Apple will supposedly hold a keynote on August 7 to announce the iPhone 5.
According to a “reliable industry source” speaking with KnowYourMobile, the Cupertino company is preparing to unleash its next big mobile device a bit earlier than anticipated — at least earlier than last year’s October 4 date — in order to suppress interest in Samsung’s Galaxy S III.
If an early August announcement is on the cards, we could possibly see a release later that month or the first week of September. While the earlier than expected reveal would once again throw Apple’s iPhone schedule out of whack, those who purchased an iPhone 4 in June 2010 (or thereabouts) with two-year contracts will already be up for renewal, which adds even more credence to the whole “stifling the Galaxy S III” argument.
At present there are no further details about specs, design or availability. Current rumours suggest Apple’s next flagship smartphone will feature an aluminium two-tone back panel and a larger 4-inch Retina display, as well as an NFC chip and a next-gen processor setup.
Apple is expected to offer a significantly different visual design from its previous models - the iPhone 4S was externally identical to the iPhone 4. There are plenty of rumours suggesting a range of aesthetic possibilities from unibody designs to curved ‘teardrop’ profiles.
The iPhone 5 will also be the debut device for the next version of Apple’s iOS operating system, iOS 6, which is expected to introduce a wealth of new changes in order to challenge its recently unveiled rivals: Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 and Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Of course, until Apple CEO Tim Cook is up on that stage with a new iPhone in hand, there’s just no way of knowing the company’s plans, no matter how many cases leak or engineering models show up How will iPhone 5 Look Like..