Monday, July 30, 2012

Latest iPhone 5 Photos and Launch Date

With the iPhone 5 probably getting close to full production, some new photos were posted by iLab Factory before being picked up by 9to5 Mac and finally they're shown here below.  They appear to be pretty close to what we can expect on release day, which is still believed to be October.

If you click the pictures to enlarge them, you'll notice the new smaller connector that is rumored to be replacing their current proprietary connector on the bottom.  You can also see what looks like a headphone jack, which is why they supposedly needed to make the connector smaller.

What do you think?  It's not radically different, but it looks nice.  I like it.  I was hoping for a little more of a streamlined look, similar to those shown in my prior post, but this would work fine.

And just today I saw another article from iMore that said this:  "iMore has learned that Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21. This information comes from sources who have proven accurate in the past."

That's very cool, looks like the wait will soon be over. 

I'm curious, what do you think about the latest news?  Any plans to order right away or will you wait a bit?  What do you think about the headphone jack being on the bottom?  I'm used to having it on the top of my current phone, but I could see that if you use it with any sort of car dock it would probably be better to have it on the bottom. Let me know your thoughts!


Mock family said...

I am going to pre-order it, you betcha! (really needing a new one). I'm not excited about the different charger size..... that means none of our other ones will work....

Chris said...

I'm not sure if we'll pre-order or not. I hope they give some sort of incentive to do so, like extra GBs of data or something, but doubt that will happen.

Jen said...

I am not happy about the new chargers b/c anywhere I go I know that someone will have my charger and now it's going to be more selective. I doubt there will be any special about extra GB of data for pre-order. Not sure what I will do. Think they will go fast?

Chris said...

I think it's the most anticipated upgrade in a while, so I bet they will go quick. I bet they'll have adapters so that you can still use all your old connectors, so I don't think that will be a biggie. Won't be long now!

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