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Apple iPhone 5 release may have Google Android competition

iphone5080911_optBY BOB HOLT

Reports from a facility in China that produces Apple products are indicating that the iPhone 5 is being set for production.

The 9to5Mac site reports that production of the iPhone 4S production began in earnest about late spring 2011, and the device launched in October. Allowing the same lead time would bring an iPhone 5 release in the summer, or perhaps by the Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

Beginning with the initial iPhone release in 2007, Apple began a pattern of launching its iPhones in the summer, which was broken with the release of the iPhone 4S in October 2011. That change has brought on considerable speculation about the date the iPhone 5 would become available.

Reports are saying the iPhone 5 will have a 4-inch display, and will be symmetrical in thickness, as opposed to previous rumors of it being in a teardrop shape. The phones are also expected to be longer and wider. None of the prototypes are said to be in final form.


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But PC World believes that Apple won’t be in any hurry to launch the iPhone 5, especially after recording their enormous earnings report. They say the company risks alienating their fans if they release the new device less than ten months after putting out the iPhone4S. PC World believes the company would only release the phone early to provide support for 4G LTE networks.

Apple will be facing competition from the Google Androids and the upcoming Windows 8 system this year, and may be ready to make changes to its product. According to the Christian Science Monitor, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch screen.

Comments (4)
4 Friday, 27 January 2012 13:00
There is no better system than the iOS. Apple puts out a way better product than any android could ever hope to!!!!
3 Friday, 27 January 2012 03:38
Duck Tape
I hope the device on the image shown has no similarity to the actual iPhone5! Otherwise, this would mean a step back to the old ugly iPhone3 design. Then good night Apple :-)
2 Thursday, 26 January 2012 23:22
alyssa D
the rumor mill is saying this fall october/november - most likely no sooner.. we can only hope it's true though:] no EXACT date has been released.
1 Thursday, 26 January 2012 21:29
what date will people know when the iPhone 5 really comes out ?!

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