We have discussed a number of reasons over the last few days concerning the iPhone 5 delay and its cause (if there is one at all), but have we considered two other factors? Two other possibilities are an 8-megapixel camera and iOS 5, which could be two new features for Apple’s new fifth-generation iPhone.
The camera has always been a huge drawback with the iPhone, and it was the iPhone 4 that saw a huge spec bump to 5-megapixel – but is this still enough? When you look at the range of other smartphones on the market most of them now have 8-megapixel and above – so why should the iPhone 5 be any different?
There have been rumors rumors that Apple are talking to Sony to supply an 8MP sensor for the next iPhone, and it is this transitions that has caused the delay, and not the disaster in Japan or an LTE Verizon iPhone 5. The report of this spec bump is not a new one, but it is certainly one that could be the cause of the delay.
However, we fell that it is iOS 5 and its Cloud features that could be the main cause. It is no secret that Apple wants to launch its Cloud based services in the fall, so what better way to launch it than with the release of the iPhone 5. This could be a very clever thing that Apple could do here, launching the two at the same time will certainly help the two. You may wonder why the iPhone 5 would need any help – well we have all seen the numbers when it comes to Android’s mobile OS market share.
We could all be wrong and Apple could still launch the iPhone 5 in June, but if they do not – then this is certainly food for thought. Do you think that the iPhone 5 will be delayed, or are we panicking over nothing?
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