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Apple looks set next week to unveil its much-awaited new iPhone, which analysts say will have a bigger screen and work better with remote computing services.
Apple invited media to a "special event" called "Let’s talk iPhone" on October 4 at its Cupertino, California headquarters, an unusual location for a company that typically introduces major products at larger venues in San Francisco.
The invitation did not have any other details, and an Apple spokesman would not provide further information.
"This is the iPhone 5," ThinkEquity analyst Mark McKechnie said of the event.
The new iPhone would be the first major product launch under Tim Cook, who took over full-time as chief executive after co-founder Steve Jobs resigned last month.
It was unclear if Jobs, who is now chairman, will take the stage at the event.
Though a good product, the current iPhone 4 could use some improvements, McKechnie said. "We talked about it having a bigger screen, a dual core processor, and probably integrates pretty well with the iCloud."
The iPhone – introduced in 2007 with the touchscreen template now adopted by its rivals – remains the gold standard in the booming smartphone market.
The new model, which some have dubbed the iPhone 5, will have a bigger touch screen, better antenna and an 8-megapixel camera, one source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters in August.
Hon Hai Precision Industries Co Ltd (2317.TW) and Pegatron Corp (4938.TW) of Taiwan will make the new phone, and have been told to gear up capacity for up to 45 million units in total, the source said.
NEW VOICE FEATURES?
Apple launched the iPhone 4 in June 2010 in black 16 gigabyte and 32 gigabyte versions, and added white ones in April. The company typically refreshes its iPhone lineup during its developer event in June, but delayed the new model this year.
Apple sold 20.34 million iPhones in the third quarter ended June 25, which analysts say helped it vault past Nokia (NOK1V.HE) and Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) to become the world’s biggest smartphone maker.
Some analysts are expecting another version of the iPhone 4 to be launched along with the next model.
"The new (iPhone) 4 will tackle the prepaid market and the (iPhone) 5 will have the A5 chip that’s in the iPad and be faster, thinner and possibly with a bigger screen," Colin Gillis, analyst with BGC Partners said. He cited possible voice-recognition features as well.
AllThingsD reports that Apple will be holding its highly-anticipated iPhone 5 media event on October 4th.
While Apple could certainly change its plans anytime, sources said that the October 4 date has been selected by the company to showcase the iPhone 5. Sources added that the plan is now to make the new device available for purchase within a few weeks after the announcement.
According to the report, new Apple CEO Tim Cook should play a prominent role in the event in order to assert himself as the new leader of the company, although it will almost certainly be a team presentation with other executives such as Phil Schiller, Scott Forstall, and Eddy Cue leading portions of the event. It is unclear whether Steve Jobs will make an appearance at the event, with the report suggesting that a decision on whether or not he appears would be a last-minute one based on his health.
MacRumors noted yesterday that Apple is expected to also be introducing minor updates to its iPod line, and had pinpointed the first week in October for that introduction, with availability set for the middle of the month. Apple generally issues invitations to its media events about a week ahead of time, so we can expect official notice of the event to appear sometime around early next week.
Update: The Loop‘s Jim Dalrymple confirms with a simple “Yep” that October 4th is the date of the event.
With pent-up demand for the iPhone 5, the new phone could double Apple’s market share, according to an investor’s report released yesterday by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Surveying a sampling of 216 mobile phone users, Munster found huge demand for the iPhone 5 among both current iPhone users and those who own other smartphones.
Looking at all those surveyed, 29 percent currently own iPhones and 17 percent have an Android phone, leaving 28 percent with a BlackBerry and the rest with other types of phones.
Among existing iPhone owners, 94 percent of those surveyed expect to buy another iPhone, leaving only 6 percent eyeing an Android device. But among current Android smartphone users, 42 percent said they’re likely to switch to the iPhone.
Among Verizon subscribers in general who don’t presently own an iPhone, 55 percent expect to buy one, with 74 percent specifically waiting for the iPhone 5. That number compares with 53 percent of AT&T customers specifically awaiting the next model iPhone.
Of all the respondents, 64 percent plan to pick up an iPhone when it’s time to buy a new phone. Further, 60 percent are waiting for the iPhone 5 as opposed to allowing their contract to expire or their current phone to break down.
Though the survey targeted only a small number of mobile phone users, it does highlight a demand build-up for the next iPhone. Such demand is due in large part to the longer wait time (14 months assuming the iPhone 5 debuts in September versus the usual 12-month cycle), according to Munster.
In light of the demand, Munster believes the iPhone 5 may push Verizon’s numbers even higher than the 3.8 million iPhones that Piper Jaffray is estimating the carrier will sell in the September quarter. And the overall iPhone unit estimate of 22 million for the quarter may also "prove to be conservative."
A new report claims that the next-generation iPhone won’t launch in September, as previous reports suggested and instead, will debut in October.
The report comes from John Paczkowski of All Things D who cites a “source familiar with Apple’s plans”. The source states that the next iPhone – whether it is the iPhone 4S and/or 5 – will launch sometime in October instead of September.
Well, that was quick! The folks from Shenzhen have already churned out an iPhone 5 knockoff whose design is in accordance with the schematics leaked a few days back.
The city of Shenzhen in Guangdong, China is know for producing a lot of fake gadgets; gadgets with design based on ones from Apple, HTC, Samsung etc. but with horrible, horrible software.
Few Minutes back the WWDC seminar managed by Apple ended, and as expected the new beloved Mobile device “The iPhone”, is not announced.
I believe we should wait for another couple of months in-order to see it in Production.
iPhone lovers, you have to wait!!
Backing up claims of a next-generation iPhone with an iPhone 4-like form factor, Macotakara claims that Apple is set to debut an iPhone 4S with an ARM Cortex-A9 and an 8 megapixel camera. The ARM Cortex-A9 is the CPU foundation for Apple’s customized A5 processor in the iPad 2. The iPad 2?s A5 is a dual-core chip, but the report is unsure if the iPhone 4S version is dual core. Sources told 9to5Mac last month that Apple is already testing an iPhone 4 with an A5 chip with high-profile game developers and it is likely that the iPhone 4S’s A5 will be dual-core.