Sprint has dropped the price of its iPhone 4S to $149.99, leading many to speculate the rumored September release of the iPhone 5 is the real deal.
In other news, Apple's decision to dump native YouTube support from its new iOS 6 will continue on to its rumored iPhone 5, according to Computer World.
Apple may also plan to make the new iPhone "Google-free."
The Washington Post recently reported that Google services may be completely removed from the iPhone 5. Apple may change its default search engine to Bing:
"Microsoft needs Apple to make Bing relevant. Apple needs Microsoft in order to stop paying Google billions," TechCrunch's MG Siegler wrote. "This is so obvious. I think we may see a Google-free iPhone sooner, rather than later."
Apple will sell 250 million iPhone 5 devices, based on the company's theory that each new iPhone sells equal to all previous generations combined, Asymco reports.
Apple's sales theory has been detailed in court during the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung trial when Apple's senior vice president Phil Schiller said, "each new generation sold approximately equal to all previous generations combined."
New video posted on YouTube by etradesupply reportedly shows a detailed comparison between the rumored iPhone 5 glass lens and iPhone 4S glass lens.
In the video's description, the YouTube poster lays out some of the changes in the new iPhone -- that is, if this is the real deal:
iPhone 4s: Height: 76.65mm Width: 51.60mm Display area: 3.6 inches Thickness: 0.9mm
iPhone 5: Height: 90.25mm Width: 51.60mm Display area: 4.065 inches Thickness: 1.00mm
iPhone 5 is better compared with iPhone 4S
3) The camera hole of iPhone 5 glass lens moves from the left side to the right middle above the receiver.
4) The light sensor hole moves from the top to the left side of receiver. Also, it becomes very small.
5) Home button:
The diameter of home button hole of iPhone 5 glass lens is narrowed 0.3mm. That is to say the iPhone 5 home button will become smaller and the iPhone 4S home button will not fit for iPhone.
6) Anti scratch ability:
The anti-scratch ability of iPhone 5 is better than iPhone 4S.
You can watch the video here : http://bit.ly/NeNPXE
According to R euters.com , Japan's Sharp Corp. will start shipping screens for the new phone in August.
According to the report, Apple is equipping the next iPhone with a larger screen after Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest Galaxy smartphone with a 4.8-inch touch-screen.
The screens will also be thinner than with the use of "in-cell panels." According to Reuters, the new technology embeds touch sensors into the liquid crystal display, eliminating the touch-screen layer found in current iPhones.