iPhone 5 could be a bigger upgrade than expected

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2011

The iPhone upgrade coming this fall “could be a bigger upgrade than we expected,” according to Sterne Agee’s Shaw Wu. The analyst cites Apple’s supply chain, which indicates that the new model will feature a display “slightly larger” than the 3.5-inch size Apple has used since the first iPhone. That would be great news.

He says that the phone should “retain a similar form factor and size but with thinner bezel,”. The info suggests a 2011 iPhone will in all likelihood forego 4G (LTE). And problems are said to remain with battery life and “spotty” network coverage. Of course Apple is good at tackling problems like this.

iPhone 5 coming to US on September 5th?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

According to iPhoneItalia they have a “very reliable source” who claims that Apple will be launching the iPhone 5 on October 5th on Swisscom’s network. The source is a senior executive at Swisscom. The story says that the October 5th date is the “rest of the world” date. In other words one month after the US release date: September 5th.

Apple would inform wireless carriers of their iPhone 5 intentions ahead of time, so there may be something here, but for now it is just a rumor that is unconfirmed.

Apple to ship new iPhone in September?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on April 20th, 2011

According to some people in the know, Apple’s next-generation iPhone will have a faster processor and will begin shipping in September. Production of the new device will start in July/August and it will be very similar to the iPhone 4.

That’s great news for Apple fans and it still leaves us plenty of time for more rumor and speculation. Put your thinking caps on and start guessing at what we can expect from the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 may get aluminum back and new antenna design

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on March 7th, 2011

A new rumor suggests that the iPhone 5 will have an aluminum back to replace the iPhone 4′s glass back. Along with the new chassis, there will also be a redesigned antenna that does away with the external design in the iPhone 4. You might remember that this issue led to Antennagate.

The new antenna will put the iPhone’s antennas back into the Apple logo, similar to the way the Wi-Fi iPad housed its antennas. There was even a patent that turned up recently that suggested Apple was working with Apple logo antennas for the iPhone, so this makes sense. I guess we will find out soon enough.

Apple iPad 2 production starts next month, iPhone 5 this May

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on January 24th, 2011

There is hardly a day that goes by where we don’t have an iPad or iPhone rumor. Here is today’s. Apple’s overseas manufacturing partners will apparently start production of the iPad 2 next month, while they will also be building the fifth-generation iPhone in May.

Take this with the usual grains of salt until we have something more concrete. One thing is for sure, no matter when they start production, it won’t be soon enough for Apple fans.

Apple cancels white iPhone 4?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on October 27th, 2010

The saga of the White iPhone 4 continues. Last night Apple announced that the company would further delay the release of the white iPhone 4 and now some additional information points toward the fact that Apple actually has no plans to roll out a white version of the iPhone 4.

The “delay” might actually suggest an iPhone 5 release time-frame of June or July 2011. Of course, no one knows for sure. I guess there’s always Colorware standing by to spruce up your device.

New iPods, smaller iPad and iPhone 5 in early 2011?

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on August 4th, 2010

Word on the street is that there will be a revised set of Apple devices coming soon (as if that’s a surprise), specifically an iPod shuffle with a touchscreen display, a 7″ iPad for early next year, and a fifth generation iPhone as early as next January.

We would guess that the 7″ iPad is the focus, since it would make the device all the more appealing in a smaller form factor. Time will tell what the items will be, but at least we know that there are always more Apple products falling from the tree.