2. The Iphone is a factor making markets go higher is a pathetic but true factor as Apple is in a head to head race with Rockefellers Exxon to be the No 1 stock on this planet. After delaying the Iphone 5 now for 4 months they could not come up with a little facelifted version they need to keep the hype alive. One part of that is a bigger screen besides the usual stuff like a double-core chip, rather 1 GB RAM and a better camera ,the other will be the IOS 5 version which should come up with voice command at a new level to set again a new standard. Since the Iphone 1 I have not bought a new one but I am planning for a new version but more screen space is one dealbreaker for me and a screen which can be used in sunlight. Anyway the hype will be established again and Apple might break through the 400 as the IPAD has no real competition yet as they come almost all with the same price point which is pathetic. HP sold out the HP touch within a day at 99 ( 200 Dollar loss per unit) – thats the way to go make them cheaper price is the only way against Steve. The real introduction will be in October – so fr its just little leaks and plenty of rumor but just by common sense one can assume rather a big change factor inside and outside.
NYT: Apple ‘just weeks away’ from announcing ‘fairly different’ iPhone 5
By Josh Ong
Published: 08:26 PM EST (05:26 PM PST)
Apple is “just weeks away” from announcing a fifth-generation iPhone that will be fairly different from the iPhone 4, both on the inside and outside, according to a new report.
“We’re just weeks away from the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 5, according to an Apple employee who asked not to be named because he was not allowed to speak publicly for the company,” Nick Bilton wrote in a report for The New York Times.
His sources within Apple also said case designs that recently surfaced online “seemed potentially authentic.” The designs, which were quickly taken down, depicted a next-generation iPhone with curved sides, a flat back, and a mute switch moved to the right side of the handset.
According to an Apple engineer “familiar with the new iPhone,” the company’s next handset will be “fairly different” from the previous generation. The source also confirmed the widely-held belief that the device will sport an 8-megapixel camera and the faster A5 processor currently found in the iPad 2.
Bilton also reiterated his earlier report that cited “two people with knowledge of the inner workings of Apple’s next-generation iPhones” as saying either the fifth- or sixth-generation iPhone will include a near-field communication chip from Qualcomm, possibly to add mobile payment functionality.