This picture is a mixed bag of information and emotions. It’s great because we can see that the photo – taken from Apple’s inventory by an anonymous source found at 9to5mac.com – clearly shows an iPhone 4S is definitely coming. The downside is that we haven’t seen anything quite so solid about an iPhone 5.
This device is the same one found a few months ago in prototype form, which featured a dual-core A5 processor, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, speech-to-text and the Assistant feature. Apparently the IMEI/MEID markings mean this will be a GSM+CDMA handset, adding weight to the HSPA+ 21Mbps story. All lovely improvements but they’re not groundbreaking like we want – and Apple needs – the iPhone 5 to be. And with talk of the iPhone 6 already, we might not be seeing the 5 for quite some time.
Here’s hoping this isn’t all we can expect from Apple’s iPhone announcement on 4th October.