As any of my friends would tell you, I am an avid Apple fan. I’m obsessed, some would say. Whatever you call it, I’m what’s called a Fanboy. I get my hands on everything Apple as soon as I can and I’m even part of the Apple Developer Program to test the new operating systems and report my findings to the designers and developers at Apple. I don’t get paid a cent to do it…as a matter of fact I have to pay to be a part of the programs, but I do it because I love it.
Most of my friends and family would come to me first with questions about their iDevices. I’m referring to iPods, iPhones, iPads, iMacs all as iDevices to kind of get everyone on the same page. The biggest question I’m getting lately is “When is the iPhone 5 coming out?” Well I’m happy to report that everyone in the know seems to believe it will be announced on September 12th at a special Apple event and will be available for ordering that same week. This is pretty remarkable given it has usually been a month between announce date and availability date so Apple has clearly been ramping up for their release this time. A lot of parts that people are saying are parts of the new iPhone have been showing up around the web. Some of the most important differences seem to point to a change in the position of the headphone plug and a change in the dock configuration. What this means is that the cord you’ve been using to charge your iDevice is probably going to change. Most of the pictures seem to all point to a smaller dock cord being nearly cut in half as you can see from this rendering below:
The biggest rumor seems to be that the screen is going to be bigger…which I’m so hoping for. Check out some of these renderings that the web are saying will happen. Keep in mind these are ALL rumors until the actual device comes out. Apple is notorious for letting rumor mills run wild and then releasing its own thing, sometimes to the anger of said rumor mill.
The most popular prediction seems to point to a skinnier phone with a longer, more ergonomic feel. This rendering looks pretty real already but remember it’s a mockup . Nobody knows what the actual phone will look like until it comes out.
I will say the ONLY thing that is mostly certain is the date of September 12th as an announcement date. This is not confirmed as of yet as Apple hasn’t officially released anything about this. However, the conference center that they would announce this is blocked for that date with a mysterious conference that is not named. Hmmmm….makes you wonder huh? So that’s my rumor roundup for the moment. I’ve heard a lot more technical stuff about the new iPhone, however, I kept this article really simple for everyone that is really more interested in the new look of the iPhone 5. In the long run, it won’t matter. I’ll have one and I’ll make sure everyone else knows the best things about it! Thanks for reading!
A new report claims that Verizon has issued an all-staff vacation blackout from September 21st till September 30th so that all Verizon retail staff will be working to cover the launch.
TechCrunch received a tip from an employee at Verizon who informed them of the blackout on September 21st, which was the already rumored launch date of the new iPhone. The announcement for the next iPhone is expected to happen on September 12th. Verizon wireless is one of the major carriers for the iPhone, so it makes sense that Apple would tell them in advance when iPhone 5 will launch so they can ensure that all of their retail staff will be on hand to support the demand.
Details may be up for debate, but Apple is definitely up to something in the iPad space. A new report today reveals that Apple has instructed authorized resellers to triple display space for the iPad on the store floor. The alleged deadline for this new requirement? September 12th.
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