A new iPhone 5 release date rumor hit the internet recently. Sources say the next Apple smartphone will be a 'Nano' type handset. Does this mean the next generation iPhone will be signficantly skinnier than earlier models?
All the information surrounding the 6th generation launch of an iPhone handset are complete rumors at this point. As most people are aware, Apple runs a tight ship, and is known for keeping details under wraps with their new technologies and device releases. At least until they want the world to know what they've plotted.
According to a recent article, Apple may be planning both a full-sized iPhone 5 release date, as well as a smaller Nano version with different specs. The rumor states this is an effort by Apple to make their products more affordable.
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This honestly seems highly unlikely. Apple has been known for releasing one new iPhone handset per year. Usually their handsets have launched around June, with the exception of the iPhone 4S, which launched in October. The delay was apparently due to Apple trying to add 4G technology into the handheld gadget.
Of course they have been known to launch devices in different colors, or with a slightly different spec, but would Apple really plan on an iPhone 5 launch for two separate devices simultaneously?
Whatever Apple is working on as far as smartphones go, it is expected the handset will launch sometime between June and September of this year. Most analysts believe the device will dÃ©but later than June since the 4S model came out this past October.
What do you think? Is Apple stepping outside the norm for their company, and planning two handsets for the iPhone 5 release date? Perhaps they are either attempting to give their current customers more options, or trying to draw in consumers who would otherwise be unable to afford an iPhone with a less expensive device.