Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Sep 2012 19:13 UTC
Apple As expected, Apple announced its new iPhone tonight, dubbed the iPhone 5. The rumours and leaks nailed it, with the most prominent feature being the move from 3.5" to 4" (1136x640). Due to the way iOS handles resolutions, applications need to be adapted for this new display, and if they are not, they will be letterboxed (black bars). It has a faster processor, better camera, LTE, and several other improvements, while the. As always, Apple does it right: shipping 21 September in the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore - the rest of the world will follow later.
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RE[4]: 'Boring copy-cat'
by TM99 on Fri 14th Sep 2012 01:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: 'Boring copy-cat'"
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2012-08-26

From the artcile you posted:

"But is the top relevant at this point? Unfortunately it isn’t, as iPhone 4S demand in the region has been gradually dwindling in recent months, with consumers waiting for the iPhone 5 to be unveiled. Once launched, the new iOS smartphone will probably retake its number one place across the board, although the Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5 will certainly be worth watching."


Good Lord, read the rest of the damned article and a thousand more like it on business sites. Android phones are starting to dominate the market even in the US. iPhone 4S briefly took top spot due to popularity and upgrades, then the Samsung Galaxy took the top position and maintained it for more quarters. The same bump will happen with the iPhone 5 now (or maybe it won't give the distinct lack of wow and new features that don't necessarily scream 'upgrade me') for a quarter or two. Then once more Android phones regain their ever-growing market ascendance.

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