Various officials from companies far and wide have suggested an October release of the most sought after gadget this year – Apple’s iPhone 5. Former United States Vice President Al Gore, who recently joined Apple’s Board Of Directors, further emphasized that point today at the Discovery Invest Leadership Summit.
He also appeared to clarify that we will indeed be seeing the Cupertino’s entry-level device – dubbed the iPhone 4S – by stating that “the new iPhones would be out next month”. From what we’ve gathered to date, this second device will be of a similar form factor to the current iPhone 4 with a few moderate changes, and will retail at a significantly cheaper price. Additionally, the iPhone 4S is thought to carry a standard 8GB of flash memory in order to keep costs down to a minimum, although with iCloud being released in conjunction, there’s plenty of potential to extend that quota with virtual space through the cloud infrastructure.
Gore offered no additional information, although latest reports suggest that Apple will hold a conference on October 4th during which it will announce the release of the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iCloud, iOS 5, and possibly new-look iPod touch and iPod nano devices – which gives us a helluva lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.
Although Gore’s comments may be just a strategic ploy to keep Apple firmly atop the news, it’s certainly not a trait of former government officials to tell lies, now is it?
According to the many case leaks, particularly one from the reputable CaseMate, the iPhone 5 will also be cosmetically based on one of the fruit company’s existing products. The curved back is said to follow a similar motif to that of the iPad 2, as well as being thinner, lighter, and wider to accommodate an improved screen size.
While there are many conflicting reports regarding the release date, if the October 4th projection holds any credibility, then the release usually follows around seven days later. It is not expected that the iPhone 5 will be 4G-LTE capable; well, at least not in the Western World, however, as carriers begin to pick up the pace and cater for the data connectivity of tomorrow, this is certainly something we could see in the iPhone 6, which you would hope will be released in the latter segment of 2012.
It’s going to be a real busy next few weeks in technology, so stay tuned to Redmond Pie to keep up with the very latest as it unfolds!