Sunday, October 2, 2011

iPhone 4/5 prediction

So far, I'm batting 0%, but why not guess again.  I'm predicting Apple will introduce 2 new iPhones.

iPhone 5 is NEW.

  • Bigger screen; increasing the resolution to 1024x768 to keep it "Retina" with a bigger screen, existing apps running in an inner section.
  • Global phone for all networks (AT&T, Verizon, etc)
  • Shaped more like the newest iPad & iPod touch, curves on the back like those.
  • 8MB camera is one thing I'd be 100% about.
  • NOT increasing the memory choices, still 16 or 32GB.

iPhone 4S is newish.  It will replace the 3GS and 4 as the low end model.

  • Some updated things from the iPhone 4, mainly to be a global phone that works on all networks (AT&T, Verizon, etc.)  
  • The same camera.
  • The screen from the iPod touch to save some costs.  (They're both retina & the same resolution, but the iPod touch's screen is a bit different on the inside.  From straight ahead they look identical, but at an angle the iPhone's does better.  The iPod's is presumably cheaper.)  
  • 8GB as the only choice.  
  • Maybe a bit thinner, but looking pretty much like the iPhone 4.  
  • All that and it will be cheap.  $0 with a contract, and close to the iPod touch price without: $299.

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