posts: 212; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

Another rumor Talk about hype.

19. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

lol tell me about it...

4. Simba501

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

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

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

53. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 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.

90. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 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..

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 d way gooo YANKEES postseason time yeah baby

8. david28 unregistered

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

7. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 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. :)

23. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 2011

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

28. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 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 :(

74. Dj21o

Posts: 437; Member since: May 19, 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.

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.

94. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

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

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Oo so excited, "NOT"!

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.

15. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

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

30. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

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

12. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Maybe an I5 release in January?

13. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 280; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless