Now that the rumored Oct 4 event has been confirmed by Apple when it sent invites to “Let’s talk iPhone” event, another date is making it rounds on the rumor lane. This time, its the day when iPhone 5 would hit the stores in US, and the rumored date is Oct 14th.
iPhone 5 is expected to launch in USA, UK, France, Germany and Japan in its first phase with the pre-orders beginning in a days time from the launch event. iPhone 5 is expected to go a design overhaul and feature an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash. It is also expected to be powered by a dual-core processor.
The iPhone 5 launch event would also be new CEO Tim Cook’s first big event. So, this time while Apple would try to raise the bar for smartphones with its iPhone 5, its new CEO would have to live upto the already raised bar by Jobs.
Take this with a grain of salt. iPhone 5 launch event is currently said to happen on October 5th , reports AllthingsD, according to an ‘unnamed source’. All rumors so far have pointed to a September end or October start launch. This is the first time that a date has made it to the rumor lane, Tuesday October 4th (Not Friday this time?). Read more
A 64GB variant has been into rumors before the launch of every iPhone, but it never happened. Sadly, its not happening for iPhone 5 too, a product listing on Vodafone’s website suggests.
Vodafone Sure Signal, a signal boaster for their network, got listed on their website along with list of compatible phones. The website lists four iPhone 5 models, including both Black and White color in 16GB and 32GB variants. It also includes all previous versions of iPhone. Now, this could very well be a presumption from Vodafone, but if they are right Apple’s next generation iPhone would not upgrade in storage capacity. The major specs upgrade rumored for iPhone 5 so far include an 8 megapixel camera and A5 processor (which is used in iPad 2)
The sunnier side is that white iPhone 5 would be available from the launch, which sadly got delayed 10 months during in case of iPhone 4.
Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 5 in the coming weeks while the phone is rumored to go on sale sometime in October.
Apple’s cloud photo sharing service Photo Stream just leaked what looks like the icon for the next version of iPhone. The icon shows an iPhone with larger screen and rectangular home button, analogous to the previous iPhone 5 rumors. Many rumors suggest that iPhone 5 would not undergo a major tweak but Apple would not wait one and a half year to release a new iPhone that looks similar to earlier versions. The icon may also be of a smaller iPhone 4, reports 9to5mac. Read more