Yet another 6 rumours about the iPhone 5 and iPad 3

23 June 2011

Bitterwallet - upgrade to iOS5You can't move for blogs wetting themselves about what Apple may or may not launch next. One story will contradict another, rumour is spun into facts, and all of it feeds an endless cacophony of bedroom pundits.

Since Bitterwallet works from a bunker, not a bedroom, we rise about the nonsense and speculation and choose only to report hard facts. Nah, not really. Here's some more whispering about the iPhone 5 and iPad 3, but since it's prestigious news organisation Bloomberg playing chief rumourmonger, it's probably more trustworthy than most. Or not, probably:

• The new handset will be announced in September to coincide with the launch of Apple's new mobile operating system, iOs5

• iPhone 5 will include the A5 processor, the same that Apple added to the iPad 2

• The 5 megapixel camera currently found in the iPhone 4 will be replaced with an 8 megapixel camera

• The new iPhone will closely resemble the iPhone 4

• Apple is also working a cheaper version of the iPhone to attract customers in developing countries

• The screen resolution on Apple’s new iPad will be about a third more than that of the iPad 2

One final comment that the features includes a quote from its sources: "As Apple upgrades its mobile operating system it may eventually stop guaranteeing that all iOS apps run on older models, such as the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS." Since iOS 4 robbed the perfectly capable iPhone 3G of its functionality, that seems to be a given. But that Apple might simply shrug its shoulders and stop providing any support to the 3GS - a two year old handset that is still been sold now - that's a move that might upset plenty of customers, and rightly so.

[Bloomberg]

TOPICS:   Mobile   Technology

6 comments

  • Dick
    > Apple is also working a cheaper version of the iPhone to attract customers in developing countries Well that has scotched the rumours that Steve Jobs doesn't care about the UK.
  • Stu
    WOW poor reading comprehension or what? how did you get - "But that Apple might simply shrug its shoulders and stop providing any support to the 3GS – a two year old handset that is still been sold now – that’s a move that might upset plenty of customers, and rightly so." from a statement taht they may stop insisting that ALLL apps run on the older hardware? all it means is a game company will be allowed to release an app that is so hardware intensive that it will only work on the newer models! NOTHING from Apple or even a 'source'(cough) that says anything about Apple stopping providing ANY support to the 3gS.
  • gof r.
    Stu - no way will Apple support a phone that is two years and three generations old. It's not in their nature. Anyway the iPhone 3GS sucks ass compared to the current set of smartphones, really with the way technology is moving on it is so antiquated, and iOS 5 will run like a dog on it.
  • faz
    Gof, although the 3GS is now a bit old compared to newer smartphones, most mobile companies only provide a 2 year contract on them. It had only been out a few months when I got one last Christmas (2009), so I've still got 6 months to go on it. If support is pulled on it, I'll not be a happy bunny. It already runs shit on iOS4, and the battery life on it is absolutely appalling now. As a toy, it's been really good; as a phone, however, it's been complete pish.
  • JonathanCR
    Why does it matter if not all new apps run on the older phones? This is already the case with the even older ones, and it's not such a big deal. There are quite a lot of apps that won't run on my iPod touch, because it is first generation and therefore is running iOS 3.1.3. It can't handle iOS 4, let alone the forthcoming 5. But so what? It's hardly useless. It still runs most apps and works just as well as it did when it was shiny and new. I don't think it's at all unreasonable to suppose that a device that's more than a couple of years old isn't going to be able to run the most recent operating system and those apps that require it. The mistake is to think that this renders a device useless, because it obviously doesn't.
  • 1KG
    * bean

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