Bloomberg jumps on board with the rumours: “new iPhone in September”

Ian Hardy

June 22, 2011 9:02am


Backing up rumours of Apple’s fifth-generation iPhone is Bloomberg stating that “two people familiar with the plans” say it’ll be announced in September. The report also notes that the new iPhone “will closely resemble the iPhone 4″ and will have an A5 processor, run iOS 5 and an 8 megapixel camera, up from the 5 megapixel camera it has now. This has all been generally stated over the past several months.

“Apple Inc. plans to introduce a new iPhone in September that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera, according to two people familiar with the plans. The device will include the A5 processor, the more powerful chip that Apple added to the iPad 2 earlier this year, along with an 8-megapixel camera, up from the 5-megapixel model in the iPhone 4, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t public.”

Bloomberg also brought back the rumours of Apple making a smaller, “cheaper version” of the iPhone that’s specifically for developing countries. The specs are apparently similar to what we now see in the iPhone 4. This brings back memories of when Apple’s Tim Cook stated the iPhone is not “just for the rich,” but “for everyone”.

Finally, Bloomberg is reporting the next iPad will have a more responsive touchscreen that will be higher res by a third, compared to the iPad 2.

Source: Bloomberg
Via: 9to5mac

  • MXM4K

    The phone could have a hex 6 core processor and blow any intel cheap out of the water, and I still wouldn’t buy an iPhone. It’s not a bad phone by any means, but it’s certainly overpriced.

    Plus I enjoy doing relatively basic computing with my phone, like accessing a standard file system.

    Same goes for the iPad. Plus I pity the people who just bought the iPad 2 just to have the latest and greatest. I wonder how many would be silly enough to drop yet another $500+ on a new iPad in the same year.

    • Rio

      “Relatively basic computing”

      Dont mean to be defending the iPhone here but if you noticed thats the point of the iPhone.

      That is what people are complaining about, the fact that you cant do ‘more’ with it. lol

      What do ya need access to the file system for?

    • TP

      Any tablets including iPad are supposed to be made to consume contents.
      If you are more interested in productivity, you better just get a laptop.
      I’d buy a laptop anyday for myself, but for someone who’d like to just browse web,

    • TP

      * dumb comment system*

      Any tablets including iPad are supposed to be made to consume contents.
      If you are more interested in productivity, you better just get a laptop.
      I’d buy a laptop anyday for myself, but for someone who’d like to just browse web, check emails, enjoy music/movies..tablets are much better and easier experience than laptops.
      I carry around a laptop for work, have a desktop at home, had a netbook 6 months ago for my personal carry-around purpose……had to sell it back after mediocre experience for 6 months.
      Moreover, Android tablets are not that great at this point compared to iPad, due to the lack of software/apps.
      It may change over time, but right now Android tablets are more geek-friendly in my eyes, and much less content to enjoy, at least for now.
      I’m not an apple fan. I enjoy my Nexus S and I’m not too fond of Apple’s product culture and price policy..but there’s a reason one single product (iphone) is having #2 or #3 market share (can’t remember exactly).

  • Uninvited Guest

    Another earth shattering innovation from Apple.

    /s

    • Rio

      You mean ‘Magical’ :P

  • Terry

    All I care is if it’ll work on T-mobile/Wind/Mobilicity.

    I really hope it does, then my GF would saved like 60 a month. lol

    • Suave

      But she would pay $700 upfront and get terrible customer service and coverage. Just get a retention plan from one of the big three and you will be way better off.

    • Terry

      I personally have had zero issues with customer service, billing or anything with Wind.
      I have not dealt with Mobilicity.
      And in one year, Wind’s $35 plan (25+10) would save the cost of the phone as oppose to being on Rogers.

      Course this all means nothing if the Iphone doesn’t even work with Wind/Mobi’s frequencies.

      Also I live in Ottawa, and I guess Wind is better in Ottawa than it is in Toronto, at least data wise.

    • Suave

      Just wait till you have an issue. I had Wind and they are the worst I have ever ever dealt with for coverage and customer service… And I was with Rogers for 12 years so that says a lot. I don’t know about Ottawa but Calgary is no good.

  • caplin

    If this works on AWS, Wind and Mobilicity can expect a SURGE in new activations. the Iphone is the cash cow for robellus and has been diverting sheep from the new entrants.

    • Common Sense

      Amen to that!

  • Mark

    Does WIND really have bad coverage in Toronto? I’m thinking of switching from ROGERS to WIND when my iPhone contract is up in September.

    I don’t care too much about customer serivce, Rogers is non-existent as far as I’m concerned.

  • Saffant

    If only we cud get the iPhone’s aesthetics… and the Android OS.. man that’d be amazing.

  • EmperumanV

    I still wouldn’t dish out $700 or more for an iPhone. I’m sure the iPhone 4 will drop by 5 % if not 10% in price when the new iPhone is launched. You’ll also have people lining up to buy one or a few and then selling them at ridiculous amounts. Tut tut.

    I’m happy with my dual core Android device thank you very much :) Yay SGS II :)

  • Alpha

    Call me when Apple makes a real phone. Everyone who has an iPhone knows that it’s not for making phone calls.

    • Andy C

      your probably holding it wrong…

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