Reuters has reported that Apple’s Asian suppliers have begun manufacturing a cheaper version of the iPhone 4 with a 8GB flash-drive.
In a separate story Reuters also reported that Apple is targeting an end-September launch for the next-generation iPhone 5, confirming our previous post.
We had also posted earlier that the major carriers in Australia have dropped their prices on the iPhone 3GS deals and plans, now we wonder with the coming of the new iPhone 4 8GB, will the carriers reprice the plans and deals for the iPhone 16GB and the 32 GB models too?
If you are in the market to buy a new mobile I would watch this space as the mobile price wars are going to begin all over again.
Major carriers in Australia have dropped their price on the iPhone 3GS deals. The iPhone 3GS is now available for FREE on a $29 Optus Cap Plan over 24 months and a similar deal is also available with Vodafone for a limited time.
While we wait for the official word from Apple on the iPhone 5 release date and the phone itself, here are the list of apps that the folks at BizarroBlog think will be available with the latest iPhone 5, dubbed as the ‘World Phone’:
– Plays 3D Movie
– Washes your cat
– 3D Camera
– Does your taxes and your hair
– Cleans teeth
– Cosmetic surgery
– Repairs appliances
– Cures Flu
– Gives flu to your ex
– Makes broccoli taste like chocolate
– Controls weather and the stock market
– Predicts future, changes past
– Get out of jail free
– Pie on demand
– Makes you invisible
– Enables time travel
– Spins straw into gold
– Attract UFOs
Apple in Australia might have accidentally disclosed the design and the specifications of the upcoming iPhone 5.
Well Apple recently filed a patent application (application no. 2011203145) with AusPat for a handheld computing device which seems to suggest the latest offering from the iPhone family which is rumored to be released on 7th October, 2011.
The abstract disclosure of the patent application says:
“A minimum Z height handheld electronic device and methods of assembly is described. The electronic device includes a single seamless housing having a front opening and a cover disposed within the front opening and attached to the seamless housing without a bezel.”
“When is the iPhone 5 release date?”, is the question awaiting answer with every passing week.
The answer: Nobody knows for sure except Steve Jobs. Ok, maybe a few people do in Cupertino, California best known as home to the worldwide headquarters of Apple Inc. But that does not stop us from speculating the possible release date of the most awaiting phone of the year.
September seems to be the consensus of opinions from all the latest posts across the web. Now whether it’s a full-blown iPhone 5, a mini iPhone 5 or a less-expensive, hotted-up iPhone 4 – remains to be seen. Apple, as usual, is keeping the wraps on any release date as tight as possible.