While the others are preparing for Christmas to introduce their products, Apple has already made a decision to introduce a sleeker version of the iPhone; the iPhone5. Although, that could just as well mean that one must start saving hard earned dough for
Anyway, Apple is known for coming up with some of the best pick-up lines for journalists, and so was the invite for the iPhone 5 which will be released today on the 12th of September. The invite consisted of the number 12 throwing a shadow of the number 5.
The Apple iPhone 5 will follow their model introduced a year before; the iPhone 4S. Which obviously means that it will be thinner and better equipped with the latest technology. According to the information leaks, the iPhone 5 will have a 4.2 inch screen but that won’t be bigger than the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S3 which is 4.8 inches. Another change would be in replacing the existing thirty pin charge input with a nine pin. Rumours also reveal that the headphone jack will be at the bottom of the phone this time; as for features everyone is clueless and the ones who know have been asked to keep shut.
Few are doubtful of this product being a better comeback after the iPhone 4S because last year the company gathered negative vibes from their customers regarding the marginal improvements made in the iPhone 4S from its earlier model. Above all this, the iPhone will come equipped with 4G LTE but there are two major complications to this add-on feature. Firstly, the Samsung Galaxy, introduced much earlier, already has 4G capabilities; secondly, HTC is planning to sue Apple for infringing on an LTE patent owned by them.
Certainly, for a while we thought that the ongoing rivalry with Samsung should have infused some discipline in their approach to android products; however, with HTC tightening the noose, one can rest assured that the iPhone 5 will be launched amidst much controversy. Still, this is a major step taken by the company after the demise of Steve Jobs; and they shall go ahead with the official launch in San Francisco today, with a promise to introduce the product in the market in the weeks to follow.
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