It’s been a long day (as I’m up at 2am), but lots has happened that has almost passed me by.
Today two other news items crossed my eye, the iPhone 5 and Microsoft’s SkyDrive.
iPhone 5 scheduled for release in September
According to Bloomberg, the iPhone 5 is scheduled for release this September (possibly in late August). This is contrary to rumors about there being an iPhone 4S before a new iPhone 5 (that was supposed to be testing of a model for T-Mobile). Additional rumors are spreading that the iPhone 5 will not only feature the better camera and processor, but a completely new form factor.
An article on Bloomberg Businessweek quoted an analyst, Timothy Horan:
“We are very confident about our position with exclusivity or without,” Mark Siegel, an AT&T spokesman, said in an interview. “We’re not dependent on a single smartphone to be competitive, we offer a lot of great devices.”
About 70 percent of AT&T’s customer base is in a Family Talk plan, which has a high rate of retention, Ralph de la Vega, the carrier’s head of wireless, said in May.
“For Verizon, it will largely be selling the iPhone to existing customers,’”
That’s nice. Glad you just got a nice big check from AT&T, enjoy the July 4th weekend spending it.
I wish I could play music on this blog. You’d hear “Hallelujah” loud and clear.
According to Bloomberg (heard this on the radio last night, and read it today) — Verizon Wireless will start selling the iPhone next year (supposedly January). I wish it would be sooner, but at least we have something to look forward to.
I am Happy.