There’s no word on availability in the U.S. besides an expected summer launch, or any details on pricing and carriers. But since we know the specs, here’s how the Galaxy S III stacks up against the competition.
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The move suggests that the Cupertino, Calif.-based company is trying to make its popular smartphone more appealing amid intensifying competition from rival Samsung Electronics Co. of South Korea. Samsung, which became the world’s biggest cell phone maker in the first quarter, recently unveiled its new flagship smartphone with a 4.8-inch display, one of the largest smartphone screens.
Apple’s iPhone 4S is the number-one selling handset at the nation’s three largest network operators, outselling all other smartphones combined.
The Apple iPhone 4S is the undisputed smartphone champ, according to data collected by Canaccord Genuity. The firm examined individual handset sales across the top four wireless network operators in the U.S. between December 2011 and March 2012. The iPhone leads at AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, although not at T-Mobile USA, where it isn’t available.
Siri? iCloud? Bug? How can the next iPhone avoid the much-publicized battery life problem reportedly (and still) plaguing the iPhone 4S.
Rumors this week talked about the iPhone 5 release date and features. From dual-core to quad-core CPU to larger screen and new design, of course, it is still the same old cycle of rumors circulating on the internet claiming that Apple’s iPhone 5 will be the biggest and the most aggressive iPhone yet.
It would be an understatement to say that this years’ iPhone rumors go a little out of hand. It seemed like the headlines of every morning were filled with “iPhone 5 to (fill in the blank) …” and tidbits of information that didn’t match up with the information given by a “source familiar with the matter” from days before.
After eighteen months of mountains of conflicting, far-fetched rumors, Apple took the stage in Cupertino and talked mostly about major updates to their software before quickly touching on their slightly redesigned iPhone 4S. There was no iPhone 5, no larger display, no teardrop design overhaul and a lot of upset consumers and journos (myself included).
Nonetheless, iPhone 5 rumors keep rolling in. Business Insider has been told by an “industry source that has been right about future Apple products in the past” that “the ‘iPhone 5′ – or at least, a fully redesigned iPhone – was real and it was scrapped only months before the iPhone 4S was announced.” As it stands, Business Insider was unable to confirm this claim and suggests we all take it with a “fat dose of salt.”
For the iPhone 5, it’s a matter of release date, now up in the air after so many years of iPhone launch windows having been predictable. For the iPhone 4S, the supposed “battery bug” is at the center of attention. And for the iPad 3, rather predictably arriving in March, the vital question becomes whether its screen can be upgraded to the same Retina Display quality which the smaller iPhone has offered for nearly a year and a half.
iPhone 5 release date: Until this year, Apple had launched a new iPhone generation every summer since 2007. All bets are off now, as the iPhone 4S arrived in October after evidence had pointed all year to the iPhone 5 arriving this year instead. So now the generational spread and the launch timeframe are out the window. Apple could give the 4S a full year and save the iPhone 5 release date for next October. Or it could restore the summer launch window by moving the iPhone 5 to a WWDC 2012 arrival. Or, if the current strong iPhone 4S sales don’t hold up so well after the holidays, it could release the iPhone 5 as soon as next spring. As we said, all bets are off. In any case, expect the iPhone 4S to stick around in the iPhone 5 era. Speaking of the iPhone 4S…
So pompously announced, so eagerly awaited, it is finally here. Everything expected from a company that has recently really been an innovator, and one of the currently most powerful corporations in the world. iPhone 5, cheaper version of the iPhone, new iPods and everything spinning their heads in love with Apple, and tell the truth those who do not like them so much. What do we get from all this?