The arrival of new iPhone 5no doubt has been one of the most exciting moments for some people in the entire tech-related industry. They all wait excitedly for this device to finally come out and show its face to the world.
Many Apple fans just can’t wait for much longer to finally upgrade their older iPhones with the newer ones. On the other hand, for many people in Android community,
the launch of iPhone 5 is considered as the judgment day, whether this smartphone will earn respect from Android enthusiast or otherwise, will gain massive critics (once again) just like what already happened in the past to iPhone 4 that suffered an antenna issue.
Anyway, after hearing some previous rumor regarding the new iPhone 5, now another rumor is floating up to the surface again. According to multiple reports, this six generation of iPhone is predicted will be equipped with 4G LTE connectivity and also, the standard amount of RAM in older iPhones, which is 512MB, is said will also get upgraded to 1GB. Not to mention, the new iPhone is believed will come with NFC feature, which can be handy for doing mobile payment.
Meanwhile, there are also some reports saying that the production of iPhone 5 hasn’t even begun yet by Apple. But according to the source from BGR, the new iPhone will begin the production phase after the units go through a series of “engineering verification tests” (EVT) and “design verification tests” (DVT) phase.
Apparently, Apple doesn’t want to rush things off with this latest generation iPhone. The logical explanation for this is maybe because Apple doesn’t want to do the same exact mistake just like it did on iPhone 4 (Remember, the antenna issue?). So probably, you also won’t be seeing the prototype of iPhone 5 being left again by Apple’s employee at the bar for the second time.
After Verizon, AT&T Will Also Block Staff Vacation on September 21st – 30th for the new iPhone 5 Launch
Earlier before, we’ve already heard the news saying that Verizon Wireless has blocked its staff vacation from September 21st until September 30th that many believe is the sign that something “big” will happen or will be introduced by Verizon at that time. And that something “big” is predicted will be the launch of the
new iPhone 5.
And apparently, the sign of
new iPhone 5’s arrival is getting much clearer now because one other carrier, AT&T reportedly will also follow Verizon’s move to block employee vacation also the same exact timeframe that Verizon is using, which is from September 21st - 30th.
The speculation of new iPhone 5 has been pretty exciting to follow in the past few months. From the decision of Apple to change the supply parts of iPhone 5 from Apple’s usual OEM, Samsung, to Sharp and other OEMs really gives an indication how the rivalry between Apple and Samsung is getting fiercer than before, heading to become long term enemies, especially given the fact that some of Samsung’s smartphones have been helping Samsung to surpass Apple in sold units of its pride iPhone, hence gaining the biggest share in the US smartphone market.
And it looks like, the competition between these 2 juggernauts will become much much sharper because Apple just recently won the patent war against Samsung, which resulted in Samsung losing $1 billion to Apple, pretty huge chunk of money for just a patent war, huh?
With Samsung preparing to launch Samsung GALAXY Note 2 on August 29th, which is around 12 days of iPhone 5’s launch date, then Samsung will seek a revenge by stealing Apple’s thunder in launching its iPhone 5, which could lead Samsung to steal iPhone 5’s sales in the market since the predecessor, Samsung GALAXY Note 1 has been selling well in the market.
So we should wait and see who’s gonna win between these 2 juggernauts.
To Welcome the new iPhone 5, RadioShack and Sprint Cuts the Price of iPhone 4S
It looks like, the sign of the new iPhone 5 being announced to the public is getting clearer for us to see. After hearing several reports and speculations regarding the whole thing about
the new iPhone 5, from the screen size, User Interface, specs, design and release date of the device in the last few months, now everyone especially for those Apple enthusiasm, can sit and relax to wait for the moment of truth when the iPhone 5 finally launches to the market, which has been known allegedly on September 21st, while the announcement date is possibly on September 12th.
Anyway, just like what always happened before, when the new iPhone was released, then the older generation or the predecessor of iPhone will suffer a price cut in order to clear the remaining inventory before the new generation device launches.
So if you always want to own an iPhone, especially the latest model, but you just don’t have a big budget in your pocket to get
the new iPhone 5, then this might be your best shot to get the predecessor, the iPhone 4S.
Recently, a retailer Radio Shack just made a new policy by cutting the price of iPhone 4S 16GB model to almost $125 (from previous $75 cut), with a 2-year contract attached. This offering will start chiming on Sunday on August 26th. Meanwhile, for the bigger storage variant, the 32GB of iPhone 4S, the price cut is even much bigger than the first model, $225 also with the 2-year contract to sign. Last but not least, the biggest storage model, the 64GB of iPhone 4S costs only $325, also with a 2-year contract.
And that is the price cuts at Radio Shack. What about other retailer? Okay, at Sprint, you can have your very own iPhone 4S (16GB) with a price cut of $50, with a bonus of $100 American Express gift card. Not to mention, Radio Shack also holds a Trade and Save program, which allows you to trade your old devices with the exchange of credit to reduce the price of the iPhone 4S you’re getting. Interested?