Print 70 comment(s) - last by hexxthalion.. on Jun 24 at 7:03 AM

The new iPhone is rumored to pack a dual core CPU, an 8 MP camera, and look somewhat like the iPhone 4. The fifth generation model is expected to launch in Sept. and is rumored to be named the "iPhone 4GS".  (Source: Google Images)

A "Retina Display" iPad is also reportedly incoming.  (Source: Apple)
Company struggles to stay competitive in the face of the Android army's onslaught

The pace of Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPhone launches has slowed, as June is expected to come and go with no new iPhone.  Though Apple fans have the new white iPhone and a new U.S. carrier -- Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) -- to comfort themselves with, analysts still pointed to the lack a new model as a major issue affecting the company's stock.

Still, the fifth generation iPhone (which some say will actually be named the iPhone 4GS, rather than the iPhone 5), codenamed "Telluride", will launch within three months according to Bloomberg.

The September iPhone will bring with it a new dual-core CPU, the same Apple A5 processor found in the iPad 2 (though it may be underclocked to conserve battery life).  Bloomberg contradicts previous reports saying its sources close to Apple are saying that their will be a 8 megapixel image sensor for the rear camera (previous reports suggested the phone would retain its 5 MP sensor).

The sources at Apple suggest that the phone will look a lot like the current iPhone.

Framington, Mass.-based research firm IDC says that despite introducing new models every year, Apple is having trouble keeping up with Google Inc.'s (GOOG) Android operating system and wealth of hardware partners.  It estimates that Apple will hold an 18.5 percent market share at the end of 2011, while Google will have 38.9 percent of the market -- over twice as much.  

The race between Android and the iPhone is increasingly looking like the 80s and 90s race between the Mac and the Windows PC -- and we all know how that turned out.  That's rough news for Apple, which currently gets half its revenue from the iPhone.

The launch of the fifth gen. iPhone will also correspond with the launch iOS 5.  One key advance in the new operating system will be the introduction of over-the-air (OTA) updates, a feature long supported by Android.  Other reports indicate that the new iPhone may grace the Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) or Deutsche Telekom AG's (DTE) T-Mobile network in the U.S.

In related news, Bloomberg also claimed that its sources delivered information on two other pending Apple gadgets.  One will be a low-priced, smaller version of the iPhone, based on the hardware of the iPhone 4.  That device will be aimed at developing countries -- an area where struggling Finnish phone maker Nokia Oyj. (HEL:NOK1V) has traditionally dominated.

A new iPad is also rumored to be coming, which uses a scaled up version of the "Retina Display" found in the iPhone 4.  The device would boost about a third higher screen resolution and would include a more responsive touch layer.

It is rumored that Apple is planning to bump up the launch of the sixth generation iPhone to Spring 2012.  Possibly named the "iPhone 5" (assuming the "iPhone 4 GS" rumor holds true), the phone is expected to deliver a major hardware update, along the lines of the update in the fourth generation.

DailyTech recently spoke to a former Apple executive who disclosed that the company is hoping to release iOS-powered LCD television sets sometime late this year or early next year, as well.

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: the iphone and ipad
By Tony Swash on 6/22/2011 7:59:03 PM , Rating: 1
I agree that the form is rude and not politically correct, but it's telling that you only protest the form, not the essence of my statement. The essence is: that liver DOES cost that much and you know it. Every single Apple stock holder knows it too, just watch Apple stock when Jobs leaves the helm. It won't be pretty sight then. Jobs is genius and no one can replace him at the helm. See? Now I said exact same thing but in a politically correct form :)))

I didn't reply on your content becuase it was presented in a shabby way that was beneath you. Raise your game.

I am sure the stock might take a hit should Steve Jobs depart the helm. So what? Yes Jobs is head and shoulders above everyone else in the industry and will be missed. But what he clearly wants to do, and if anybody can he can, is build an Apple in his image that can prosper without him. Whether he has succeeded time will tell. Personally I think Apple have only just got going, their biggest achievements are still to come.

RE: the iphone and ipad
By spread on 6/22/2011 10:46:18 PM , Rating: 2
As a CEO he is very effective. He built Pixar while he was absent from Apple and while they took a nosedive he also built NeXT computers.

Apple was begging to have him back because the CEO was shit. He's been there ever since. He built the company from nothing to one of the largest and most prosperous companies in existence. From nothing. Selling those crappy little Apple I and IIs in a garage.

I mean look at this piece of crap:

He took that and made it a success. That.

RE: the iphone and ipad
By Pirks on 6/22/2011 11:05:32 PM , Rating: 1
Yeah RDF is strong with him. When he leaves, the RDF goes with him and how Apple is gonna sell its shit without it? I dunno...

"DailyTech is the best kept secret on the Internet." -- Larry Barber

Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki