Yes, it’s another week, and another iPhone 5 rumour.
Just when everyone was pretty much certain that the Cupertino mob would be revealing its next-gen iPhone (be that the 5, 4GS or whatever label it takes) in September, another rumour comes and upsets the Apple cart.
A respected source for all things Apple, All Things Digital, has come out and stated that the iPhone won’t be unleashed mid-to-late next month as expected.
According to the site’s source, the launch is pencilled in for October, and the iPhone 5 might not be arriving until late October for that matter.
So we could still have almost three months to wait to find out exactly what is planned for the next Apple smartphone. Of course, all of this is, as ever, still speculation.
For all we know the iPhone will be launching next July, on the moon, with Steve Jobs teeing a handset off for a thousand-yard-drive across the sea of tranquillity. Just to prove how tough the next-gen model is, you see (it’d be a pretty thorough reception test up there, too).
In the meantime, we can just wait and see what the next iPhone rumour to circulate the net will be (not likely the paragraph above).
The iPhone 5 is expected to have a faster processor, improved camera (to the tune of 8 megapixels) and quite possibly a refreshed body design.
Other speculation has pointed to Apple planning a budget model of the iPhone to help crack into the lower-end smartphone market, where Android is currently making a killing.