iPhone 5 existed but was scrapped in favour of 4S
Back when Apple were gearing up to released their next generation iOS smartphone, many in the mobile space along with numerous of the iPhone faithful expected Apple to deliver the fully redesigned iPhone 5, however as we now know this wasn’t the case and the iPhone 4S was released instead, much to some annoyance to the iOS faithful out there.
However, apparently the full on iPhone 5 was a go up until a few months before the iPhone 4S was released, as according to an article over on Phone Arena by way of Business Insider, the iPhone 5 did indeed exist in a prototype form.
Unfortunately though, according to an unnamed industry source that has apparently been right on numerous occasions before, is said to have handled the iPhone 5 prototype, the redesigned iOS smartphone was scrapped only month previous to the announcement of the iPhone 4S.
The reason for the scrapping of the redesigned iPhone 5 is according to the report because Steve Jobs decided it would be a device that would fragment the iPhone line too much. It is also said that the iPhone 5 was loaded with Siri at the time.
Having said all this, apparently the reporter has stated that they haven’t been able to verify any of this via a second source, so could be all fluff and rumour.
So there you have it, if true then the redesigned iPhone 5 did exist at some point, and well one does have to wonder where all those case makers came up with their iPhone 5 case designs. Should Apple have scrapped the iPhone 5 in favour of the iPhone 4S or gone ahead and delivered what everyone was originally expecting?
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