iPhone 5 release date rumors keep on coming. The latest comes from Reuters who claim to have three sources familiar with plans. All three asked not to be identified, as usual, and each confirmed the same story.
The iPhone 5, they claim, will begin production in July and gradually increase through August, ready for a September launch. They also stated that it will look almost identical to the iPhone 4, but it will have a faster processor. (The dual-core A5 used in the iPad, most likely.)
If this turns out to be true, which it seems likely to be, then I’m terribly disappointed. Firstly, I’m not to keen on the iPhone 4 design as it is, so to have another year with the same flat-backed, uncomfortable device is irritating. Secondly, Apple needs to respond to its larger screened competitors. Virtually every other high end smartphone has at least a 3.7″ display, most have 4″ or more. Thirdly, if Apple’s had three months longer to design and manufacture a brand new device, you’d expect it to be something radically different from last year’s offering. This is all, of course, unless iOS 5 happens to be something so completely radical that it transforms your iPhone user experience.
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