When Apple concluded its iPhone 5 event in San Francisco last week, I walked past the hands on area where Apple had devices for press to use, and went to meet with Apple executives to get an iPhone 5 of my own. […]
∞ iPhone case makers roll the dice on risky iPhone rumors
BusinessWeek: In the weeks leading up to Apple’s (AAPL) Oct. 4 announcement about the new iPhone 4S, Tim Hickman lived and breathed rumors about the device. His company, Hard Candy Cases, makes protective covers for mobile phones, and he was … Continued
∞ Analysts temper iPhone 4S criticism with cautious optimism
AllThingsD: Though it might seem more incremental upgrade than new iPhone, Wall Street analysts say Apple’s iPhone 4S isn’t nearly the disappointment that some claim. And while its unveiling without the simultaneous debut of the iPhone 5 caused investors some … Continued
∞ What's involved in engineering a new iPhone?
Dean Bubley’s Disruptive Wireless: What Apple has actually been doing is working on a new hardware platform which will probably endure for several generations of its devices. That has likely taken a *huge* amount of work: chipset and hardware level … Continued
∞ iPhone 5 stupid rumor roundup
ZDNet: You might have noticed in the run up to the new iPhone release (which turned out to be the iPhone 4S and not the iPhone 5) that certain tech outlets spent a lot of time telling you what Apple’s … Continued
∞ iPhone 5 to support HSPA+ '4G'
Mac Rumors: Japanese blog Macotakara reports (via MacPost) that a China Unicom executive apparently confirmed during a presentation at this week’s Macworld Asia that the “iPhone 5” set to be announced next week will indeed support HSPA+ sometimes-called “4G” technology, … Continued
∞ Did Foxconn lose an iPhone 5?
Chris Chang, MIC Gadget: With its past experience, one might think Apple would have been able to track that prototype down in a heartbeat. However, Apple was outsmarted. The person who had access to the prototype wiped the phone’s software, … Continued
∞ Revealing the iPhone invite's secret numerology
Steven Sande, for TUAW: Invitations to Apple’s iPhone event on October 4th have been sent out, and we asked famed numerology expert Helmut Weltschmertz (see photo at right) of the Koblenz Institute of Numerology and Used Car Sales to tell … Continued
∞ Apple announces iPhone 5 event for Oct. 4
Note: We are at Apple’s iPhone event. Join us for our live blog coverage. Apple on Tuesday officially announced its iPhone 5 launch event. According to the invitation received by The Loop, the event will be held on October 4 … Continued
∞ Apple's iPhone 5 event on October 4
John Paczkowski: Tuesday, October 4. That’s the day Apple is currently expected to hold its next big media event, according to sources close to the situation, where the tech giant will unveil the next iteration of its popular iPhone. Yep.
∞ Samsung plans to block iPhone 5 in Korea
“Just after the arrival of the iPhone 5 here, Samsung plans to take Apple to court here for its violation of Samsung’s wireless technology related patents,” said an anonymous Samsung senior executive. “For as long as Apple does not drop … Continued
∞ Sprint prepares for iPhone 4
Erica Sadun for TUAW.com The briefing reportedly told the sales team that Sprint will begin offering the iPhone 4 in October 2011 (next month) with standard Sprint data plans; they will include a $10 data smartphone premium that is not … Continued
∞ Sprint will have the iPhone 5 with unlimited data in Oct.
Bloomberg: Sprint, the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, plans to begin selling the device in mid-October under a deal with Apple for the next model, the iPhone 5, said the people, who wouldn’t be identified because the plans aren’t public. Becoming … Continued
∞ iPhone 5 available for pre-order at Deutsche Telekom
Bloomberg: Deutsche Telekom AG (DTE) will allow customers to reserve the next generation of Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone as of today in anticipation of supply bottlenecks for the device, spokesman Alexander von Schmettow said by phone. Planning ahead.
∞ Apple loses another unreleased iPhone
CNET: When San Francisco police and Apple’s investigators visited the house, they spoke with a man in his twenties who acknowledged being at Cava 22 on the night the device went missing. But he denied knowing anything about the phone. … Continued
∞ AT&T confirms iPhone 5 launch in early October
BGR: One of our high-level AT&T sources just informed us that an AT&T Vice President has confirmed to several employees that the iPhone 5 is slated to launch in early October. Yep.
∞ Apple will not hold iPhone 5 event on Sept. 7
Reports began to surface yesterday that Apple would hold a special event on September 7 to launch the new iPhone, but that’s not happening.
∞ iPhone 5 in October, not September says Paczkowski
John Paczkowski: Sources with knowledge of the situation say reports claiming AT&T has blacked out employee vacations during the last two weeks of September in preparation for the retail debut of the next iPhone are misinformed. I thought September, but … Continued
∞ AT&T preps for September iPhone 5 launch
BGR.com: AT&T is asking managers to finish training in order to have employees available for the influx of foot traffic expected in September. I don’t think there’s been much doubt that the iPhone 5 would launch in the September timeframe.
∞ The iPhone rumors keep coming
BGR: We are told the handset will retail for no more than $350 without contract. Ready for the really interesting part? It’s entirely possible that the low-cost iPhone will in fact be the iPhone 3GS. We reported that we were … Continued
∞ Apple is now the top mobile company in Australia
Apple is making waves in the mobile market all over the world. A new report released on Monday shows that the iPhone is the top mobile device vendor in Australia.
∞ Report: Apple will release two iPhones in September
One analyst says that Apple will go after the competition with both barrels in September, releasing two new iPhones instead of one iPhone 5.
∞ Judge denies Samsung an early look at iPhone 5, iPad 3
It was all too obvious that Samsung was comparing apples to bananas: Apple’s request for expedited discovery was far more justified (in terms of a need to evaluate the requested material) and far less prejudicial (as Apple only requested products … Continued
∞ iPhone 5: NFC or no NFC?
iPhone 5 rumors are running rampant these days. The latest speculation is focusing on whether or not the iPhone will include Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.
I don’t think there’s any doubt that NFC will make it into the iPhone at point, but whether or not it will be with the upcoming iPhone 5 depends on who you listen to.
Quoting Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi last night, AllThingsD’s John Paczkowski wrote that the technology probably wouldn’t come in the iPhone 5. He correctly points out that the technology has to be adopted by merchants before it becomes popular among consumers.
∞ Report: iPhone 5 to ship in September
The next major release of the Apple’s popular iPhone will ship to customers, according to a report on Wednesday.
Citing three unnamed sources with “direct knowledge of the company’s supply chain,” Reuters said production of the iPhone 5 will start in July or August. The iPhone 5 would then ship to customers in September.
∞ The iPhone platform cycle
John Paczkowski has an interesting article at AllThingsD today that says that Apple’s iPhone product cycle may be turning into a platform cycle. He also notes that a fall launch of the iPhone would fit in nicely with AT&T’s launch of its LTE network.
And, more importantly, it gives Apple a few more months to align the device with some significant upgrades to the iOS platform, which, as Caris analyst Robert Cihra observes, is increasingly becoming the real “what’s next?” for Apple.
iPhone Product Cycle Now More of a Platform Cycle [AllThingsD]
∞ When is a product like the iPhone 5 actually delayed?
The Internet has been buzzing with stories that Apple’s iPhone 5 has been delayed, but is it actually? Not really.
The Loop first reported last month that Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) would not feature any major hardware news. Instead, the conference would go back to its roots and showcase what’s new for iOS and Mac OS X. In other words, things that are relevant to developers.
Coupled with Apple’s recent history of introducing a new iPhone at WWDC, many news outlets have determined that Apple has delayed the iPhone 5.
∞ iPhone 5 will not launch in June
Reports on Tuesday suggest Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 at the end of June. This is not true.
My sources said today that rumors of an iPhone 5 release at the end of June were completely false.
∞ Sony CEO reveals details of the iPhone 5
Apple’s new iPhone 5 will come with camera sensors built by Sony, according to the company’s CEO.
Speaking with Walt Mossberg last night, Sony CEO Howard Stringer said that its camera sensor facility in Japan was affected by the recent earthquake and tsunami. The end result is that anyone getting sensors from that factory will experience delays, according to 9to5mac.com.
∞ Thoughts on Apple, the iPhone and WWDC
Editor’s Note: This article was written by Shawn King, host of Your Mac Life Apple on Monday announced the dates and a few details about the next Worldwide Developers Conference. Not surprisingly, speculation about what Apple will tell those developers … Continued