Without a doubt, the world awaits Apple to release the next generation iPhone. Will it be called the iPhone 4S or the iPhone 5? Little things like that aren’t even known as yet. Nevertheless, a new rumor circulating the internet claims that Apple will release a SIM-less iPhone 4S as early as July 2011, while a fully revamped iPhone 5 release is slated for 2012. Details, after the break.
The rumor will have you believe that the Cupertinoes are pushing for an early iPhone 4S release just because of the fact that its going to be a minor refresh of the original iPhone 4. The iPhone 5 on the other hand, has previously been rumored to have been fully redesigned. So a revamped iPhone won’t see the light of the day until 2012, claims the aforementioned rumor.
Design aside, it has also been said that the next generation iPhone will have support for both CDMA and GSM networks. What this means is that Apple’s new iPhone will be able to work on AT&T and Verizon networks simultaneously. This would radically reduce manufacturing costs for the company which currently makes two different iPhone 4 models for these two networks.
Last but not the least, another claim is that the iPhone 4S will be released sans a physical SIM card. Apple is going to introduce an e-SIM that is going to be stored on the device. However, the report mentions that Apple has thought against the use of e-SIMs right now because of the various security and privacy concerns that can rise from the consumers end. What does removing the physical SIM card mean? More space for Apple to put technology of higher grade on the device itself.
We still don’t know what Apple is planning to do with the next generation iPhone / iPhone 5. All we can speculate is that something amazing is coming up, and we’ll tell you more about it, as soon as it develops. Stay tuned.