For those of you who were pining your hopes on hearing about the iPhone 5 features this WWDC 2012, the chances have become quite lessened now with the report by BGR about the leaked Verizon roadmap. The iPhone 5 release date, according to the roadmap could probably be fall next year. Of course, that’s purely based off Verizon’s report, so there’s no saying when the actual date of release could be.
But then again, Verizon has always been the leader (or at least one of the leading carriers) for the iPhone in the US.In other news, the Samsung Galaxy S3 release date also looks to have been almost confirmed. That would be this summer. Again, following the report, we find that the Samsung Galaxy S3 would come out during the summer, not making a competition with Apple, instead choosing some other Android models of its time.
While Samsung Galaxy S III is the smartphone which almost the whole world awaits, there are other smartphones too which could probably rule the roost in the market. Verizon has probably chosen well here.
Take for instance this point: “…there are “multiple” Motorola RAZR models due to hit Verizon in the coming months, one of which will most likely be the Motorola RAZR HD (or a name similar to that) with a larger and clearer display.” – BGR.com
However, HTC is looking to make a stronger comeback and Verizon probably has some help coming from it. While the HTC One series is being promoted well (after HTC publicly announced that iPhone sales has completely taken over HTC’s profits), another HTC offering, which would compete with Samsung’s Galaxy Note – with features like 5-inch 1080p HD display, quad-core CPU, GPU and a stylus – could probably come out with the Verizon service.
All said and done, we will still have to wait sometime before we begin to see the S III, or the HTC smartphone or even the RAZR HD series. But all of these are going to decide how iPhone 4S sales later this year will be affected. While there’s been no considerable shift in the number of purchases of iPhone 4S, as more and more Android smarties appear, it might have some impact on iPhone 4S.