While the New iPad ‘3’ broke sales records for Apple and had its stock prices skyrocket, nothing will compare to Apple’s highest selling product – the iPhone.
iPhone 5 may arrive months after Samsung Galaxy S3… Google Nexus 4 clash more likely?
Last year, we saw the iPhone 4S go up against it biggest Android rival, the Samsung Galaxy S2. This was thanks to its delayed October release. While all hopes are that Apple returns to its summer schedule (and simultaneously go head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S3 which Sammy states will land in the first half of 2012), the latest reports suggest otherwise.
South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper is reporting that Apple plans to launch the iPhone 5 in October. The newspaper got its details directly from the head of human resources at Foxconn’s Taiyuan factory. The head said that Foxconn “just got the order,” and that the iPhone 5 release date “will be around October.”
Now if this does come to fruition, then we will see it skip the Samsung Galaxy S3 battle as rumors from earlier this year claimed that Samsung would roll the Galaxy S3 out in a global fashion similar to the iPhone instead of launching a US variant only months after. What we could see is the iPhone go up against another brand that is slowly becoming as powerful as the Galaxy name, the Nexus phones. Given that the Google Nexus phones have without fail launched during the holidays for the past 3 years, we can expect the same once again. No word yet on whether Samsung will get the honor again but given that they already built the last two Nexus phone (Nexus S & Galaxy Nexus) it may be time for another Android phone manufacturer to get a chance.
We’ll keep you posted as more develops.