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Dual core is in store, and maybe more

Apple, Inc. (AAPL) made the interesting decision of pushing its standard iPhone launch back from June to September -- a three month delay.  Fans of the Cupertino, California gadget maker did receive some consolation with the release of a CDMA-capable iPhone on Verizon Communications, Inc.'s (VZ) network in February and the release of white iPhones at the end of April. 

However, the delay was also costly for Apple, which had already fallen behind Google Inc.'s rival Android OS in U.S. and worldwide sales.  

But the painful wait may finally almost be over for Apple's remaining fans.  A few months ahead of launch 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that final testing stage iPhone 5 hardware (dubbed the "AP" stage within Apple) is making the rounds.

According to the site's sources, 3G FaceTime on Verizon still isn't a done deal by any means.  If you recall, the iPhone 4 CDMA version was unable to accept video calls using Apple's FaceTime software.  Verizon reportedly was concerned about the software's high data demands.

Even if 3G is agreed upon, it seems extremely unlikely that Verizon customers will get 4G video chat -- a much hoped for feature.  Reportedly, Verizon is also trying to work out issues with its promised over-the-air updates scheme for the iPhone 5.  OTA updates may not begin until Fall 2011. 

The recently released iOS 5.0 SDK revealed two new iPhone hardware versions, the "N94" and "N93".  The N94 reportedly packs a GSM and a CDMA chip.  It also packs the dual-core A5 ARMv7 CPU found in the iPad 2.

It is unclear what the N93 is, but some (including 9 to 5 Mac) suggest that it may be a model destined for the Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) or Deutsche Telekom AG's (DTE) T-Mobile network in the U.S.

Based on the iOS 5.0 SDK it also appears that the rear-facing camera will stay at a resolution 5 megapixels, and not receive the bump to 8.0 megapixels that some Apple fans were hoping for.  We're guessing that won't stop most of those fans from buying iPhone 5s, though.



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RE: iPhone 4S?
By Smartless on 6/13/2011 3:30:14 PM , Rating: 2
It's kinda funny how secretive they are about releases. I remember about 20 years ago walking by Intel's research center and their building basically "looked" open to the public. Where as walking by Nike they had 15' high walls with security guards. I wonder who's better at keeping secretes now, Apple or the CIA.


RE: iPhone 4S?
By name99 on 6/13/11, Rating: -1
RE: iPhone 4S?
By invidious on 6/13/2011 10:56:16 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
I mean, all they have is pretty much the most successful company in the world
If by pretty much you mean not at all

2010 Fortune rankings
Rank, Company, Revenues($ millions), Profits($ millions)
1 Wal-Mart Stores 408,214 14,335
36 Microsoft 58,437 14,569
38 Dell 52,902 1,433
56 Apple 36,537 5,704

I like my iPhone a lot, but Apple is far far far from the most successful company in the world. Not when it comes to revenue, profits, or market share. Maybe you are the "smartless" one?


RE: iPhone 4S?
By invidious on 6/13/2011 10:58:24 PM , Rating: 2
oh and google, didn't see them at first because they aren't in the top 100

102 Google 23,650.6 6,520.4


RE: iPhone 4S?
By Dark Legion on 6/14/2011 12:32:27 AM , Rating: 2
And yet they still have higher profits than the company that sells overpriced crap. How exactly was Google a good example for your point?


RE: iPhone 4S?
By messele on 6/14/2011 2:19:41 AM , Rating: 2
Because they make money selling your information that you willingly give them for free. That is why their net profit percentage is so high.


RE: iPhone 4S?
By Smilin on 6/14/2011 9:17:50 AM , Rating: 1
Sorry but I love truth more than I hate Apple.

Those are dated numbers sir. Apple has now surpassed Microsoft.

How you manage to call a company unsuccessful by showing their place in the Fortune 100 is beyond me. Your head should implode from doing that.


RE: iPhone 4S?
By Dug on 6/14/2011 1:00:24 PM , Rating: 2
Old numbers. And there's a few more things to consider than that, like cash in the bank (over 51 billion) Total worth over 300 billion. 6 times the worth of Facebook. Only one other company can claim that, and that's Exxon. So yes I would put them as the most successful company in the world as they have also done that in a shorter period of time than any one else. And my numbers are old too. (Back from January).


RE: iPhone 4S?
By Master Kenobi (blog) on 6/13/2011 6:24:43 PM , Rating: 2
The CIA.


"People Don't Respect Confidentiality in This Industry" -- Sony Computer Entertainment of America President and CEO Jack Tretton














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