Contrary to what you have heard, the Verizon iPhone 5 is not delayed. You might wonder how we can say this after all of the rumors, which we have also reported on? Well put it this way, how can something be delayed when it has not even had an official release? Have you ever heard Apple say that the 5th-generation iPhone will be released this year – we don’t think so?
Now if you were to take the White iPhone 4 as an example, now that has been delayed. This is because Apple had made an official announcement that the handset was coming, only to delay through a number of manufacturing issues. The main reason why we all assume that the iPhone 5 was coming this year was because we were following a pattern — something that we were all guilty off.
So now that we have established that the Verizon/AT&T iPhone 5 is not delayed, let us have a look at the news over the past few days to see if we can get an insight into why Apple might have to launch the new smartphone later than their usual cycle.
We reported yesterday that one reason why the iPhone 5 will be released late in 2011 is because it could come with the Qualcomm LTE chip. This makes perfect sense, but not for those on other networks such as AT&T, or those in other countries who will not be able to benefit from 4G.
Apple already announced that WWDC 2011 would be all about iOS and Mac OS, which tickets have already sold out for. We all have our own theories on this, ours is that Apple knows that they might be rushing things a bit and just need to slow it up a little. Yes it is a good idea that Apple might be trying to get a few of their recent patents into the new iPhone 5, but they cannot afford to sit around too long — not when Android has a huge percentage of the mobile OS market.
When will Apple launch the iPhone 5, and will you expect something extra special?