Wait!!! Iphone 5 is on its way soon!

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  1. Iphone3gs macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2009

    Wait!!! Iphone 5 is on its way soon!

    Don't give up on the Apple iPhone 5 release date yet -- not even close.

    Most everything happened according to plan and qualified reports at Apple's "Let's talk iPhone" event on Tuesday. The company unveiled its hot new Assistant voice interaction smart system. The company unveiled what was widely expected in the new iPhone 4S. It has tiered lower pricing, more memory and much more.

    Sure, we've talked nonstop about the iPhone 5 that's on the way, but we weren't sure if Apple would unveil one phone or two phones at the Tuesday event. So now we know. And there's one other thing we know: the iPhone 5 release date is still coming, and likely sooner than many now expect.

    There's many compelling arguments for the iPhone 5 release in the near future, but the first one starts with this: Preeminence -- having paramount rank, dignity and importance that commands a premium price.

    No company with any brains in the world would willing give up its preeminence. Not John Deere. Not Apple. It's just not likely that a company would do that for long without filling that cushy premium gap product it can get at the top -- like a $699 iPhone 5. That was the sentiment of most of us all along, that two new iPhones are coming, it's just a matter of timing.

    Yet seemingly, that's not what Apple appeared to do at its "Let's talk iPhone" event on Tuesday, unveiling just the iPhone 4S and many new captivating features. Note, however, the product is not called the iPhone 5. And for good reason -- the iPhone 5 is coming.

    The plan for Apple all along has been to establish tiered pricing for its new models, and get a lower-priced iPhone 4S into the pipelines as a more affordable "global" phone. The specs widely speculated by qualified reports were there -- most each and every one.

    But the Apple didn't fall off the harvest truck yesterday. The company has global preeminence, with the world's most popular smartphone brand. It can command a premium, and will, while also attracting more mass business with the iPhone 4S and other more effectively priced models.

    Since, however, Apple can get the preeminent premium for up-market models like an iPhone 5, with all the new features plus a bigger screen and a new body form -- it will. Of course. And sooner than many now think, because once a company with preeminence abandons a higher price tier it is more difficult to grab that back.

    I doubt Apple plans on abandoning it -- the company is too smart for that.

    More likely is that Apple is marching toward a multi-tiered iPhone strategy of product and pricing, and the iPhone 5 will be at the top. First, the company needed to add Sprint as a carrier. First, the company needed to unveil its new voice feature in a showcase manner. First, the company may need to iron out some design and manufacturing issues with the iPhone 5.

    But by perhaps mid-November, in time for a December 1 launch along with the iPhone 4S, or in early January, perfect timing to mop up pricey sales for the new year, Apple will likely be bringing us the iPhone 5 -- with all the specs of the iPhone 4S plus the bigger screen size and new body form to get a premium in pricing the brand can command while keeping Apple firmly in place as the leader.

    So don't give up on the iPhone 5 with the larger screen and new metal casing form yet. It's coming and likely sooner than most expect. Apple is too smart to simply price itself out of preeminence premiums it can command. Even with the hefty carrier cost sharing the company gets which helped push the price of the iPhone 4S lower, the company undoubtedly has every intention of claiming the higher price points in its new tiered iPhone pricing plan.

    It's called the iPhone 5. And it shouldn't be too long before we see it. One month. Three months. So those who want it can relax. It's very likely coming sooner than later

    What do you think will iphone 5 be announced very soon?
  2. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
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  3. Hexiii macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2011
    Prague, Czech Republic
  4. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    June 2012 at the earliest. I'm guessing Oct is the new release timeframe for iPhone going forward:

    Spring: iPad
    Summer: Macs
    Fall: iPhone
  5. El3ctronics macrumors 65816

    Mar 30, 2011
  6. WilliamG macrumors G3

    Mar 29, 2008
    Agreed. iPhone 5 soon. Next.... October, maybe? Only 12 months away!
  7. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
  8. chrislaw macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2009
    central ohio
    The way that article was written was quite annoying. It felt like it was written by a professional valley girl. How many firsts can there be. Like, totally. Ugh.
  9. Bobby Corwen macrumors 68030

    Jul 16, 2010
    The problem is they released the 4S.

    Imagine this scenario, you bite and buy the 4S even though what you really wanted was the 5.

    They release the 5 a few months from now, and everyone will be stuck with a 4S they hate.
  10. ccubed34 macrumors member


    May 13, 2010
  11. Certinfy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 29, 2011
    I heard rumours a few months after the iPhone 4 was released that the iPhone 5 would be released early 2011 to make up for the antenna problems....
  12. f00f macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2009
    New Yawk

    Tough world to live in eh? :rolleyes:
  13. Moonflow macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2011

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  14. charliecc macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    I'd love this to be true but not a chance. Even if the iPhone 5 was ready within the next 2 months they're not going to risk pissing everyone off who got the 4S.
  15. CrAkD macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    This place is ridiculous. Have fun waiting. I'll be enjoying the 4S.
  16. chakraj macrumors 65816


    Feb 6, 2008
    So Cal
    Crapple doesnt care about you or the fan boyz. All they care about is the emerging markets. They now have their eyes set on being the new Nokia.

    Lame, they will loose their edge while chasing the chineese dragon.

    They did it with their Mac line, at first they where very responsive to the customer and what they wanted. Then once they got to a point where they could drop the sharade and stop caring they did.

    All they want is an iphone in everyones hand. Well my hand wants a top of the line device that is cutting edge and forward thinking. Not a free or 99$ POS thats three years old.
  17. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    we will see nothing until at least June 2012.

    The only excitement we have to look forward to now is iPhone 5/6 part leaks in 2012.
  18. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    October 2012. Why can't people understand this?

    By releasing the iPhone 4S in October, Apple has created a schedule of new iPads in spring, and new iPhones/iPods in fall. It's pretty simple.
  19. samcraig macrumors P6

    Jun 22, 2009
    Hate to resort to a meme


    The product roadmap for the iPhone indicated the next iPhone won't be out for a good long while. Get used to it.
  20. iRobby macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2011
    Fort Myers, FL USA
    Not going to happen just like iPad 3 this Fall!!
  21. lnferno macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    These threads are so old. I swear, I think some people just absolutely love creating their own chaos.
  22. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Yep. It will be announced the day after 10 million people pre-order the 4S, and the very next day, they will announce the iPhone 6. The 7 will be announced on the following Monday.

    Do people even bother to think anymore?
  23. haticK macrumors 6502a


    Jun 11, 2011
    New York

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