Expecting Apple to unveil the iPhone 5? You may in for a disappointment, according to various reports.
New evidence and speculation points to the existence of an iPhone 4S, rather than the iPhone 5 many people are expecting. The most recent iTunes developer beta includes several references to a CDMA iPhone 4S, according to 9to5mac. Apple’s inventory system contains references to an iPhone 4S as well, under the codename “N94AP.”
This story only gets more intriguing, though. Macrumors points out that the iPhone 4S reference has been in the iTunes beta since late August. And a Gizmodo report obtained pictures of what it believes to be a cheaper model of the iPhone 4, codename “N90A.”
So where does this leave the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S? Once again, these rumors show that nobody actually knows what Apple is planning. Several of our sources are certain that Apple will only release an iPhone 4S, while a few others think Apple will be rolling out an upgraded iPhone 4 and an iPhone 5 next week. Nobody can agree on what Apple plans to unveil on Tuesday.
But here’s something to consider: a whopping 86% of Mashable‘s readers think that Apple will be releasing the iPhone 5 on Tuesday. Anything less than that is likely to be seen as a disappointment. Regardless, we expect the new iPhone to sport an 8MP camera, the faster Apple A5 processor and a voice-based “Assistant” feature based on its 2009 Siri acquisition.
Would you be disappointed if Apple released an iPhone 4S instead of an iPhone 5? What features do you want to see the most in a new Apple phone? Let us know in the comments.
Bonus: What an iPhone 5 Could Look Like
Polish students designed this beauty, going with the curved back look. Found on VeteranGeek.
iPhone News Blog
This early mockup extrapolates from the current iPhone 4 design. It's a clean design -- one we'd be happy to slip into a pocket. Found on the German iPhone News Blog.
Called the "Size Zero iPhone 5," Antonello Falcon's flight of fancy has a 4.6-inch screen, curved glass edges, a thin 8.4mm cross-section and a soft-touch Home button. Perhaps this is more akin to an iPhone 6. Found on VeteranGeek.
This is My Next
This mockup from ThisIsMyNext has been floating around for a while, but it latched on early to the teardrop-shaped cross-section and larger screen.