Monday, 18 April 2011 17:19

iPhone 5 mass production rumoured for September

Written by Fudzilla staff


Launch later than usual
Although Apple has transformed the iPhone summer launch into a tradition of sorts, analysts believe that the iPhone 5 will appear a few months later than usual.

Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the new iPhone will go into trial production sometime in August, while volume production is expected in September. This basically means that the new phone won’t go on sale before October at best.

In addition, Kuo does not expect an entirely new handset. The iPhone 5 will feature the new Apple A5 processor, but it should resemble the current generation phone and it will probably stick to the same screen. The main selling point of the iPhone 5 will be the new iOS 5 operating system, in addition to some other goodies, such as the new 8MP camera.

Kuo bases his claims on information from supply chain sources and so far he has a solid track record when it comes to Apple gear. Also, several other analysts have made similar predictions in recent weeks. However, thanks to Apple’s secrecy, it is still too early to paint the full picture.

We can only hope a drunken Apple staffer will lose an iPhone 5 prototype in a German beer garden, again.
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+1 #1 loadwick 2011-04-18 21:40
I really hope its not just the same A5 processor as the one in the current iPad.

I would like to think that the delay is because Apple wanted to put 28nm CPUs and GPUs into the iPhone 5 so that they could vastly increase the computing power whilst reducing the actual power consumption.
 
 
+1 #2 loadwick 2011-04-18 22:01
The most important thing for me now is not the processor speed or screen size/resolution, or how thin the phone is made as things like that have all plateaued more or less.

What would make a much bigger difference to me is a vast improvement in signal strength and quality plus a longer battery life.

I would like to see a proper camera sensor in a phone too with a decent lens. It doesn't have to be a zoom lens but just a high quality 25mm prime with a 1/1.7" sensor. So you can truly throw away your compact camera and just use your phone.
 
 
+2 #3 thematrix606 2011-04-18 22:35
Release or not, Apple will go down again just like in 97.

This is how quickly Apple grew, and Google as well: http://www.web2society.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/MarketShareSmartPhones_AppleInsider_Canalys_Q3_2009.jpg

And this is how it will slowly start dieing as people realize it's so closed it's no fun to use: http://waxop.com/wp-content/uploads/idc-claims-windows-phone-will-overtake-ios-market-share-come-2015.png

There IS a reason why people use Google phones and a VERY big reason why people will use win7 phones:
http://www.wareground.com/images/400/windows_7_finally_overtakes_windows_xps_desktop_os_market_share.jpg

It's all in the numbers people, quick Google searches + some logic + some reasoning skills = answers.
 
 
+1 #4 dineaudio 2011-04-19 08:38
They'll probably start introducing sub versions soon. Like 5.1, 5.2 etc. so that all the people who have too much money on their hands can spend 500$ for a new iPhone every month so they could brag about it to their neighbours and think that spending money on rubbish makes them happy. It just makes you a consumer drone. A prisoner of consumer society. It's planned obsolescence, extreme case. 90% of the people is brain-dead. It might be due to using mobile phone too much. ;)

Do you think I care about all of this by posting this? No. Not at all. Go for it. It's normal. I seem to be an idiot for being different than those 90%, actually, and using my mobile only when it really comes handy like when I'm "on the road". At home, I use a fixed phone. Yeah, you remember those? :)
 
 
-1 #5 Orumus 2011-04-19 13:05
Quoting loadwick:
The most important thing for me now is not the processor speed or screen size/resolution, or how thin the phone is made as things like that have all plateaued

What would make a much bigger difference to me is a vast improvement in signal strength and quality plus a longer battery life.


Um....things like processor and screen vastly affect battery life so you should care. ... And you think that screen and ARM cpu tech have plateaued? I think you need to read more lol.
 
 
-1 #6 loadwick 2011-04-19 14:21
@Orumus

My point was that you won't really see much of a benefit from a higher resolution than on the iPhone4, SuperOLED+ has slow gone as fair as its going to do i think. You might get 3D versions of the the screen but they nothing earth shattering.

What i meant by CPU speeds plateaued is that i don't why we are going to need anything faster than say 2GHz dual core, if anything i think dual 1GHz with a well optimised OS is all you really need. Anything more than that will never get properly used and will just drain the battery.

Tell me, if you had desk top power in your smartphone would you use your phone any different to how you do now?
 

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