Next iPhone rumored to launch in May

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  1. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    Next iPhone to be launched no later than early May 2010 ?

    The well known French magazine Challenge trough the writtings of its editor in Chief announced today in this article that, according to mobile operators sources, the next generation of the iPhone, the Fourth, will arrive no later than May 2010.

    If confirmed, this will be a change compared to the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS both released end of June / early July of previous years.

    This is the second rumour in a row today coming from France after the second in command for France Telecom announcing that the iTablet from Apple is a reality and that it will integrate a webcam and e able to communicate through 3G networks, see it here..

    Here are some extracts and translations for our english readers :

    Title of the article : "Apple va lancer un nouvel iPhone en mai" aka. "Apple to launch a new iPhone in May"

    Header : "Il s'agit de la quatrième mouture en trois ans du célèbre smartphone lancé le 29 juin 2007 aux Etats-Unis. Un moyen de contrer l'offensive de Google." aka "It will be the fourth version of the well known smartphone launch on the 29th of June 2007. A way to counter the Google attack"

    Extract : "APPLE lancera, au début du mois de mai 2010, une nouvelle version de son iPhone, a-t-on appris auprès de plusieurs opérateurs de téléphonie mobile" aka ""Apple will launch, in early may 2010, a new version of its iPhone, as we heard from some mobile operators."


    http://www.iphon.fr/post/2010/01/11/Next-iPhone-launched-in-early-May-2010
     
  2. countrydweller macrumors 6502

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    That would be a pleasant surprise, but if they wait till June/July it won't be a shocker.
     
  3. Maclver thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I agree it would be nice... I have already got the money saved up to purchase one at no contract pricing...im getting tired of being locked into ATT
     
  4. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    I think they're going to wait til the WWDC 2010, apparently scheduled for June 28th to July 2nd, with the 4th gen iPhone launching on July 9th.
     
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    The thing is im thinking they would announce the iPhone 4.0 OS and Hardware along with the Tablet and then during WWDC focus on the iPhone OS, Tablet OS, and 10.7!
     
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    launching in may makes no sense. It would piss the 2 year contract people off, they could not get it in may. It would also piss those off who can upgrade every year...
     
  8. csheath macrumors member

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    would launching a new phone a whole 60 days before everyone expects really irritate anyone? Sure its always nice to upgrade at launch but I cant see the world being completely up in arms about a slightly early launch.

    As an aside my 3G contract is up in 2 weeks so if I'm being honest the sooner the better :D
     
  9. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    Incorrect. If you are already an AT&T customer and are renewing a two year contract and want to upgrade to a new phone, you are eligible at 18 or 20 months. I got my 3G on July 28th, and was eligible two weeks ago on December 28th, which is actually 17 months.
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    correct

    that evil AT&T I renewed my 2 year contract in June. I will be up for renew legit in Nov. which is 17 months not 24 when I was with Verizon I never seemed to catch a break! btw I am 450 min unlimited data. I also say the French are wrong! ;) I might wait for the 5G instead since my renew will be in the middle of the cycle.
     
  11. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    It's already cutting it close for a May launch, since they've not even released a beta of the 4.0 or the SDK for 4.0.
     
  12. vizkiz macrumors 6502a

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    That's odd, when I was with VZW, I got my first upgrade at 20 months, and my second one just shy of that (had a problem with my RAZR, called them and they pushed up my upgrade a couple weeks).
     
  13. James L macrumors 6502a

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    This is Apple.. they could care less about who they piss off. Remember when they released the original iPhone, then within a month or two dropped the price by several hundreds of dollars?
     
  14. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    That would be a surprise, in May, Really?? I was thinking of getting an iphone but I think I'll wait, I already saved up the money :D, I hope this is true btw...
     
  15. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't count on a May release. It'll probably be during the WWDC in June.
     
  16. RandomKamikaze macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe an announcement of the new OS and new SDK to allow for devs to have apps ready for launch.

    However an actual launch in May is highly unlikely IMO
     
  17. ineedamac macrumors 6502

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    I agree. Then the new iPhone will be available for purchase soon after WWDC and everyone else will be able to download 4.0 as well.
     
  18. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, I would be surprised if they broke form and released in May.
     

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