The rumours about what are going to be the key new features on the Apple iPhone 5 are starting to get quite exciting now.
It looks like the latest generation is going to come with a few changes, while some people have even been talking of a “complete redesign”. We have already reported that a radical new approach to the machine’s conductive nodes is possibly going to lead to a smaller device, while Near Field Communication and a new type of processor are also mooted as possible changes.
Apart from what it looks like and what is does we obviously also want to know when we can expect to be able to buy one and how much it is likely to cost us. The latest on the release is still that a summer 2011 launch is the most likely, so the earliest we can expect to get our hands on one is June. The cost is still to be confirmed but most industry experts are expecting to see a hike from the previous model.
This just leaves us to wonder whether we will see a repeat of the mad queues and stock shortages which have made the launches of the previous generations of the Apple phone so exciting / frustrating / newsworthy. Well, the latest news is that Apple has placed an order with their supplier, Pegatron, for an initial order of a whopping 10 million units.
The people at DigiTimes initially reported this development, and it is suggested that the stocks at the start of the launch could go as high as 12 million units. There is no doubt that the building anticipation and the success of the older models point to a hugely successful iPhone 5.
Will you get your hands on one of those first 10 million handsets this summer?