iPhone 5, iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 Release: Apple Countdown
One company called Apple and three products, they are the iPhone 5, iPad 2 and iOS 4.3, we have given you 3 choices that we will give details on. This is what we call the Apple Countdown to release.
Apple is releasing many products like the Verizon iPhone 4 but we already know about that so we thought we would chat more about the iPhone 5, iPad 2 and iOS 4.3 and what one do you think will release first. Yes there has been speculations of release dates but this is never solid until official announcements have been made, lets mention a few details about each Apple product mentioned above shall we.
First up is the iPhone 5: has placed orders for ten million iPhone 5 units and that Pegatron is not allowing any vacations during the period of getting orders, they will also be offering triple employee wages. Production is apparently going to take place at Pegatron’s Shanghai plant as well as their Suzhou plant.
What Else do we know about the iPhone 5? News has flooding the Web of mass production starting in May with a possible launch June 6 according to ITProPortal, this ties up with the WWDC 2011 at the Moscone Conference Centre in San Francisco. The iPhone 5 is also expected to be featuring NFC capabilities (near-field-communication), which will make the handset a mobile payment device (Read more about that here).
In our previous article we reported thanks to ITProPortal Apple is gearing up with its new iPhone 5 parts suppliers list and these suppliers such as Foxlink, Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE), Foxconn Electronics and Epistar have joined in with Unimicron Technology and Compeq Manufacturing will be kept very busy indeed.
Compelling Minds gave us a few details about the processor and baseband, mentioning that the iPhone 5 could house the faster Qualcomm A8 processor with baseband and we hoping this is true. Obviously yet again all speculation so please take this with a pinch of salt.
So that is a little information about the iPhone 5 so what about the iPad 2, well same as the iPhone the iPad 2 is expected to feature the NFC mobile payment system. Like the iPhone 5 (Did not mention above sorry) is apparently going to feature both GSM and CDMA capabilities according to Cult of Mac.
The iPad 2 productions, is apparently going to start in Feb with the possibility of an April release date according to Apple insider. There is not a lot of information covering the specifications as of yet and we would not like to hazard a guess and shoot ourselves in the foot so we do apologise there.
Now moving onto the next operating system iOS 4.3, which is in beta stages at the moment. We have reported on this quite a few times and here are a few of the subjects, iOS 4.3 compatible AirPlay apps has been approved by Apple, we have also mentioned about the iOS 4.3 being jailbroken by updated Pwnagetool (Watch video here). You can also watch the iOS 4.3 beta walkthrough video here, and not forgetting the iOS 4.3 update gaining 3G mobile hotspot feature to GSM phones like the Verizon iPhone has. You may want to read a little about the find my friends feature with iOS 4.3.
We kept all the above brief just to give you an insight and this moves us on to ask out of the iPhone 5, iPad 2 and iOS 4.3, which one do you think will release first? Please vote below using our poll system.