iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Started in China
Chinese retailer made an announcement that iPhone 5 pre-orders started, despite the fact that until now there’s not that much info about the device release. The Chinese company could not provide any details about the upcoming release of the device, but this is the first time that someone has already started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 5. Most likely, Tim Cook will present a new smartphone from Apple about the end of September, and the market will see it until early October.
Trying to beat the competition, the Chinese firm has made a banner, which shows something like a close-up of Apple iPod Touch which was released last year and next to it smaller one – one of the most famous mock-ups of the iPhone 5 with a large screen from edge to edge and a diagonal of 4 inches plus more streamlined body shape.
As expected, the next iPhone model will work on the iOS 6, presented at an Apple WWDC 2012 developer conference. Representatives of Apple are still very evasive in answering questions about the new phone. At the same time, several articles have suggested that the novelty will present the same pattern as the iPhone 4S model in the past year: a presentation will occur late September and then, less than two weeks later, the iPhone 5 will go into stores around the the world.
There are also suggestions (though unconfirmed) that in the third quarter of this year we may see not only the iPhone 5 smartphone, but Apple iPad mini tablet with a screen diagonal of 7.85 inches as well, and the first TV from Apple – Apple iTV (there are many rumors about it for a long time).
In addition, it is said, the new phone will become thinner, and to achieve this, Apple has replaced the classic docking connector with 30 pins to a new, slim one, which is just 19 pins.
Many sites are actively discussing the 4 inches screen diagonal, which must continue to replace the standard display of 3.5 inches. It is also expected that the new iPhone will be equipped with architecture of a quad-core processor, the same that Galaxy S3 is equipped with, and a camera with better optics.
We’d like to hear your opinions on the subject. Do you think Apple really allowed some Chinese retailers to start iPhone 5 pre-orders yielding that exclusive right or that’s one more (not very smart) marketing trick to draw attention of potential iPhone buyers hungry for any device order news? Let’s discuss it in the comment section under the article.
Tags: ipad mini, iPhone 5, iPhone 5 Release