It has only been a couple of months since the iPhone 5s and 5c were launched but people are already speculating what is in store for the next generation Apple handsets. And, when you look at what could be in store, I am sure a few people may be considering leaving out the current generation and skipping to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 when it is lauched in 2014..
Speculation for the next years iPhone is that it will be Bigger, Smarter, Lighter and Stronger...
7 weeks after the launch of the new iPhones, we have a quick look at how they are doing in the market, did they meet, exceed or fall short of the all the expectations?
Historically the ‘S’ generations have initially failed to capture the publics imagination and are often criticised, but sales figures usually go ballistic for the first few weeks and in some cases such as the iPhone 4S often continue.
So after a year of waiting and much anticpation the presentation announcing the arrival of the new iPhone handsets has occurred.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook started off the presentation by informing everyone about the iTunes festival and about how successful it was with over 20 million ticket applicants. As a result of its succes there are now more of these concerts in the pipline. Then Craig Federighi came to the stage and gave the iOS7 review. With improved command centre, improved Siri, and notfication centre we can certainly appreciate that it is defintately the way forward. He also talks about the retina display that works in line with the photo albums i.e. it can pick out which image you are looking at then bring that one forward!.. and this will all be available from Sept 18th for iPhone 4+, iPad 2+, iPad Mini and 5th generation iPod touch.
Then there are the 2 new handsets that are coming:-
The iPhone 5C available in lime green, sky blue, strawberry pink, yellow and white
With 4in retina display, Widescreen video. A6 chip, Higher capacity battery than in the iPhone 5. 8 megapixel iSight camera. 3x zoom, this is not the cheap to low range handset that everyone had imagined
Then there is the iPhone 5S, described by Apple as "The most forward-thinking phone we've ever created, perhaps that anyone has ever made. Packed with incredible technologies in service of using these in the way we want to" . So with that said, lets look at the specs....
All news at the moment is now pointing to the launch of the iPhone 5s to be announced on September 10th.
With iOS7, improved camera, fingerprint reader installed in the home button, faster processor, improved sensitive screen, improved video functions, NFC, optional 128gb memory, the iPhone 5s is going to be a phenomenal handset. Then there is also talk of there being the possibility of a 3rd color being available, black, white and gold.
Financially, news of the pending iPhone model has seen the Apple shares rise by a whopping 17% over the past month. And when you consider that the iphone 5 was the biggest selling handset of the year, it appears that the speculation surrounding the anticipated 5s is even greater. The iPhone 5 has been the most successful of all the iPhones. During the past quarter alone there have been 31.9 million iPhones sold, an increase of 3 million from the previous year for the same quarter -(+10%) but….Samsung have sold a massive 71.4 million smart phones in the same quarter, an even bigger increase of 25.8 million - (+56%)!