So, is Apple going to launch its next “new iPhone”, the presumptive iPhone 5, on Tuesday the 7th of August 2012, at what we’re guessing is the likely time of 10am?
That, minus the 10am timeframe, is the claim from the mischievous bloggers over at KnowYourMobile.
The source for this audacious claim?
KnowYourMobile says it is a “reliable industry source” – something that may or may not imply a deep throat within Apple itself – who has spilled the beans, clearly in an anonymous fashion to avoid infurating Apple – should the rumour prove true, of course.
While those wishing the iPhone 5 into existence are likely hopin’ and a prayin’ that this rumour is true, there’s sadly no way to confirm its veracity, because any approach to Apple would simply result in a reply that Apple doesn’t comment on speculation or rumour – if Apple spokespeople were to reply at all.
Fascinatingly, at around the same time that KnowYourMobile was stunning the tech world with its world exclusive date and information leak – a date that Apple might now decide to change simply to mess with the rumourmongers if there is any truth to the claim – came an image purporting to be an actual iPhone 5 photo from a site by the name of KitGuru.
Sadly, neither KnowYourMobile nor KitGuru was able to confirm any of the iPhone 5’s other expected specs.
That means we’re still in the dark over whether the iPhone 5 will include an A6-labelled quad-core processor, multi-core graphics chip, NFC wireless payment mechanism, 4-inch widescreen, larger storage options, “one more thing” secret features or anything else.
It’s a shame, because we’d all love to know precisely what the iPhone 5 will contain, what it will look like, what it will cost, and when it will launch, but if we knew all of this already, what surprise would there be when Apple’s official announcement occurred?
There’d be none, and clearly, that’s not the way that Apple works.
Apple loves anticipation, mystery, desire and more, and despite all of the leaks dripping all over the Internet, they still only add up to a few strands of gristle stuck to a rumour-laden bone of iPhone 5 contention.
The real meat of the matter will presumably be unveiled by Chief Cruncher himself, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, along with a range of his vice presidential lieutenants and selected developer guests, all ready to gush over Apple’s latest, greatest and presumed-to-be most successful iDevice yet.
And hey, you’ll even be able to make phone calls with it, and video calls too over 3G, thanks to FaceTime’s iOS 6 improvements, which is yet another highly anticipated feature of the iPhone 5 that is clearly coming, and coming soon.
So… if KnowYourMobile really does KnowItsSources, the iPhone 5’s arrival is just over three weeks away, rather than the three months we were all expecting.
Either way, whether you’re an iOS, Android, WinPhone 8 or other OS and smartphone fan, the world is going ultra-gaga for anything iPhone 5 related, and given the iRevolution the iPhone unleashed, mushroom cloud-style over the rest of the smartphone industry, Apple’s power is at its crunchiest yet!