Today’s Lets Talk iPhone event was met with mixed feelings. I think given the fact that the phone was released later than expected not to mention that this was Tim Cooks first product release, everyone expected a bit more wow. Here is a look at some of the rumours that were expected.
Minus an outer shell redesign, the new iPhone will have:
- The A5 dual core processor
- An updated 5-element 8 Megapixel camera
- HSPA+ for faster downloads
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Updated antenna design
This is quite considerable given Apple’s conservative upgrade path.
A cheaper iPhone
While there was no new cheaper iPhone, Apple is keeping the iPhone 3GS around as a free phone with contract.
The rest of the innovation is in the software which has been covered before, plus the new Siri application which sounds more impressive than it is practical. Having said that, Apple did change my mind about a hard keyboard, so I would love to believe that they can do the same with a voice input.
Regardless of all of this, it’s the iPhone and you know people are gonna line up for it. It will be ready for pre-order on Octover 7th, and for sale on October 14th.