There is nothing much to write about the iPhone 4S other than on papers as instead of launching a radically different iPhone 5, Apple just added an “S’ to the already existing bone. However since then, Apple has gone back to its development warehouses to cook up the next Avatar of its much hyped iPhone. Albeit recent developments have actually been potential enough to accept that the real iPhone 5 will pop out of Apple’s gates and should be a bigger leap ahead of the iPhone 4S.
Wish we had a timeline to actually structure the leaks that came through from various sources about the release of iPhone 5 and “blame me not “Apple had given enough impetus to spread these rumors, as there was no cheaper publicity than these!
It all started before the release of the iPhone 4S last year, when the whole world was looking forward to a much enhanced iPhone 5.
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Design was the focus of this rumor, an anonymous source suggested that Apple would give up on the glass backing on the iPhone 4 for a metal backing, re- stabilize the reception and include tapered ends. Something close to the iPad however not ditto! To add to that it was aired that the “upcoming” device might be powered with an A5dual core processor. Putting it on the same league as the iPad.
To add some icing to the topping another media confirmed that Apple’s next will be a 4incher and a thinner body.
Some more ambitious source announced that iPhone5 is likely to be released by September or October and will be powered by a 4G/LTE technology, the result however was a bummer in the form of the iPhone 4S.
Moving on, few developers even anticipated that the new iPhone would sport a front facing HD camera and 16:9 Aspect ratio. Along with the the Aperture that will be tweaked to jump from 2.4 to 2.2.
The hype even went up to the extent that the new Avatar will be packed with a Near Field Communication Support like on Android platforms.
The most shocking and possibly the most hit news was that “Pre-orders are now accepted”!! Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao quoted itsprice between 1,000 Yuan ($160) and 6999 yuan.
Another technology blog said that the iPhone5 is already in production. Ever heard of a Chinese iPhone? Apparently the website sourced aplethora of options that the iPhone 5 would be mod with like thinner screens, dual SIM support, center camera, and hell lot of new cases!
After all these rumors, guesses, anticipations that lasted for almost a year it was on 19th July that Verizon CFO Fran Shammo during the company’s quarterly conference call hinted at a potential timing with a somewhat hazy reference that the company is expecting to launch a major phone in collaboration with Apple during the fourth career! This news actually brought a sigh of relief amidst the iPhone fanatics and they somewhat got a definite clue after pelting for almost a year now!
Our quest for the REAL iPhone 5 continues…