News Analysis: Persistent rumors indicate that Apple's iPhone 5 won't be released in the summer, unlike previous versions of Apple's smartphone. That's all the more reason to jump on the iPhone 4 now.
summer nears, the talk surrounding the iPhone 5 is picking up. As with previous
years, there is rampant speculation that Apple will be launching the latest
iteration of its wildly popular smartphone in June or July. In previous years,
the company has announced the new iPhone at the Worldwide Developers Conference
and then launched it over the summer.
all the rumors surrounding the possible launch of the iPhone 5
consumers and even some enterprise customers are likely on the fence about
whether they should opt for the iPhone 4 now or wait to see if Apple releases
the iPhone 5 later this year. It's an understandable concern, and it's
something that no one can answer definitively until Apple finally makes its
for those who don't want to wait, there are several good reasons to opt for the
iPhone 4 now, rather than hold off for the iPhone 5.
on to find out more about why customers looking for a new smartphone should go
with an iPhone 4 as soon as possible.
1. The iPhone 5 launch date is unknown
of this writing, the
latest reports on the iPhone 5
say that the device won't launch this
summer. Exactly why the smartphone might not be coming out in June or July is
unknown at this point, but given those reports, consumers shouldn't wait. If
the iPhone 5 is delayed, and folks know they want an iPhone, putting it off for
another month or two doesn't make all that much sense.
2. The white iPhone is here
a long (long) wait, Apple has finally released the white iPhone on both
AT&T's and Verizon's networks in the United States. According to reviews,
the device performs exceptionally well and offers the same level of usability
as the black version. If the
white iPhone suits a consumer's eye
, it's best to opt for the device now,
rather than wait to see if Apple offers up a white iPhone 5. It's better to go
with something that looks nice rather than gamble on something that might not
3. There's no waiting for Verizon
the past several years, the decision by some consumers to put off buying an
iPhone and go with another device because the iPhone was only running on
AT&T's network was understandable. But now that both the black and white
versions of the iPhone 4 are running on Verizon's network, worrying about
carrier availability is no longer an issue. If a consumer needs a smartphone
now, Apple has many (but not all) of their bases covered when it comes to
4. Android and BlackBerry alternatives
aren't as great
one looks around the marketplace right now, they won't necessarily find so many
worthwhile alternatives to the iPhone 4. Motorola, HTC and Samsung are offering
nice options, and RIM's BlackBerry is great for enterprise users. But when it
comes to the combination of design, specifications and software, it's hard to
find a better smartphone right now than the iPhone 4. Other devices might have
a bigger display or a faster processor, but when all the many factors that go
into a buying decision are considered, Apple's smartphone still leads the pack.