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February 2nd 2012 12:38 am

iphone 5 early launch,,,,,iphone 4s lost its value

iPhone 5 Headed Into Production – Summer 2012 Release Likely

FEBRUARY 1, 2012

It looks like the iPhone 5 might be available to consumers much sooner than many have predicted. According to 9to5mac.com, the iPhone is close to going into production–or at least that’s what an unnamed source from Foxconn in China tells the site. Foxconn, of course, has a contract with Apple to manufacture iPhones, so this report might just hold some weight to it.

iPhone 5 Release Date Rumors

As you might recall, the iPhone 4S geared up for production in the spring of 2011 and was released on October 14, 2011. Assuming the iPhone 5 goes into production in early February or March 2012, the iPhone 5 release date could be as soon as June, but more likely during July or August.

Even more interesting are the details that the unnamed source dropped to 9to5mac. According to the source, there are a couple different versions of the iPhone 5 currently being passed around as samples so that only the best one actually goes into production. Given the iPhone’s past history of leaking sample iPhones, it’s possible that we might just see the iPhone 5 samples leaked before Apple officially announces and showcases the device (likely to be at their annual developers event in June).

Possible iPhone 5 Features

Additionally, the source mentioned some of the potential features that the iPhone 5 may have. It’s looking like the iPhone 5 will have a screen that is 4 inches or bigger. The screen will reportedly be made by LG and could be made of the same material as LG’s HDTVs are.

The iPhone 5 is also not likely to have the teardrop-shape that many others have previously reported. According to the source, the iPhone 5 will be longer or wider to accommodate the bigger screen size. The two samples that have been passed around between iPhone 5 engineers do not have the same shape and form factor as the iPhone 4 and 4S. However, this could change as neither version is the final one.

Will the iPhone 5 Release Really Happen this Summer?

What makes the report far from confirmed is the fact that, if the iPhone 5 launches during the summer of 2012, this will be only 8-10 months after the previous iPhone model, the 4S, was released. Apple may find that releasing the new iPhone 5 so soon after the old one will upset a lot of users who upgraded to the 4S because they did not think the 5 would be available for a while.

However, it’s worth noting that all iPhone releases, with the exception of the 4S, occurred during the summer, which coincides with Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). In order for Apple to get back to this schedule again, they would have to either wait 20 months before releasing the iPhone 5 (unlikely) or release the new phone less than a year after the last one.

this is from iphone5latest.com/

On the whole, 9to5mac seems to be a pretty reliable source as they were correct in the prediction that the 4S would be released last year and not the iPhone 5 as many predicted. So it’s possible that this summer release prediction might come true as well.

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I still say it's all speculation.

For all we know, they could be just ramping up production, so come October, shortages won't be as bad...
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its just a rumor anyway,,,As the 5th generation of the iPhone is on the verge of being released, and with all the speculations spreading on the Internet about the iPhone 5, people are anticipating and desperately waiting for the launch of the smartphone, which is now expected to happen in Summer 2012. Many fans and current Apple iPhone consumers are wondering what groundbreaking features Apple will add to the new iPhone 5.

UPDATE: The most recent rumors indicate that the iPhone 5 will have a 4+ inch display, possibly made by Korean giant LG. However rumors of a teardrop-shaped device have been shelved after a Foxconn employee in China revealed that samples so far are symmetrical in thickness. (Foxconn is the company that currently manufactures the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for Apple.) The same source reveals that neither of the samples have the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S forms, and that neither of the devices seen so far are the final versions. This employee has however failed to indicate any concrete features that are set to appear in this next generation of iPhone.

This article summarizes the various features and specifications that are expected to sport the device.

iPhone 5 Features

Although Apple does not reveal the exact specifications and features until the device is officially unveiled, we could dictate some of the main features that are expected. However, rumor of the new iPhone 5 features, in terms of both hardware and software upgrades, will definitely entice any smartphone buyer.

The upcoming phone is expected to sport the Apple’s latest and greatest A5 processor chip, iCloud service, higher-resolution camera, and a 4+ inch screen size. Here are some of the most anticipated iPhone 5 features:

iOS 5

Apple announced iOS 5.0 and its features during the WWDC 2011 keynote address on June 6, 2011. The user interface is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. It is expected to come with more than 200 new features that will include improved Notification System, News Stand and iMessage.

iMessage is an application that is developed to compete with Blackberry Messenger. The app will allow iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad users to communicate (much like a chat service) with each other. The iMessage feature has been integrated into the SMS/MMS application used originally on the iPhone models.


The iPhone5 is expected to have the iCloud service.

Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to feature the new iCloud service for wireless remote access of music from all computers and mobile devices.

The iPhone5 will automatically sync with the iCloud which will allow users to store photos, apps, calendars and documents without having them to store in the phone’s memory. Apple is also looking to tie up with top music label companies to license songs for the iCloud service.

However, rumors state that Apple might release a low-cost “iCloud iPhone” alongside the iPhone 5. It could be named the “iPhone Mini”

“The iPhone Mini (or iPhone Nano, or whatever) could have significantly less storage than a typical iPhone. Most likely 8 gigabytes of storage – the same as the lowest end iPhones right now. Apple won’t prevent users from storing their own content, because that would be crazy. But since it has a small amount of memory, Apple will likely push the ability to stream media via MobileMe as well.”

A5 Processor to power the iPhone5

iPhone 5 will house the A5 as the main processor, which technically is the same chip that currently powers the iPad 2. The A5 contains a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with NEON SIMD accelerator and a dual core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, which means that the iPhone5 can do twice the work at once. The processor speed will be somewhere between 1.2 to 1.5 GHz, with probably a 1GB RAM.

The processor upgrade is done not just to increase the processing speed of the phone, but also to compete with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S II.

The A5 chip might effectively increase the power use, however, it is said that the chip has “got a dynamic power management”, which can lower the [speed] depending on the workload, and thus efficiently make use of the power.

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iPhone 5 to Sport a Better Camera

The iPhone 4 sports a 5 megapixel camera, so I’m expecting that the iPhone 5 will have a rear-facing 8MP dual-LED flash camera. However, this isn’t really “awesome”, since most of the high-end Android smartphones come with an 8MP camera. Along with that, the iPhone 5 is expected to have a front-facing camera for video chatting.
According to sources, Apple has filed several patent applications relating to 3D picture capturing to the US Patent and Trademark Office later in March. This indicates that the iPhone 5 might feature a 3D camera. The filing indicates that the device will be capable of capturing, processing and rendering 3D images with dual-camera hardware.

Another interesting feature is that the iPhone 5 will be capable of taking pictures in Panorama. It will work similarly to the ’360 Panorama’ application in the App Store. It will let you take pictures in a sequence as you move the camera from one side to another, which in the end will effortlessly stitch the images together to create a panorama.

Additionally, if Apple really wants to keep up with the competition to Android, then it might consider improving upon the video resolution to a full 1080p HD recording. Currently iPhone 4 has a 720p video capture at 30 frames per second.

Display and Resolution

There hasn’t been a better screen resolution since the release of the iPhone 4. Currently the iPhone 4 has a 3.5 inches screen size, and sources indicate that Apple might stay locked with the current size. But a few other sources (including a recent rumor from a Foxconn employee in China) say that Apple is planning to increase the screen size to 4+ inch with higher screen resolution.

Image credits: PhoneArena.com

However, the iPhone 5 could be slightly wider and thinner. The dimensions are calculated to be: 4.33″ x 2.36″ and .27″ thickness at the top and .21″ at the bottom, whereas the dimensions of iPhone 4 are: 4.5″ x 2.31″ x .37″

Other iPhone5 Features

Here are some of the other features that we can expect from the iPhone 5:
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Yes, rumor it is definitely - however the way the title is stated is a bit misleading, as if it were already a fact.

Though yes, I do have to agree that newer hardware most of the time makes previous generation hardware somewhat moot in comparison.
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correct me if im wrong are u a filipino?
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The reason why I post this is just a speculation that if apple launch it to early iphone for 4s might have a lesser value.
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Yep, I am (guess my handle's quite the giveaway. Hehe)
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me too
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I don't think that this is in any way a reputable source or a believable story. From every available metric it seems that the iPhone 4S is an excellent phone that is selling very well.
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Have you guys seen that they are making three different versions of the
iPhone 5? What are your thoughts on this? You can check out the article
about it here: newsbit.us­/iphone5
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