iPhone 5 Announcement 'Just Weeks Away'

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    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".
    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.
    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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  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    It doesn't take a genius to figure out that its weeks away.
     
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    Give Nick a cookie!!
     
  5. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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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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    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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    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?
     
  8. RafaelT macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  9. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Well yeah. Wonder what they're waiting for. I suspect Jobs' departure put a wrinkle in things.
     
  10. rman726 macrumors 6502

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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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  13. touchmonkey macrumors 6502

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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
     
  14. rman726 macrumors 6502

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    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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    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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    " an iPhone 4-like refresh focusing on internal upgrades, or perhaps both." Shouldn't that be "an iPhone 3GS-like upgrade"
     
  19. shanmugam macrumors 68020

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    Very clever

    "just weeks away"

    stop the press, announce the damn thing already :D
     
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    This is by far the dumbest iPhone 5 rumor yet.
     
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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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    Also weeks away to ;)
     

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