iPhone 4S or iPhone 5? Apple Releases News Today!
Expecting the launch of a new device today from Apple, fanboys & girls around the world are highly anticipating the news that will come from Apple’s Cupertino campus event today @ 1PM EST. But will the hardware live up to the hype and set the tone for continued Android market competition?
Yes, we’ve already heard about iOS5, now I want to see a device from the future!
Well, it might not be that forward thinking. Most reports are showing that the iPhone 4S will be released and it will look pretty much like the iPhone 4 with some advancements in basic components, such as upgraded camera sensor, antenna, and processor (iffy). With any luck, it will at least ship with the ability to record 1080p video. But while the phone won’t be breaking new ground in its design, it doesn’t have to. The iPhone’s design is already iconic and sticking with a similar look for now will allow an iOS spotlight until the iPhone 5 mixes it up next year.
No, the iPhone 4S is basically the iPhone 4. Boo.
Well, no one will know for certain until 1PM EST today, but don’t get too discouraged. Some of the less splashy hardware additions will actually work quite swimmingly with iOS5′s new features. And this almost certainly means a drop in price for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G models. And remember, right now, the iOS5 release needs to be the big star. The majority of the market cares more about the OS than the hardware. Most baby boomers aren’t even sure really what a processor does, but email formatting and full-text searches, split keyboard and an easy to use notification area, this is the phone in many cases. The weight of that extra “S” will be enough to sell devotees, and the pricing drops on the older models will further Apple’s market penetration.