With the October 4 release of Apple's iPhone 5 fast upon us, we wondered who is planning to upgrade from the iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G and original (anyone?). Not only does this infographic profile current iPhone users, but it also shows why they will probably want to ditch their old version for the 5.
Trying to pick up on every Apple rumor out there is a pretty dizzying prospect, especially ahead of a huge product launch by the company. We try and write about the ones we find most interesting, but often wonder the same thing you do: how do they start?
We're on the last stretch before Apple officially announces the iPhone 4S/5 or whatever it'll be called. One Apple fan, Ben Miller couldn't wait any longer so he rounded up all the renders and case leaks that have trickled out and built his very prototype out of glass and aluminum. Sexy doesn't even begin to describe it.
Fact: smartphones capable of 4G data speeds are battery leeches. All iPhones up until now have been 3G smartphones. It's now rumored that the iPhone 5 will sport faux 4G speeds. Did Apple solve the battery conundrum? Not exactly.
It's been long-rumored, but now it's official: Apple is announcing the next iPhone on October 4, next Tuesday. Or, at least, Apple has only gone so far as to say it'll be talking about the iPhone in general, but not unveiling new hardware would be crazy.
Despite leaks-a-plenty that hint at a thinner, redesigned iPhone 5 coming in the near future, Wedge Partners analyst Brian Blair claims that we're only going to see an iPhone 4S — an iPhone 4 with a modest spec bump.
Reports are surfacing that Apple's long awaited iPhone 5 will be revealed in just under two weeks on Tuesday October 4.
The iPhone 5 hasn't even been officially introduced yet, and Samsung's pulling out its guns — patent guns, to be precise. The Korean electronics giant that Apple has been suing hard as of late plans to fight fire with fire and aims to ban sales of the soon-to-be iPhone 5 shortly after it launches in South Korea.
The iPhone 5 is one elusive smartphone. It'll either be very similar to the iPhone 4, with just a spec-bump or come with a completely redesigned body. Our bet is Apple will take the wraps off both models, but it seems the iPhone 5 might see a shortage.
Snoopy once sagely observed that "the anticipation far exceeded the actual event." From all indications, the beagle's cynical view is likely to describe the reaction of the digital cognoscenti when the iPhone 5 appears about a month from now. Indications are, iPhone 5 will actually be more an iPhone 4S, a minor upgrade in screen size, antenna and design, with few significant improvements. And probably no 4G. Which means the next iteration of the iPhone, once the technological master of the smart phone universe, is likely to be nowhere near the top of the today's most innovative phones. Yet we'll be treated to the usual Apple hoopla and subsequent huge sales, perhaps huger than any iPhone before it. How huger? An RBC/Changewave survey has found 31 percent of respondents either "very likely" or "somewhat likely" to buy an iPhone 5, five percent more than a similar survey preceding the introduction of the then highly-anticipated iPhone 4 more than a year ago. It seems Apple has discovered an interesting phenomena: iPhone not only doesn't have to be cutting edge, it's better if it isn't.