Apple didn’t show off iOS 5 this month just to sit on it until next year and iOS 5 will see release nearly simultaneously as the iPhone 5. Most likely release date for the iPhone 5 is 7 September 2011 and the general feeling is that Apple will postpone the annual iPod refresh and use the space to unveil the iPhone 5 instead………..
The latest buzz in the market is that Apple will release the much-awaited iPhone 5 in the first week of September and some tech websites have gone ahead to make the prediction that the device will arrive on September 7. The iPhone 5 will come pre-loaded with the iOS 5, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Apple fans were dejected that the tech giant broke with tradition this year and refrained from saying anything about the next generation iPhone in its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Critics mused over Apple losing ground to a plethora of Android OS-based devices which are slated for arrival in the summer. Now, tech circles muse that the Cupertino-giant will put off the launch of the refreshed iPod in September to allow for the iPhone 5 launch. Apple has already said the iOS 5 will hit the market in July, so it is believed that the next generation iPhones will come pre-loaded with the latest operating system, which has been enriched by at least 200 new features. It was evident that Apple was not going to launch the iPhone 5 at the WWDC this year since it had released the white iPhone 4 only in April. For a time, speculation hinged on theories of iPhone 5 launch being pushed further back into 2012. The talk of launch of iPhone 4 S went around for some time as well.
Meanwhile, the competition had gotten a lot tougher for Apple. For example, the arrival of Google’s Nexus 4G would all but annihilate Apple if it still decided to go ahead with iPhone 4. Hence most observers have completely ruled out the idea of iPhone 5 launch being pushed back into the next year. There has been intense buzz over iPhone 5 features and the form factor as well as about the ability of iOS 5 to trump Android. Android smartphones and tablets are going to flood the US market soon. There is a new launch, leak or rumor every day. iPhone adherents will seethe with anger if their phone doesn’t tally up to the competitions’ range of Android OS-based phones as early as possible. Apple must have found it difficult to contend with the allegation that most of the rumored iPhone 5 features are already on Android OS-based devices. Apart from tech observers, savvy betters too have sensed that something big is round the corner. It has been reported that betting trends focusing on the iPhone 5 launch have increased recently. Tech website gadgetsandgizoms mused that the iPhone 5 could probably be already built and that it is undergoing rigorous final tests by Apple engineers and other experts. This also conforms to earlier predictions that Apple will start full-scale commercial production in July/August. The next generation Apple iPhone will come out in September of this year and that the recent launch of the White iPhone 4 lends credence to this point, says Brian White, an analyst for Ticonderoga Securities.