According to iPhoneDownloadBlog, Apple is working on not one but two iPhone 5 models. According to their source who works at an Apple part supplier, Apple may release two iPhone models: a ‘standard’ and ‘pro’ model in fall this year.
Our source says that Apple is ordering components of similar function, but some of them are the very best of what you can get right now. While the rest of the ordered components are just the standard versions, Apple is also ordering better quality components of the same function. Our source says that both types of components wouldn’t go in one device together, which makes him believe Apple is up to something with a ‘pro’ version.
IDB also claims that their source at Apple has confirmed that the fifth generation iPhone will be launched after the “Back to School” season, suggesting that Apple may launch it in September along with the next generation iPod product line.
They’ve also published the concept of the next generation iPhone but haven’t mentioned if it was created using information provided by their source.
WSJ also reported that Apple is planning to revamp its MobileMe service and considering to make the service free. The revamped MobileMe service might allow users to store photos, videos and music online, eliminating the need for the iOS device to carry a lot of memory. It would be another good reason to rebrand it as iCloud rather than MobileMe.
But the possibilities of a smaller and cheaper iPhone probably dubbed iPhone nano would make things very interesting in the smartphone marketplace.