Category Archives: Iphone rumor

AT&T Preparing for September Launch of iPhone 5?

When it comes to iPhone 5, Apple is in a great position. Many folks have already planned to pick the device up as soon as it hits the market. Even Apple partners expected the company to bring its next generation smartphone to the market in the summer. According to a new report, AT&T is now preparing for a mid-September launch of iPhone 5. BGR’s sources have indicated that AT&T has started to get the ball rolling by informing employees across the company to finalize their preparations.

Many now expect iPhone 5 to be introduced by the end of August. That could explain why Apple itself is bringing back former employees on a part-time basis in September. AT&T and Verizon certainly can’t wait for this device to hit the market:

We are probably what I would view as maybe a quarter behind what we had talked about in January. We expect that probably sometime in the fall, and I think you will see a significant jump there when we get to that point.

said Verizon Communication’s new CEO, Lowell McAdam. Verizon and AT&T should not have any issues selling a ton of iPhones as long as they do not tweak their plans yet again.

A recent survey by PriceGrabber indicates that 35% of consumers can’t wait to get their hands on iPhone 5 as soon as it hits the market. Most of these folks look for iPhone 5 to have a better battery life. A good number of those who were surveyed wanted reduced prices and 4G support in iPhone 5. This new phone is expected to have a larger screen and better cameras though.

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Job Posting Suggests iPhone 5 May Be Launched In August

We’ve heard several rumors and speculations that indicate that Apple’s fifth generation iPhone will be unveiled at a special event in September and will be available in October.

However, folks at CNET UK have come across a job posting, which has revealed that Apple UK is planning to increase its retail store staffing for the period of August 16th to October 29th, 2011.


CNET UK reports:

The post, which was sent to us by a tipster, asks for “full-time iPhone Sales Staff for an exciting project to work 5 days a week (Tuesday-Saturday) for the period 16th August – 29th October within key retail stores”. The posting appears several times on Reed, with each post covering a different area of the UK.

CNET speculates that Apple is probably increasing its staffing in anticipation of the demand generated by the eagerly awaited next generation iPhoneiPhone 5, which they believe will be launched on August 16th rather than in September.

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Rumor: Redesigned iPhone 5 May Be Delayed Due To A5 Chip Overheating Issue?

The iPhone 5 rumor mill is working overtime.

According to Chinese website – Sohu, Apple’s faster dual-core A5 processor that currently powers iPad 2 is overheating in iPhone 5, which might delay the launch of Apple’s fifth generation iPhone.

Apple is widely expected to launch the eagerly awaited iPhone 5 later this fall.

Sohu reports:

Due to the emergence of Apple’s current A5 processor overheating problem, so Apple will not soon be launching a new generation of the iPhone 5 smartphones, but Apple will launch this fall is still an iPhone 4, enhanced mobile products or the name iPhone 4S, this iPhone 4S is mainly based on the iPhone 4 on minor upgrades and no significant upgrade.

According to Sohu, the A5 chip overheating issue initially forced Apple to delay the launch of iPhone 5 to late August and early September timeframe instead of the annual June-July timeframe. However, according to the report, the launch of a completely redesigned iPhone 5 has now been pushed to 2012 and Apple will launch a specs bumped iPhone 4S later this year.

It is not the first time that we’ve heard rumors about the possibility of a new iPhone dubbed iPhone 4S that looks like iPhone 4 and comes with improved specifications such as improved 8-megapixel camera etc..

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