AMITIAE - Sunday 8 September 2013
Cassandra: The New iPhone What? (Updated)
By Graham K. Rogers
It may be the iPhone 6 according to an item by Rene Ritchie on iMore who reports on information with updated apps in some countries. He writes, "Some of Apple's iOS apps in some regional App Stores are showing compatibility with 'iPhone 6'."
Needless to say, I checked the information that iTunes displays for the App Store here. I looked at iMovie - the app that the iMore article uses - which I updated a couple of days ago. The reference is only for current iPhones, with the latest being the iPhone 5. There is also no mention of iOS 7 (apart from "or later").
Also, the idea of the iPhone 5C that many people are also convinced about becomes more interesting. A number of sources also like the idea I mentioned earlier this week, that this could be a device that is China-specific. If the iPhone 5C exists, that would mean this is a limited device (in comparative terms) and that the specifications, including use of the older processor and a polycarbonate shell, are why it could be offered for a lower price.
But if the iPhone 6 exists, then all those people already lining up outside Apple stores in the US are going to be happy campers indeed.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.
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