Apple's next iPhone planned for September, says report
Faster processor and better camera
Apple's next iPhone is coming in September and will blur the lines with the run-away iPad but beat it in other areas.
The iPhone will include the dual-core A5 processor, the chip at the heart of the iPad 2 that shipped earlier this year, Bloomberg says.
That will mean more overlap between Apple's touch-phone and touch-tablet. Already, it was known that the new phone will use iOS 5 that will also be available for the iPad and iPod Touch. iOS5 was unveiled at Apple's World Wide Developers' Conference (WWDC) two weeks ago.
The updated device will ensure Apple's phone line continues to beat the iPad in one important area, however: the camera. Bloomberg's sources reckon the iPhone will pack an eight mega pixel camera, up from the five mega pixels in the current phone. That compares to the cheapo, "VGA-quality" still camera on the iPad 2.
Apple will hope the new phone can help arrest some of the growth enjoyed by Google's Android. In just four years, the iPhone has carved out around a quarter of the US smart-phone market but growth has leveled off and now Android is racking up the positive numbers. ®
Thats like saying that Toyota sells because some people don't like BMW's.
People buy an iPhone because its the iPhone. They buy an Android because they want a smartphone and don't particularly care which one.
The average user simply doesnt care if its open, or any of the other nonsense us geeks are concerned about. They just want it to make calls, and broadcast their locations and actions to all and sundry on facebook.
Re: Ignorance is a fine excuse
This compels me to remove your superfluous apostrophe.
>People buy an iPhone because its the iPhone
Chap I know has a perfectly good HTC android. He wants his telco to replace it with an iphone. I asked what Apps he'd tried on the HTC.
"it don't do apps. You need an iphone for that".
Don't forget we are 0.5% of the population. The rest are suckers who get advertised at.