We know the iPhone 5 is coming out in Summer so will Verizon have it?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by impact_blue, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. impact_blue macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2005
    Or do you think AT&T has some exclusivity on it? It wouldn't make any sense for Apple to launch the new iPhone on one network while not on another. If they do launch I'm sure all the people swooping up to get a ViPhone 4 now will get pissed over the summer launch.
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020


    Jan 22, 2009
    People on MacRumors message boards don't know anything more than you do.
  3. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2010
    Apple releases iPhone 5 to the world June 2011. Apple releases iPhone 5 to Verizon Jan 2012.
  4. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    +1 to this....

    However if you want guesses....my money is on yes.
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  6. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    Most likely scenario is that AT&T will get a 6 month exclusive to new iPhones and Verizon will get them during either the holiday season or Jan/Feb time frame. Highly doubtful that Apple is going to release a version now and then another version in 5 months when their early adopters are locked in....would just be bad business and un-Applelike. But like others have said, nobody knows for sure.
  7. stewart715 macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2008
    Don't be surprised to not see iPhone 5 until January 2012 for all carriers worldwide.
  8. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
  9. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    No shot of this happening. Apple wouldn't let it's premier product fall THAT far behind the rest of the industry.
  10. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    Actually, no-one outside of Apple knows if the iPhone 5 is coming out in Summer or not: Previous release history points to that, but nothing has been announced and anything else is just speculation
  11. stewart715 macrumors 6502

    Oct 2, 2008
    If that's the mentality, then expect to see an LTE model this summer. If it's not LTE, it's behind the rest of the industry.
  12. Aatos.1 macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2010
  13. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    I disagree. I bet the next version will be compatible with both networks and out by summer
  14. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2008
    AT&T already said at CES that an LTE iPhone isn't due until 2012. Most likely Apple will upgrade the specs of the iPhone 4 this summer and will release new hardware with LTE around June 2012.
  15. ScKcBc macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2010
    iphone 5? no. I bet anything its an iphone 4s or 4hd. Theyre not going to revamp the entire phone again yet
  16. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    Maybe we are on 6 month updates like the macs are (or once were).
  17. thetexan macrumors 6502a

    May 11, 2009
    My money is on yes.

    My best guess is the iPhone 5 will be a minor hardware update. It'll basically be the iPhone 4 with a better processor, maybe a better camera, and other minor tweaks. The iPhone 5 might be a CDMA/GSM phone so all carriers have one model. It will not have LTE.

    This summer the focus will be on iOS 5.x, with a software overhaul in store, and the focus will not be hardware.

    Then in the summer of 2012 we will see a new hardware refresh with LTE and other 4G capabilities.

    I just don't see Apple doing a major hardware refresh considering the 4 was a pretty big change from the 3G/S. Think 3G -> 3GS
  18. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
  19. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    No, that's wrong.

    Again, I posted somewhere else. I met one of the head of Apple's iphone/ipad motherboard manufactuers over in Asia.

    First, very little change (in terms of motherboard design) with iphone 4 vs. iphone 5.

    Second, he said iphone 5 will be released a little later, possibly early Q3 2011 as opposed to June/July 2011 that everyone is expecting.
  20. seenew macrumors 68000


    Dec 1, 2005
  21. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    I'd say yes because there's tons of iPhone users still on AT&T and they're not willing to paying ETF to go to Verizon now. I also think that iPhone 5 will be compatible with both GSM/CDMA so it's one product instead of two. Unless, of course, there are terms with AT&T to release new iPhones to them first...
  22. jacollins macrumors 6502a

    Jun 19, 2010
    What makes you think there's going to be an iPhone 5 in the summer? There's no proof that there will be.
  23. Gjeepguy macrumors regular

    May 19, 2010
    AT&T already said no 4g iPhone until 2012.

    My bet is on a new iOS for June 2011 and an new "world" iPhone next February.

    Looks like the iPad and iPhone switched spots in the fiscal year. iPhone in february and iPad in June.
  24. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

    Oct 21, 2008
    I agree. Whatever the next update is, it won't be a major one like the iPhone 4 was. I'm anticipating a slight speed bump, maybe a capacity bump, and hopefully a white option. I don't think we'll get the dual-core LTE phone people are expecting until 2012.
  25. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000


    Jun 26, 2007
    Savannah, GA
    We have confirmation that we will another iPhone in the summer? How did I miss this.

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