Apple fans are impatiently waiting for the announcement of the iPhone 5 release date. Unfortunately, the insiders told reporters that we won’t be seeing one until at least the middle portion of 2012. And it may even be announced at the Worldwide Developer Event in June.
Despite the previous rumors that iPhone 5 is to be launched this upcoming spring, it doesn’t appear that enough time will have passed between the previous release and the iPhone 5 to get an ample number of sales.
Apple used the WWDC venue 2007 to launch the original iPhone and almost exactly one year later at the same event they released the iPhone 3G. This tradition was applied with the iPhone 3G[S] in 2009 and the iPhone 4 in 2010.
However, the trend broke when in October 2011 the iPhone 4[S] was announced as a minor stopgap leading up to the inevitable iPhone 5 at WWDC 2012 set for June 6-10.
Apart from release date, there are plenty of speculations surrounding form, design and of course specs and features of the future device, says News Quench.
When design and features are concerned, the speculations vary from a larger screen (Between 4 and 5 inches is the most popular), to A6 quad-core processor and 4G/LTE Technology.
This feature would provide high speed and capacity in communicating cell phone data wirelessly allowing users to transfer voice and video files faster around the globe.
As iPhone 5 Source said, the iPhone 5 is reported to be the first Worldphone which will include the 3 antennas that it will reportedly have as well as the CDMA and GSM features that’ll allow for easier switching between carriers wherever the user is located.
All other talks about the iPhone 5′s features are devoted to the possible habing the NFC or near-field communication technology that will perform the functions of a credit or debit card.
Some sources also promising that the phone will support 1080p HD videos and, what is more, will be equipped with an 8-megapixel camera and powerful CMOS sensors provided by Sony.
As far as price, rumors are saying that the phone could see a higher pricepoint in throughout Europe as compared to the iPhone 4.
A camera is also reported to be updated, but yet no major information has come to light regarding any further improvements in this area.
And finally, some other recent reports are saying that the iCloud and iOS 5 will be launched alongside the release of the iPhone 5. If happens, it will be incredibly advantageous to the iPhone user because iOS updates can be done simply by downloading them right to the device.
When asked about the sustainability of Apple’s average selling prices and margins for the iPhone, chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer suggested that the company will keep focusing on producing “great products,” believing that customers are willing to pay more for them.
“We did not get the impression that Apple feels a burning need to move down-market in smartphones, but rather that the company believes consumer preference will continue to gravitate toward the more capable devices that Apple currently produces,” he said during the meeting with Citigroup analysts a few days ago.