iPhone 5. Ready or Not, Here It Comes!

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According to an all-new report by The New York Times, production of the iPhone 4S and a completely redesigned iPhone 5 with 8MP camera is ramping up, all in preparation of an October 7th release date.

We’re just weeks away from the announcement of the new Apple iPhone 5, according to an Apple employee who asked not to be named because he was not allowed to speak publicly for the company.

An engineer familiar with the new iPhone said it would be fairly different from the iPhone 4 — including on the inside.

The new iPhone will come with an 8 megapixel camera, an upgrade from the 5 megapixel camera in the iPhone 4. Do not be deceived though, as Apple’s condensation algorithm for ‘ipictures’ easily makes the pictures taken on the iPhone 5 even better than on a 20 megapixel camera. (I have uploaded a picture of a sushi plate taken with the new iPhone 5 just as a teaser).

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Another report from a reliable source claims that there are going to be two different iPhones launched next month. There will be an “iPhone 4 look-alike” but a much cheaper model. This low-end iPhone is in full production and Apple is reportedly going to launch it on October 7th with over 10 million units in hand. It will be aggressively priced and “be everywhere”.

The iPhone 5, according to sources, is a sight to behold. It is impossibly light, yet much firmer than Samsung Galaxy phones which are backed in plastic. The camera rivals point and shoot cameras and will be a major marketing point for this device.

So there you have it. I personally can’t wait to get my hands on the iPhone 5. Are you going to purchase the iPhone 5?


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  1. Most def a must have phone. But my ish with Apple is compatibility and internet plans in Nigeria. I personally believe Crazy gadgets like the Iphone won’t be fully enjoyed by its users in a country were internet is like gold. I don’t think there are plans for gadgets like this, unlike users of Blackberry. USing such a phone without internet connectivity, mehn..what will you
    (I) be doing on it??? Just saying…

  2. @empexy: That’s the problem we’re facing in Nigeria. There simply isnt any data plan that fully harnesses all the features in the smartphones. Sure, there are ways around it but each has its own limitations.

    I use glo AlwaysMicro (1000naira for 200mb for a month) on my iPhone 3g presently and its pretty decent.. It lasts about 3 weeks if i dont download apps.

    I seriously think the communications industry should seriously consider having a more realistic data plan for idevices. For $20 dollars in the US, AT&T offers 4Gb worth of data. Thats super compared to the ‘cheating’ we have here in Nigeria.

    I cant imagine receiving a facetime video call on the iphone 4 in nigeria. I’d assume 5 calls and your data plan is exhausted.

    That said though, I’ll make do with the cheesy data plans till they can come up with something better.

  3. There is a new plan from Glo self. 1gb for 3k. Which I think comparatively makes sense. For a real experience of ila fone or a computer, apple is d key. U will never use anoda again.

    Good work bro. Cheers.

  4. @Ayo Airtel has a data plan that gives 1gb for 3k/per month…but its still not enough for me. That’s always been my problem with Idevices in this country. For example, i use a C7 which is always connected, 200mb would finish within 2weeks. whats the point??? I have to watch the way i open websites by making use of opera mini which doesn’t support flash. mehnnn…its frustrating jarey.

  5. i thought androids are the most guilty here. In certain settings, an android smartphone can deplete your data by as much as 1mb every hour while idle. You are not physically using the phone, idle state. That is why i dont advice anyone that cannot subscribe for data plans not to bother getting android. However, i see our networks reducing data cost a lot further as more and more submarine cables land at our shores soon.

  6. Belushi,

    In certain settings, an android smartphone can deplete your data by as much as 1mb every hour while idle.

    I can corroborate that. Actively using a connected Android smartphone, I once exhausted a 100MB plan in 3 days.

    Its fairly similar on iOS too. Like fuel-guzzling American brands, both Android and iOS are data guzzlers. In my experience with two devices, Windows Phone seems to toe that line too. Terrible.

    Symbian and BlackBerry may belong to the old guard, but you get much better data management on those two platforms than on any of the new boys on the block.

    Every time I am tempted to pick up an Android device, I consider the long-term data costs of owning one and chicken out again and again.

  7. Like fuel-guzzling American brands, both Android and iOS are data guzzlers. In my experience with two devices, Windows Phone seems to toe that line too. Terrible

    What exactly do those Androids do thait guzzle data so much? Surely, by monitoring data consumption rate for each app, I can identify the ravenous ones and remove them from my device?

    Surely, apss like Opera mini and Nimvuzz are data efficient? Would live to be enlightened on this…

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