Apparently Tim Cook is holding Apple's media event on October 4th to announce the iPhone 5.0. I hope they also announce the IOS 5 release date. Not sure if this is official yet. All Things Digital has reported this.
Analysts are saying the demand for iPhone 5 will be huge so my guess is that Apple will stagger the roll out across countries. While shortages cause buzz, Apple doesn't need it anymore so I'm sure they would prefer to keep demand more in line with supply.
There's two things I want from this. iOS 5 and the iPhone 5 announcement (simply so the iPhone 4 drops in price). I'm in need of a new phone (currently have the original iPhone), plan to buy the iPhone 4, and don't want to get into a contract so I'm buying outright. Does anyone have any experience with how long a new model is out before the old one drops in price?
Tji, visit kijiji a week from now and you'll find plenty of iphone 4 to purchase outright, including a great many number of hardly used phones (such as mine). Street price should hover around 400$ for a 16 GB.
Based on what I've heard and/or read, regardless of whether they call it a 4S or 5, the phone will look pretty much the same - same size and shape. What will change will be : dual processor, more memory and 8MP camera.
The real focus will be on IOS, iCloud, etc....the phone itself is becoming less and less interesting...