iPhone 5 release nears, more leaked news suggests pricing and specs
Apple’s highly anticipated “Let’s Talk iPhone” event is set for tomorrow and new leaked news have pretty much confirmed a two phone launch and also the prices and specifications for the iPhone 5.
The iPhone rumor mill began churning when The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) released screen shots of the Apple iPhone prices and specifications from the Cincinnati Bell website. One of these screen shots has the iPhone 5 name printed over a placeholder for a photo (which is currently blank) and under the name you can see the specifications which include an 8 megapixel camera, a 4 inch screen and 4G connectivity. Along with the storage capacity there is a figure of $639.99 as a suggested price for the new phone. It is also being rumored that the new iPhone will come with a newly designed processor.
Along with the news for the iPhone 5, TUAW also revealed another screen shot of the Cincinnati Bell Website which had the name iPhone 4S written on it, a reminder to all that this phone is supposedly a budget friendly smartphone which is to be revealed as a competitor to the low priced Android phones available nowadays. TUAW has the 16 GB iPhone 4S listed with a price of $99.99; the specs include a 5 mega pixel camera, 3.5 inch screen and an A5 processor.
A month ago it was reported that the production line at Apple production partner, Foxconn Technology had sprang into overdrive and that it was producing a reported 150,000 iPhones each day. DigiTimes, a Taiwanese website also reported that touch-panel maker TPK Holding Co. Ltd., lens maker Largan Precision Co. Ltd, reinforced glass supplier G-Tech Optoelectronics Corp., and battery vendors Simplo Technology Co. Ltd. and DynaPack Corp were all working with full force to complete the iPhone orders for a launch this month.
iPhone 5 shipments in the supply chain are expected to be just over five to six million units this month. The supplies will top at 22 million units in the last quarter of 2011 as suppliers will ship lesser amounts of the iPhone 4 and other CDMA enabled versions of the iPhone in this time frame. DigiTimes also reported that Pegatron Technologies received some 15 percent of the total iPhone orders but most probably it wouldn’t begin shipping till the start of 2012.
Bloomberg reported last month that the German cellular operator Deutsche Telekom is already accepting reservations for the iPhone 5 and customers who book an iPhone 5 will get a coupon.