After unveiling a marginally improved iPhone 4S in 2011 in stead of a radically different iPhone 5, Apple has returned to its development labs to cook up (no pun intended) the next iteration of its popular phone. In 2012, rumor about iPhone 5 is flying all over the world. What scene you can imagine? iPhone fans are standing in a never end queue to wait for the new iPhone.
Despite what critics were quick to call a “modest upgrade”, the iPhone 4S burst out of the gate this past October and quickly became Apple’s most popular iPhone ever. But as with all things Apple, the focus isn’t on what they’ve done, but tends to fall on what they’re going to do.
That said, and pushing aside rumors of an Apple HDTV for a second, Apple’s next big product launch will likely be the iPhone 5, though depending on who you ask, it may simply be called “The new iPhone” a’la the recently released iPad.
Addressing the issue, the Maeil Business Newspaper, based out of South Korea, recently published an article wherein they asked the head of human resources at one of Fox Conn’s plants about the iPhone 5 release dates, to which the HR honcho reportedly said, “We just got the order. It [the release] will be around October.”
It’s hard to take any of this at face value, given that it is April, but reports of hiring ramping up have been making the rounds as of late.
But more importantly, it makes more business sense for Apple to give the iPhone 4S a full 12-month life cycle, thereby making October a good bet for the iPhone 5 launch.
With the development of the intelligent system, varies of smart phone have been invented and updated quickly. It is no doubt to formed intense competition to developers. Among of all the mobile phone equipments, iPhone 5, Android 2.4, BlackBerry 7, Windows Phone 7 are the main competitors. Who will be the winner and meet the challenges then have a beautiful future? How do you think of it?
Now, let's analyses the current situation and the development of them seriatim. First of all, Android's mobile operating system is based on the Linux kernel. Android was listed as the best-selling Smartphone platform world-wide in Q4 2010 because of it's large community of developers writing applications that extend the functionality of the devices. The spokesman says Android 2.4 will resolve the problem dispersion of the Android platform. What's more, it will include all the best functions in the Honeycomb system which will satisfy lots of customers' demands.
It is reported that BlackBerry maker RIM would release seven new smart phones running its "next-generation" BlackBerry 7 OS to solve the serious problem they are faced with. They are conscious of that the situation allows of no delay. While, BlackBerry 7 OS isn't have too much improvement, it was originally intended as an upgrade to BlackBerry 6 O, and was accordingly designated as version 6.1. However, the changes are so extensive that RIM has bumped the version number. It is obvious that BlackBerry 7 isn't a solution to RIM's problems. Facing with so much high performance smart phone, we aren't sure what will BlackBerry 7 be.
As a leader of system development, Microsoft have released Windows Phone 7 which have combined their Xbox LIVE games, Zune music and the unique video experience at the same time. Windows Phone 7 features a new user interface, based upon Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 design system. The home screen, called the "Start screen", is made up of "Live Tiles" including mobile phone, linkman, email and test message. It is more compact that most of the phone systems. They have emphasized their social features for several times, users can update the personal home page on some popular social networks such as Facebook and Windows Live by the contacts and photo album directly. Besides of these, the high demands of hardware configuration will be the strong supporter to have more interesting experience for users.
The news has been further confirmed, iPhone 5 isn't a rumour. Apple has planed to put iPhone 5 on the market in June this year lately, while for some reason, it doesn't meet users in time. According to industry sources, iphone 5 will be released in September. It will inherit all of the iphone 4 functions, what's more, its baseband Chip will employ Qualcomm take the place of Infineon. In addition, IPhone 5 will support 4 G data network, network access speed will be faster, video conversations will be more fluent clear. The most different and the biggest highlight of the iphone 5 is the application of biometric technologies and the RFID. For more wonderful experience, let's look forward to it.
It has caused a hot discussion about what Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 will be after iphone 5 released. Some people say iPhone 5 liftoff sees Android churn, RIM fail, WP7 sputter, some people think anyone has their particular points, they can develop side by side. what is said above is the information i have known, what's your opinion?