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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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iPhone 5 Announcement 'Just Weeks Away'







The New York Times' Nick Bilton weighs in during the lead-up to the iPhone 5 introduction, unsurprisingly noting that an announcement is "just weeks away".
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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.
The report goes on to reference the Case-Mate cases that briefly appeared today, sharing that the design is very similar to what has been described by anonymous Apple employees.
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From descriptions I've heard of the new iPhone from Apple employees, the images seemed potentially authentic.
There has been considerable debate for months now about whether the iPhone 5 will represent a truly updated form factor, an iPhone 4-like refresh focusing on internal upgrades, or perhaps both.

Bilton echoes a number of previous claims that the next-generation iPhone will receive an upgraded 8-megapixel camera, up from 5 megapixels in the iPhone 4. Also mentioned is the possibility of near-field communication (NFC) technology for payments, a topic Bilton addressed earlier this year, but it is apparently still unclear whether NFC will arrive in the iPhone 5 or iPhone 6. More recent claims have suggested that the iPhone 5 will not offer NFC capabilities.

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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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It doesn't take a genius to figure out that its weeks away.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:29 PM   #3
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It's been weeks away for weeks away now.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:29 PM   #4
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:30 PM   #5
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Just wait... The iPhone 4 will be released for Sprint, then we'll wait because it's too soon to release the 5 and we'll make the Sprint iPhoners feel bad!
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:30 PM   #6
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They sure go out on a limb, eh?

They also let us know NFC may or may not be included. What a bold statement.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:30 PM   #7
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Really?
This just in, the iPhone 5 may have phone functionality. If he doesn't have a date, why on earth should the paper publish him? And why should we waste ours time reading what he writes?
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:32 PM   #8
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I am going to email the Times right now and tell them I have info that indicates the iPhone will sell millions of units. Will they publish me also?
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:32 PM   #9
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Well yeah. Wonder what they're waiting for. I suspect Jobs' departure put a wrinkle in things.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:33 PM   #10
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Hey guys. I'm here to report that not only is the iPhone 5 announcement weeks away, but the iPhone 5 is actually going to be on sale about a month! I can't tell you guys who my source is, but trust me, it's coming soon!!!
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:33 PM   #11
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WEEKS?!?!?
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:33 PM   #12
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Iphone 6 is just a year and months away!
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:34 PM   #13
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Just a little while longer...
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:34 PM   #14
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"seemed potentially authentic"
going out on a limb there, Lou
not sure what wild-assed theory that phrase wouldn't apply to
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:34 PM   #15
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They sure go out on a limb, eh?

They also let us know NFC may or may not be included. What a bold statement.
Don't take my word for it, but I'm pretty sure LTE may or may not be included in the iPhone 5 as well.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:38 PM   #16
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Well yeah. Wonder what they're waiting for. I suspect Jobs' departure put a wrinkle in things.
I actually think that Jobs' departure was timed exactly so that there would be sufficient gap between his departure and the new phone so that the messages werwent confused in the press (i.e. noise from his resignation drowned out noise from the launch).
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Cannot wait.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:39 PM   #18
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"Just weeks away"

im done
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:41 PM   #19
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" an iPhone 4-like refresh focusing on internal upgrades, or perhaps both." Shouldn't that be "an iPhone 3GS-like upgrade"
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:42 PM   #20
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Very clever

"just weeks away"

stop the press, announce the damn thing already
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This is by far the dumbest iPhone 5 rumor yet.
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:43 PM   #22
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But how many weeks?
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:44 PM   #23
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if Oct 10th iOS 5 release rumor is

accurate then, the event invite will be next week and the event is the following week...

and all these rumors and date shifting, hmmm
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:44 PM   #24
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Also weeks away to
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Old Sep 15, 2011, 07:45 PM   #25
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I don't think this necessarily means an announcement can't come within the next week. My wife's 3GS is toasty though (my 4 is great), and I keep telling her to wait wait wait so hopefully soon.
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