New rumors emerged that Apple will push the release of its 2012 flagship phone iPhone 5 on an earlier date.
It seems that tech giant Apple is threatened by the continuously rising sales of Samsung Galaxy S3 as well as the piling rumors that its rival company will be releasing another smartphone this fall.
According to the Taiwan's Central news Agency, Apple will release the iPhone 5 in August in order to compete with the Samsung smartphones. Taiwan's Central news Agency cited local media sources that Taiwanese suppliers said that Apple moved the schedule.
A lot of analysts expected and predicted that Apple will release the new iPhone 5 in October, a year after the release of iPhone 4S. However, since iPhone 4S did not follow the normal June schedule of iPhone release, it may alter the schedule again this year.
Reuters reported that Samsung expects to sell over 10 million copies of the Galaxy S3 by the end of July, which would make it the fastest selling smartphone.
Apple may be hoping to cut some into Samsung's profit's and stop one of its biggest rivals from claiming a larger share of the market by pushing its release date up by two months. However, as with any smartphone release date news reports are often unreliable.
However, there are speculations that Apple just cannot wait to put out its product in the market in order to maximize profits and impedes the sales of Samsung smartphones.
Analyst Shaw Wu said that the iPhone 5 will sport three major features. These are larger screen, new design and 4G/LTE support. According to a report from CNET, the new iPhone will be a global phone including significant improvements from its predecessor, the iPhone 4S.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst Mark Moskowitz said that when iPhone 5made its debut this fall with the increase in production throughout the fourth quarter as well as offering support for 4G LTE and other upgrades, the iPhone 5 will make a big splash this year, ensuring its dominance into 2013.
However, the Cupertino-based company did not release any confirmation about the rumors surrounding its new device.
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