The next iPhone will be a 6, not a 5.
WHAT: NEXT IPHONE IS AN IPHONE 6 NOT A 5
WHEN: FALL 2012 (THIS YEAR)
HOW: WITH THE NEW IPHONE
Call it a gut feeling, but it only makes sense that the next iPhone will be called an iPhone 6 not a 5. Plain logic suggests it will be called iPhone 6. Let’s back up and think about this, when the late CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in June 2007, that was the original iPhone, thus iPhone 1—let’s take a look at the timeline.
iPhone (iPhone 1)
iPhone 3G (iPhone 2)
iPhone 3GS (iPhone 3)
iPhone 4 (iPhone 4)
iPhone 4S (iPhone 5)
iPhone 6? (iPhone 6, the next logical number)
At the moment we still don’t know what Apple considers the iPhone 4S to be, it could just disrupt the progression and really be a 4.5. Or if they consider it an actual iPhone 5, then the next logical name would be iPhone 6.
-Next iPhone released in 2012 will be called iPhone 6 and not 5
WHAT: APPLE WILL REPLACE THE 30 PIN CONNECTOR
WHEN: FALL 2012 (2 years from todays date)
HOW: With Fall 2012 iPhone
**For those of you that don’t know what a 30-Pin dock connector is, it’s the white USB cable that Apple provides along your purchase of iPods, iPhones, and iPads.**
With the iphone slimming down and essentially adding new hardware every year, something has to give. Apple has already made some compromises with the new iPhone 4 by welding the front glass to the screen, and repositioning the cell radio and placing them on the ‘seams/lines’ on the outer aluminum (very un-apple like) to make more room internally.
The 30-Pin connecter saw the rise and fall of the Motorola Razr, it’s that old. Sure, the cable connector at the time was high end, compact and small, but for today’s standards with our mini USB and mini HDMI (TYPE-C) cables, the 30-Pin connector is looking quite quaint, and I think Apple knows this as well. I’m guessing the new cable will be small, but not thin like the mini HDMI-TYPE C cables. The reason being is that people will have a harder time docking their iphones to their table dock or car dock if the port is too small. So the new cable will most likely keep the same width of the current 30-Pin connector, but the length will be drastically reduced, probably to the same dimensions as the mini usb’s we see today.
-Apple will replace the 30-Pin connector
-The new cable will be introduced with Fall 2012 iPhone
-The new cable will keep the same width, but the length will be reduced to the size of mini USB’s we see today.