With all the hubbub and rumors about the next iPhone, the question we constantly get asked here at Pocket-lint when the iPhone will be 5, and should I wait?
iPhone 5 Release Date
After rrumours circulating the Web, the next Apple iPhone expected to be announced and launched in October 2012 after the start of the next version of Apple’s iOS – iOS 6 – in June this year.
The current iPhone, the iPhone 4S, was on the 4th October 2011, going to pre-order only 3 days later, on 7 Announced in October. It finally went on sale in Britain, America, Japan, France and Germany on the 14th October – seven days later and in a lot of time to put it on your Christmas list.
Based on earlier iPhone release dates that have been met every year, we can expect the new iPhone, as we expected it to be called – do not notice the iPhone 5 – to about the same time to start.
The company used to the iPhone release in June on its WWDC in San Francisco but moved to October for the iPhone 4S, the newest iPhone in the range.
Should you wait?
Ask now that you have a rough idea if the iPhone could come out to be 5, the next question you have to, you should wait? Current rumors suggest that the iPhone 5 will have a larger wide-screen format, which means it could fit into the same size form factor as the iPhone 4S. It is also likely to get a faster processor and NFC technology, you have to pay for things with your mobile, although it is emphasized, nothing is confirmed.
If you were signed up for a two-year contract with the iPhone 4 at the moment in Britain, will be to renew your contract in June 2012. If you want satisfied with the phone, in the interest of another four months, you would probably be better to wait for the new iPhone 5 if you make sure you iPhone is the latest and greatest Apple smartphone.
If you have an iPhone 3G, which can be updated now, and want to stay on Apple, you might be better off spending for the iPhone 4S. This would on a 18-month contract mean you would be in the perfect position to upgrade to an iPhone 6, if Apple sticks with the 12-month release cycle, in 2013.
That may seem like a long way, but if you want to maximize your iPhone enjoyment, it is always better to plan ahead.