French website App4Phone (in English by Google here) is exclusively claiming that a Chinese “source” in an iPhone accessories company, which we are meant to presume might actually have the secret foreknowledge of external dimensions, new power adapters and more it’s implying it has, and has used this privileged position to leak this information to App4Phone.
It’s utterly impossible for the vast majority of us to know whether this has even a grain of truth to it, and directly contradicts the August 7 timeframe with this new date of Friday, September 21.
This is one day before the US Autumn equinox on September 22, and 2 days before the Australian Spring equinox, and the change of the seasons, so the date does have a potent symbolism of change attached to it if true, whether Apple intended that or not.
Accessory maker in-the-know, it can remarkably handily confirm, that yes – the iPhone 5 will have a dock connector at the bottom of the phone like the iPod Touch, and that there will be a 19-pin dock connector too, instead of the dead-port synching 30-pin that some have been using since the 3rd-gen iPod in April 2003, but will ship with all new iDevices no longer.
The thing is, as it is with the force, so it is with the iPhone and iEverything else. There must be balance, and a screen size that is too big is unwieldy to use with one hand and forces you to use two hands reduces usefulness, whereas one with a screen size unchanged from the past leaves too much sight unseen, shut out by the confines of too few inches.
This information is freely imparted under the Harry Potter style cloak of invisible anonymity, hopefully impervious to Apple finding out who blabbed.
Changewave sent us its iPhone sales analysis results press release too, which noted 14% of the surveyed 4042 US consumers were “very likely” to purchased an iPhone 5, with a further 17% were “somewhat likely” to become new iPhone owners.
The figures are “unprecedented” because they were higher than the same results in 2011, when the iPhone 4S was still due to arrive, thus genuinely being greater demand than last time, and with the iPhone 5 rumour running spinning at tachyon speed, only Apple doing the unthinkable and releasing an unimaginable iDud could possibly derail the faster-than-light speed this iTrain is running at.
Only Samsung, the No.1 Android smartphone maker and galactic consumer tech empire has been able to make big profits out of Android, leaving Apple to the stunning lion’s share of the real money to be made out of mobile, so Samsung phones are hot too, but iPhones are still exponentially hotter – especially at this highly anticipatory time with still just over two months of pre-availability to go should September 21 prove correct, or even longer with an October launch as with the iPhone 4S.
Until we know the truth, the Internet’s amazing ability to let people communicate ensures massive amounts of detailed information can be sent or streamed to other people all the time, from which a lot can be data mined in any way you wish with search engines, apps, databases and more.
From this can emanate accurate information leaked accurately, accurate information leaked inaccurately, inaccurate information leaked accurately, and inaccurate information leaked inaccurately, which all sounds a bit Donald Rumsfeldian to me.
So, beyond the ultra-secret new features we don’t yet know about to “one more thing” us all into the next iDimension, the nice sounding yet unknown truth of September 21 is still run, rumour, run!