There was a lot of disappointment for fans and media outlets alike, There were moments of brilliance during Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook’s keynote but overall the event fizzed out in the hardware segment.
For starters there is no iphone 5 yet, just a beefed up iphone 4S with A5 dual core processor and 8MP camera. Both these improvements were on expected lines to keep up with the competition.
The iphone 4S will be available in three variants of 16GB , 32GB and 64GB. They will be available in both black and white from October 14 and preorders open on October 7. The pricing for the iPhone 4S 16GB is $199 , 32GB – $299 and 64GB – $399. All with a two year contract.
Apple iphone 4 will have only 8GB and will be available for $99. And there will be no 16GB iphone 4 avialble in market. Meanwhile iphone 3GS will continue to be available and will be free with a 2 year contract.
All the above devices will run iOS 5, which brings some exciting features like Siri Voice control which was the highlight of the event.
The rumour is that Apple has started shipping few iPhone 4’s with A5 dual core processor to many Big Game Developers. This could very well the precursor to the next major iPhone version in the near future. But what makes it more intriguing is that phone shipped to developers is almost same as the iPhone 4 in terms of looks. The difference is in the processor, Memory and the 8 MP camera.
Meanwhile there are also rumors of a white iPhone with TMobile USA 3G version. But it very well could be just pictures of TMobile UK iPhone, which is more probable.
It raises the question if we will have a iPhone 5 or a iPhone 4S very soon?
Well it is one of the puzzles associated with iPhone 4, where Apple stopped its white iPhone after promising to release it along with the Black version. It is rumored that there were reception (more than the black) due to the white paint blocking the Radio signal and Deterioration of the paint due to heat.
But after the iPad 2 launch, everyone was confident that apple indeed will go back to launching the white version of its flagship product. But now one wonders whether there will be a major rejig of the back panel of the White iPhone? Will it be same as Black iPhone with a different white paint? or will be Aluminium as with iPad 2 ?. If no major change , it makes it more strange that Apple had taken this long to find the proper mix.
But lets not confuse us to much, based on the rumors the new white iPhone could well be coming out as early as next month.. or maybe its white version iPhone 5/whatever is next version.