Step aside Samsung! As Apple lovers await word on the iPhone 5 release date, news has surfaced saying Facebook may be secretly working on a new iPhone clone of their own. They may want to be extra careful since Apple seems to have no issue with suing anyway to protect their well-loved gadget, and who can blame them really?
A recent article says the 6th generation Apple smartphone is near, but Facebook appears to be working on a look-a-like device to "one-up" the technology giant. An interesting idea, but is it only a baseless rumor?
Earlier reports surfaced that Facebook hired six "former Apple software and hardware engineers who worked on the iPhone, and one who worked on the iPad." If this information is correct, it certainly seems like Facebook has a plan to compete with Apple. What does this mean for the iPhone 5 release date, or future models?
It could be nothing, since Android devices have been on the market for a while now, and the Apple smartphone is still going strong. It seems many would agree that the technology giant has little to worry about. One article reads: "If Facebook Really Goes Into The Mobile Hardware Business, Investors Should Run Away Screaming." No pressure Facebook!
What do you think about Facebook making a smartphone? Do you think the iPhone 5 release date will have to compete with a device line from yet another Internet company? It seems Apple already has strong competition from the Samsung Galaxy S III, so it will be interesting to see how everything plays out if these rumors are true.