Two New iPhones?
Reports (most likely rumors) coming in from AppleNApps suggest that whenever the iPhone 5 event takes place, there will be another phone released along side it, the 'iCloud Phone.' It will run iOS 5 and work hand in hand with iCloud. AppleNApps suggests that the iCloud Phone is the main reason that the iPhone 5 release has been delayed.
The phone will be much cheaper and have typically less flash storage and lower spec. It will rely heavily on iCloud storage creating a whole new aspect to smartphones. The 'iCloud Phone' will be available, according to rumours, for free on a two-year contract.
Apple is reportedly reducing the cost of making the phone down to $400 to allow consumers a cheaper alternative to the iPhone 5. They will also reduce costs by introducing a cheaper aluminum case which still provides the same durability.
It will really be a cheaper iPhone 4 rather than a whole new phone.
The highly anticipated iPhone 5 will release with it and is expected to run the newly announced iOS 5, which brings with it notifications and voice control. It will also feature a possible curved back going back to the iPhone 3G that we saw a couple years ago. It may well support 1080p HD display as well as video capture seeing as the Samsung Galaxy SII has been a great success with its great display.
The A5 dual-core ARM processor from the iPad 2 is extremely likely to be included as well. A new antenna, 1.2GHz processor (possibly dual-core) and a larger screen: 3.7" instead of 3.5" are all the spec upgrades we might expect. We can ask for 4.0" screen and most likely we will get it. Seeing other rivals going over 4.0", Apple will not want to be left behind.
Would you buy a cloud-based iPhone or prefer the iPhone 5?