Posts Tagged ‘iPhone 5’
Last week we heard plenty of rumors about Apple having cut orders for the new iPhone 5 due to lower than expected demand. Despite the rumors, the well-connected Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities cites supply chain checks and says Apple shipped some 52 million iPhone units in Q4 to be up 93 percent quarter-on-quarter and up 41 percent year-to-year. The main product lines like the iPhone and iPad are expected to remain strong, specific devices within those lines may fall short of expected sales.
The shipments of the newest iPhone 5 hit more than 35 million units, while the iPhone 4S and 4 followed far behind at 9.5 million and 7.3 million, respectively. Overall, Apple is expected to have moved over 140 million smartphones in 2012, led by strong iPhone 4S shipments of some 74 million units during the first half of the year.
It’s reported that Apple slashes parts of iPhone 5 component orders because of the weak demand this quarter. It’s unexpected. iPhone has just been on market for 4 months.
“Apple’s orders for iPhone 5 screens for the January-March quarter, for example, have dropped to roughly half of what the company had previously planned to order, two of the people said.
The Cupertino, Calif., company has also cut orders for components other than screens, according to one of the people.
Apple notified the suppliers of the order cut last month, the people said.”
Apple said Monday that it sold a staggering over 5 million iPhone 5s in the three days since its launch, which shatters the record held by iPhone 4S. But once people took home their all-new iPhone 5, some began noticing quirks. One of the biggest co
mplaints users have about the iPhone 5 is battery draining faster than ever. “Horrible battery life, I am disgusted,” a user wrote on an Apple discussion thread to complaint about the iPhone 5’s battery weakness, which seems always to be the issue of new version iPhone.
Now iPhone 5 has been released at San Francisco, and the pre-order of the new device begins on September 14. The iPhone 5 will be available in Apple stores and at Apple resellers starting September 21. For those iPhone 4S users, do you know what exactly the difference between iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S?
Finally the iPhone 5 is coming, which is later more than a year since we first expected its coming last year. Rumors about the iPhone 5 have been flooded around for mothers. The media event today shows that the iPhone 5 is fully consistent with the prediction before.
Now everybody is waiting for the Apple media event, on which the new iPhone 5 will be released. The 6th generation of iPhone is believed to have a bigger screen and thinner body.
However, the pre-orders of iPhone 5 will not start at the same day as the release day. According to the resources of MacRumors, Apple sales support is being ramped up beginning at 6 am Eastern on Friday, with sustained large numbers of staff being ready for action throughout the day.
According to the research of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Apple’s new iPhone could contribute as much as a half a percentage point to U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter.
Samsung revealed its Galaxy Note 2 on Aug 29 in Berlin, Nokia and Motorola revealed new phones at back-to-back press events in New York on yesterday. They appeared hurrying to show them off before Apple makes its iPhone announcement next week. It’s shaping up to be a cold fall for smartphone makers.
Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range. The Lumia 920 is curved 4.5-inch PureMotionHD+ display screen, dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, wireless charging and a 2,000mAh battery. Nokia hasn’t stopped there as they have also put their PureView camera technology into the Lumia 920. While the Nokia Lumia 820 has the same unibody look and feel as the high end Lumia smartphones, it comes with an exchangeable shell design, which makes it possible to select from a range of colors and add wireless charging.
Motorola’s three new Droid Razr smartphones, the Droid Razr M, the Droid Razr HD, and the Droid Razr Maxx HD, are unveiled at a press conference. The phones are the first from Motorola as a part of Google. The Droid Razr M has a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super AMOLED Advanced display coated in Gorilla Glass and packs a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM. The handset also boasts an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of recording 1080p video, a 0.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, GSM / UMTS / HSPA+ global roaming and 8GB of internal storage, along with a microSD slot. In addition, this smartphone has an NFC radio. The Droid RAZR HD unveiled with a lightly-skinned version of Android 4.0.4 (upgradeable to Jelly Bean) and bearing a 4.7-inch 720p display, dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 8-megapixel rear camera, NFC, as well as a massive 2,500mAh battery. While the HD Maxx has a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, LTE, an upgraded 3,300mAh battery and an 8-megapixel shooter, but it upgrades the onboard storage to 32GB. At 67.9mm wide, 131.9 mm long and a mere 9.3mm thin — less than 1mm thicker than the standard HD — it’s a relatively small one.
iPhone 5 is speculated to have 4-inch screen, 12 mega pixel camera with LED Flash, a new metal body named Liquidmetal, in-cell touch panels, LTE and NFC connectivity, 4G LTE, a better battery and iWallet.
Whether Apple can survive without Jobs, let’s wait and see.
Apple officially sent out the invitation for a media event today. The event will be hold at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco at 10 am on September 12.
The next generation of iPhone (iPhone 5) is now the most popular topic among Apple fans and everyone interested in smartphone and even investor. The rumor said that the iPhone 5 will release at Sep. 12, 2012 and shipped by Sep 21. This has not been confirmed by Apple anyway. However, there is some clues that Sprint drops that price of the iPhone 4s to $49 after a mail-in rebate for a $100 American Express gift card, which means that the next generation of iPhone will be released.
The iPhone 5 is the first iPhone product that Tim Cook made. The iPhone 4S, some said, means iPhone for Steve and also said that Jobs made the iPhone 4S and the new iPad. Tim Cook just publishes them. Now the iPhone 5 is the real Tim Cook’s product. Can he win the war with Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone and continue the Apple Miracle.
According to the report from Gartner, Android shares the 64.1% of the smartphone market and the second place is iOS which takes 18.8% and the following is Symbian, Research in Motion, Bada and Microsoft and others. Analysts is very optimistic to the release of iPhone 5, although the second quarter Apple sold 28.9 million of iPhones, which is 12.6% decrease compare with the first 3 months of 2012. In the Android Market, Samsung is the biggest competitor of Apple. Before Apple releases the iPhone 5, Samsung will release the Galaxy Note 2 on Aug. 29, 2012 with a 5.5 inches screen and with 13 megapixel camera and a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor accompanied by a 2 GB RAM. It is expected that Apple iPhone 5 will also has a bigger display than the iPhone 4S and other changes. Analysts said these new features will make iPhone users a big will to update their devices.
Some said that iPad mini will be released together with iPhone 5 to share the market of the 7-inch tablet market. Rumor also said that Jobs once considered seriously about the 7-inch iPad, which is more convenient to take and lower price. If this is true, Android and Windows Tablet will meet unprecedented challenges ever.
About the changes of the next generation of iPhone and iPad, not all the people give it a nice future. Some analysts worry about those changes will lose some of the loyal fans of Apple who come along with Apple from the first iPhone. Who will win the war of smartphone? Samsung? Apple? Or Microsoft Phone? Can you imagine which brand will be the most popular smartphone company after ten years? Or will people use the smartphone or not after ten years? Maybe the Glasses will replace smartphone at that time.
According to a “trusted AT&T source”, Apple is planning on having the new iPhone (iPhone 5) shipped by September 21st, 2012, with pre-orders beginning September 12th, the same day we’ve heard the Apple event for the device will take place.
It is said that AT&T is gearing up for an all-out approach to selling the next Apple handset, noting that the company plans to keep “an all-hands-on-deck policy in place for employees that will extend through to the middle of October”. Also AT&T has been forced to reschedule a large training event due to a “huge announcement”.