Sunday, July 29, 2012

Possible Fourth Quarter Launch Of iPhone 5

iPhone 5
iPhone 5

A fourth quarter launch of the iPhone 5 is possible basing on what the chief financial officer of Verizon said during the quarterly conference of the mobile service provider.

Fran Shammo, CFO of Verizon, reportedly confirmed that the next iPhone, which is widely referred to as the iPhone 5, will be launched by Apple in the fourth quarter of the year. The upcoming device is expected to come with a bigger screen display, new design, and 4G LTE support.

Numerous reports have emerged in connection to the iPhone 5 although it has yet to be officially announced by Apple. Recent reports have even indicated that a number of cases for the next-generation iPhone have already been posted on China-based retail sites although these came with a note that the design of the cases may not be compatible with the design of the iPhone 5.

Releasing the iPhone 5 prior to the holiday shopping season will prove to be a gold mine for Apple along with its mobile partners as shown through the iPhone 4S, which was released into the market before the start of the holiday season. With the addition of 4G LTE connectivity on the next iPhone, the smartphone will join a host of Android-powered and Windows Phone-powered devices that are already offering this rather fast connectivity option.

The iPhone of Apple has proven to be a good seller for mobile service providers with Verizon selling around 2.7 million units for the quarter, according to Shammo. Most of the sales were for the iPhone 4S although it also included a number of iPhone 4 units.

Earlier reports have also indicated that the production of the iPhone 5 has already increased and will reach its full production level by September.

With the upcoming release of the iPhone 5, a number of industry watchers are expecting Apple to continue its dominance in the mobile device market.

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