Latest reports indicate October launch for iPhone 5. This means reports indicating a June release for iPhone 5 were nothing but speculations. By the way even October launch date too remains just a rumor. And no one can stop Apple from releasing iPhone 5 in June if it decides so. Otherwise October launch is a done deal given the fact that Apple cannot torpedo itself by not launching a new version this year.
With Apple stocks touching a new high every other day it will be treading with extra caution. It is already the highest capped company in the world and there are indications (not speculations) that it will cross a one trillion dollar valuation by mid next year.
Meanwhile reports coming out of the secretive Cupertino based tech giants suggest that Apple has decided to change the size of iPhone 5 from 3.5 inch screen to 4 plus inch screen size. Reports suggest that Cupertino based tech giant has done this to beat off increasingly stiff competition from competitors like Samsung, HTC and Motorola besides off course emerging giants from China like Huawei. The company is launching one great smartphone after the other and it is just a matter of time before it makes a grand entry in the US in a big way.
It recently introduced Huawei Ascend D Quad is going to be among the top Android smartphones in the market and would be a threat not just to Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 5 but even to existing Android leader including next generation Galaxy S smartphone.
Given the increasingly great specs of Android smartphones, Apple fans want the next generation iPhone not just early but also with very improved specifications. Apple fans are expecting much more for their next Apple phone. A bigger screen is a must for many diehard Apple fans. But besides bigger screen they want the Cupertino based tech giant to add a microHDMI port on its iPhone. Apple introduced full 1080p video output on iPhone 4S. However, users need to spend $39 to buy Apple’s Digital AV to send HD video to a TV monitor. If iPhones come with microHDMI out, one will only have to buy a $5 cable to connect the device with a TV. But Apple currently has a nice AirPlay Mirroring feature for streaming contents. But it should be far great if the device has HDMI out as well.
Meanwhile a report in Digitimes says that Apple is installing in-cell touch panels in the forthcoming iPhone 5 that will make it lighter and thinner. A Digitimes report says, “An improvement in yield rates of the in-cell touch panels at Sharp and TMD has persuaded Apple to choose to cooperate with Japan-based panel makers.” Besides reducing the thickness of the phone it would no longer require an external module or film.
In the meantime a recent Morgan Stanley report suggests that iPhone 5 would include a quad-mode chip from Qualcomm that would allow for 3G and LTE functionality across all “network flavors.” Though the report suggested that Apple will remain impervious to a broader decline in consumer demand throughout the technology industry through the release of its third-generation iPad in the first half of 2012 and the launch of a thinner iPhone later this year, analyst Katy Huberty wrote in a note to investors detailing takeaways from a recent trip to Asia.
To be true, with so much excitement in store, Apple may find it hard to make everyone happy with the new smartphone. But Apple fans are always won over by the Cupertino based tech giant who fall for everything that it launches in a big way. For Apple the new phone will open the gates to make it a one trillion dollar company.