As the launch date approaches, we look at what we can expect from the next Apple handset
THE LAUNCH of the Apple Iphone 5 is fast approaching, with the invitations sent and the date set for 12 September. We already know that the highly anticipated smartphone will arrive running Apple’s IOS 6 mobile operating system and will have a new mapping app, Siri improvements and Facebook integration, but with Apple staff having been extra careful not to leave the handset in a bar this time, there’s little else anyone outside Apple knows about the Iphone 5.
Nonetheless, the internet has been awash with rumours about the next Apple Iphone, so we take a look at what Apple fandom thinks we can expect to see on Wednesday.
Samsung has become the best-selling device company in mobile history, but it hasn’t faced high expectations of the upcoming Apple iPhone 5.
The latest iPhone device is expected to be “the biggest handset launch in history,” according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek.
On a research note dated on Aug. 17, Jefferies has speculated that 15 million iPhone 5 handsets are in inventory for the rumored Sept. 12 launch. The launch is also rumored to coincide with the iPad Mini.
But in the hiatus leading up to the iPhone 5 release, as eWeek noted, Samsung has benefited from the wait with the Galaxy S3 in May.