iPhone 5 to herald iOS 6, informed appraisal
Despite the fact that a release is at least a few months away, the Apple iPhone 5 is the smartphone that’s creating an awful lot of attention, as does any new iPhone. Today it’s looking more likely that the iPhone 5 will herald the arrival of the iOS 6 operating system, at least that’s what an informed appraisal tells us.
We previously discussed the importance of the operating system that the iPhone 5 would be launched with, as it seems some people overlook the importance of this aspect as they are so wrapped up in what the specs and features may be. We noted that if the iPad 3 comes with an update to the current operating system and launched on iOS 5.1 it’s very likely that iOS 6.0 could be used for the iPhone 5 and that certainly looks even more plausible now.
A report on Ars Technica informs that there are signs that some Apple employees may already be using iPad 3 tablets geared up with iOS 6. Although this cannot be confirmed the site think that this is more than likely. Ars Technica took a look through browser logs and discovered 356 visits to its site from users of a device that has a resolution of 2048×1536. This resolution has been much publicized as the likely resolution for the iPad 3 and the site notes that there are very few other devices with this exact same resolution.
Google analytics listings exhibit iPads running iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1 and also iOS 5.1, which is on its way to the public shortly. The listings also show iOS 6 and the iPads using this OS also appear to be using a refreshed build of WebKit. However Ars Technica stresses that there’s no way of knowing for sure if the above screen resolutions are directly connected to the iPad 3. The site is sure however, that iPads running iO6 are currently being used at the Apple campus to browse its website, which seems to confirmed that iOS 6 is at least already in development.
According to Ars Technica’s thinking it’s most plausible that the iPad 3 will release on the upcoming iOS 5.1 while a preview of iOS 6 may be shown at the iPad 3 launch event on Wednesday. It’s then felt that the iPhone 5 launch later this year will correspond with the public release of iOS 6. Of course this is conjecture at this point but if we were to take notice of any informed appraisal of this, we’d say that Ars Technica would be a site to listen to. At this point there seem to be two schools of thought about a release timeframe for the iPhone 6. Some feel it will be unveiled at Apple’s WWDC in June, while others think a fall release is more likely, in time for the holiday season and a whole year since the release of the iPhone 4S.
All things considered we feel it’s very probable that the iPhone 5 will launch on iOS 6 and that would surely be a big attraction to those purchasing the next iPhone. If you’re interested in finding out more about what iOS 6 could bring then check out this article for suggestions of what people would like to see, including apects such as a new user interface, improved lock screen, multi-app support and more.
Are you one of the many consumers already waiting for the iPhone 5? If so, is the operating system just as important to you as the hardware? Are you hoping it is launched on iOS 6? Let us know by sending your comments.