As we continue to inch closer towards the much anticipated release of the sixth generation iPhone, talk of the ‘iPhone 5′ is making its way into the headlines.
We’ve been waiting on the iPhone 5 since the launch of the 4s last year, and the hardcore fanboys are about to have a stroke if they have to wait much longer. Maybe all of this curiosity will be good for sales of the next-generation of iPhone, but could it be that we’re getting our hopes up just a smidge too high?
First things first – it’s probably not very likely that the sixth generation of iPhone will be called the iPhone 5 – and not just for the obvious reason that it’s the sixth generation, either. Look at the iPad 3… er.. I mean the New iPad. I’m still scratching my head over that one. I’d probably go off on a rant about that for a few minutes, but you get it.
MacRumors just posted about a supposed iPhone 5 sim card tray – surprisingly, it’s completely identical to that of the 4s. So either the new device is going to be pretty close to last years model, or that’s just a picture of a 4s sim card tray. Choose your own adventure.
As much as I’d like to call bullshit on that post though, I’m thinking it probably holds some truth. MacRumors is a pretty reliable source of information, and Apple tends to keep a consistant design with its computers – so why would it completely redesign the iPhone every year? When it comes down to it, the iPhone just works. Maybe it’s not your preference – and it’s certainly not mine – but it’s undoubtedly an attractive device.
If the new iPhone (I hope that name doesn’t stick) does in fact follow the same design as the 4s, the folks expecting some kind of crazy iPhone 5 are going to be a little bummed out, but a huge part of the mobile market already know and love the current setup.
If this year’s model actually turns out to be of a futuristic, all-glass design on the other hand, a lot of current users might be turned off of the iPhone completely. It sounds cool, but I’m not sure the world really wants a glass phone. For Apple, it’d be like throwing stones in a gla– nevermind…
What I’m getting at, is sure – the next generation of iPhone will probably follow the dominating trend of the current devices, but it’s probably not going to be ridiculously different. We’re all eager to see what Apple has in store for its flagship handset – I just can’t see any huge changes coming to the device any time soon.