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iphone 5 not on schedule: should I buy an iphone 4 or wait?


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A new iphone is usually released every summer along with a major ios update. However, apple has already introduced ios 5 without introducing the new iphone, and they say ios 5 won't be out until this fall. Should I wait to see if they release the new iphone along with ios 5, or is the new iphone more than 6 months away?
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Wait...You're only talking a couple of months at the most

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Summer just began a couple of weeks ago. New iPhone is expected in August. That's less than 8 weeks away. Give or take.
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yes, well you never can tell with all these crazy rumors flying around. Also, summer starts and ends at different times depending on the definition. If you're talking astronomy, summer starts on June 21st, but culturally, summer usually starts on memorial day and ends on labor day here in the US, or if you're a student, it's when school's out. Meteorologically it's just june, july, and august, but I always preferred to define summer as when we stop getting cold fronts here in Texas and all the precipitation we get is dominated by convection, but that's neither here nor there.
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A new iphone is usually released every summer along with a major ios update. However, apple has already introduced ios 5 without introducing the new iphone, and they say ios 5 won't be out until this fall. Should I wait to see if they release the new iphone along with ios 5, or is the new iphone more than 6 months away?
Since no schedule was ever released for when the iPhone 5 would be released, how can it be not on schedule?

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A new iphone is usually released every summer along with a major ios update. However, apple has already introduced ios 5 without introducing the new iphone, and they say ios 5 won't be out until this fall. Should I wait to see if they release the new iphone along with ios 5, or is the new iphone more than 6 months away?
The new iPhone will not be released with iOS 5, that much is certain by now. When the next iPhone WILL be released is purely speculative. Rumors point to the fall, and I have a hard time believing Apple would push it longer when competition is so hot right now. But you need to decide for yourself if you should wait, and for how long.
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A new iphone is usually released every summer along with a major ios update. However, apple has already introduced ios 5 without introducing the new iphone, and they say ios 5 won't be out until this fall. Should I wait to see if they release the new iphone along with ios 5, or is the new iphone more than 6 months away?
Huh!? Did I miss something? iPhone 5 has just been a big rumor hasn't it?
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I ended up switching from AT&T to Verizon this year, and for a second I thought should I buy a newer phone? But in the end I thought the iPhone was still the best because Apple supports it's devices year after year(I mean the 3GS will be able to run iOS5).

So here I am stuck with an iPhone 4 until 12/22/12 but I don't mind at all, iOS5 looks like it's running good on the iPhone 4, and I know Apple will have iOS6 support if it's past history is any indication.

I don't know what Apple will do with the iPhone 5, if it will just be under the hood changes or what, but personally I don't think I'll be getting another iPhone until it supports 4G, which should in my estimate be around 2012-2013. It's getting expensive buying iPhones every year, and I am just quite satisfied with the iPhone 4.

If you want to buy it, or feel you need it go ahead and pull the trigger, I maybe wrong but I don't think Apple will do a big leap for 2011-- just under the hood changes. In my thought if Apple will do anything it'll update the processors, cameras, and so forth and perhaps replace the back glass with some new material(I've seen iPhone 4's with a metallic like backcover that they put on the phone). Personally next time I buy an iPhone, it will be for the 4G.
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So here I am stuck with an iPhone 4 until 12/22/12 but I don't mind at all, iOS5 looks like it's running good on the iPhone 4, and I know Apple will have iOS6 support if it's past history is any indication.
Well, looks like you won't be seeing it, your contract locks you in to a day after the end of the world!
Jk, but really, you should have some IOS6 support, but it will probably be missing something key that makes it not the super phone as it is today.
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