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iPhone 5 just around the corner

Michael Strickland checks out a selection of iPhones which will be superseded by iPhone5 in the coming weeks.
Michael Strickland checks out a selection of iPhones which will be superseded by iPhone5 in the coming weeks. Allan Reinikka

THE press, rival companies, Apple devotees and haters will have their eyes on California tomorrow for the unveiling of the highly anticipated iPhone 5.

Rockhampton distributors of Apple's current iPhone range this week remained tight-lipped when The Morning Bulletin asked for a possible release date for the phone.

There was speculation that possible release dates could be as early as the end of the week or as far away as the end of the year.

Ultimate IT Services manager and Morning Bulletin columnist Petros Khalesirad said there was no sense in buying the new iPhone if you already had a working smartphone.

Petros said there should be a proper drive for changing phones, "not just changing for the sake of changing."

The iPhone 5 is expected to be a business and economic triumph for Apple thanks to all the hype which has surrounded tomorrow morning's event.

The iPhone made its introduction in 2007. Despite the original model never making it to Australia, later editions proved to be very popular.

The iPhone has become so popular that it has surpassed Apple's Mac division, which was their primary money machine.

The smartphone now makes up half of Apple's total revenue.

Apple's latest offer, the iPhone 4s, sold 1.7 million units during its opening weekend and ultimately sold more than 4 million.

The iPhone 5 has been given some big shoes to fill if it is to be considered a financial success for Apple.

 

iFacts

Rumoured specifications of the iPhone 5:

  • Size of screen increase from 3.5in to 4in
  • iOS 6
  • Increased processing power
  • Thinner body
  • Longer battery life
  • Worldwide compatible 4G
  • New dock/power connector

Topics:  apple, california, iphone 5, rockhampton




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