iPhone 4S may make an appearance at WWDC after all

iPhone 4S may make an appearance at WWDC after all
If you were getting tired of waiting for everything to change again for the 5th time, you may not have to wait too much longer. A rumor has started to circulate that the iPhone 4S will indeed be making its debut at WWDC which is happening June 6-10. The rumor was started by UK gadget blog Electricpig, and has some interesting reasoning behind it.

Electricpig is convinced that the iPhone 4S will make an appearance, because they've heard that Apple's UK iPhone PR team is pushing hard for major tech journalists to attend WWDC in San Francisco.

This doesn't specifically point to an iPhone announcement, but certainly we can expect something iPhone related. Originally, it was expected that the normal summer launch for a new iPhone would be pushed back because of the February release of the Verizon iPhone 4. Those suspicions seemed to be confirmed when the first flyers for WWDC touted "the future of iOS and Mac OS X" rather than the future of the iPhone.

The prevailing theory in the tech world is that the iPhone 4S will be a stop-gap device released this fall and feature a dual-core processor as well as a few cosmetic changes (because we wouldn't want any of those iPhone 4 cases to fit the 4S!) It's expected that next year will see the iPhone 5 come with a major redesign.

We aren't fully convinced that we'll see the iPhone 4S just because Apple is pushing journalists to attend. It seems just as likely that Apple wants as much media at the event as possible because, well, they're Apple, and they love to employ the media machine as part of their marketing push.

source: Electricpig

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17 Comments

1. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

why would a "4S" version not be considered a 'full' version when the 3GS was? They went with "4" for the 4th version and should just stick with "5" for the 5th version, etc. they might use "4S" for this one and "4G" for the next one. Or, we might even get a 'global' branding for this version based on the qualcomm chip. i dont think they will announce hardware months in advance. apple never does this. at best, i think we get an iOS 5 preview (which would best fit on the iphone 5).

2. doidoidoi

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

It appears more likely that the opposite is true - Apple is lobbying journos to attend because there won't be an iPhone announcement and therefore less incentive.

6. mark1 unregistered

lte.?..wimax.?..64gb memory?.. it would be really awesome if the next iphone had those features.

26. stlshark unregistered

64gb memory? you know how apple loves to push accessory sales, why not external memory?

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It wouldn't surprise me if they announced the iPhone 4S at WWDC with shipping to occur in September, 2011. My prediction for the 4S specification listing: Chipset (CPU, RAM and GPU) from the iPad 2 with nothing else changed. Of course, they could also announce an iPhone edition for Sprint and T-Mo.... The real question is going to be what all has changed in iOS v. 5.0.... I hope they re-work their notifications function. The current notifications function is soo out-of-date.

8. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I just see them announcing a 4 on Tmobile and Sprint. They'll call it the 4s and wont change much at all other than being able to run on those two networks. Tmobile could handle HSPA+, Sprints would handle WiMax. JMO...

9. andro unregistered

Apple and media = main way to brainwash all the idrone idiots

10. baldilocks

Posts: 1425; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Yeah, they are almost as bad as those phAndroids.

18. remyrz

Posts: 205; Member since: Oct 28, 2010

wats up with all this spaming danmit!! phonearena WTFF!!!

20. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

If PA put up a poll of web site improvements that should be made, stopping the spam would be at the top of my list....

19. StevePGobs unregistered

WTF is the difference between spam and iApple? NOTHING! Get over it. it's all BS.

21. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

why dont u just leave since ur such an ass...

22. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Weren't you one of the spammers?

23. samirsshah

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

iOS5 preview.

24. Uzzelien

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

Want an iOS 5 preview...look at it now. That' what iOS 5 will look like and I'm going to be going out on a limb here and say 6 will look the same also.

29. SomeGuy unregistered

Yeah it'll look the same, but they are going to redesign the voice recognition, notification system, and possibly add widgets.

25. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

What will major redesign mean? Is it like: It's a major redesign... It has no corners and it's .0013millimeters thinner!!! then the apple fanboy reaction => "That's so awesome th iphone has been completely redesigned!!! OMG!"

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