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September 05, 2011

iPhone 5 is coming!

While there have been numerous speculations and rumors about Apple’s iPhone 5 for months now, it’s only today that we’re getting something more local and close to home.

At least one of the editors of a Philippine newspaper is getting an early look at the upcoming iPhone 5.

I can’t categorically reveal the name and newspaper for fear that it would get them into trouble with Apple. Besides, there’s an NDA to be signed. You know Apple is super-strict about these kinds of stuff.

Photo of an iPhone 4, predecessor of iPhone5

The review unit cannot be published nor shared or revealed publicly within the two-week period before it is announced. That should give us an idea that Apple will officially announce the iPhone 5 in 2 or 3 weeks time.

In a related news, Deutsche Telekom in Germany has actually confirmed pre-orders for the yet-to-be announced iPhone 5.

BGR also leaked a document from Best Buy outlining product introduction of the iPhone 5 with pre-order starting 1st week of October.

We all know Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal and David Pogue of the New York Times also get iPhone review units a week or two before they are announced/released.

So here’s the likely scenario — iPhone 5 announcement later this September with launch and release from Globe Telecom by October.

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64 Responses to “iPhone 5 is coming!”

  1. 2toyzki
    Twitter: 2toyzki
    says:

    Sir abe, can u ask him the official name of the next iphone(s)? Some sites say that there wil be 2 new iphones, the big and the small one. Which one of them yung hawak nya ngayon? Thanks!

  2. rbsoriano
    Twitter: rbsoriano
    says:

    Its time to scout some 2nd hand iPhone 4.

  3. mark angelo
    Twitter: simarkangelo
    says:

    ayan, mas magiging affordable na ung mga previous versions ng iPhone hehehe everyone now can afford to buy iPhone :)

  4. jonaflormicfren
    Twitter: daniojr
    says:

    Will it be better than the present, or will just be different in appearance.

  5. csseyah
    Twitter: goodfilipino
    says:

    Wow sana nga may maliit nang version ang iPhone.. I’m very interested..

  6. Messie says:

    Well, it must have been that dude from one of the leading broadsheets who have gotten first dibs with the Apple gadget before. If one will just take time to look back, he was one of the first owners of an iPad 1, iPhone 4, and iPad 2 here in the Philippines. A certain E-I-C of ** if I’m not mistaken…

  7. smith says:

    hello seller, am interested in your item, kindly give me your final price.

  8. PJ
    Twitter: peejayreyes
    says:

    i read somewhere that iPhone will or is planning to release a “low end” variant to capture the middle and low end market of Nokia.

  9. Schweid says:

    Sir Yuga do you have any reviews on the latest xperia mini unit the successor to the x10mini and mini pro? and also its SRP as well the Motorola charm and flipout, thanks!

  10. mark angelo
    Twitter: simarkangelo
    says:

    ayan na si iphone 5! i heard it can capture 3D videos without a need to convert it… parang LG Optimus 3D

  11. karl says:

    .sabi nila the new iPhone 5 will have a dual core processor. I don’t think that the iOS5 will utilize the dual core to its optimum ability. sayang lang ung dual core.

  12. amang says:

    “At least one of the editors of a Philippine newspaper is getting an early look at the upcoming iPhone 5. ”

    -malamang si art samaniego yan ng manila bulletin (Tech News). Tama ba?

  13. Tech84 says:

    Surely the price of the iPhone 4 iis expected to come way down when Apple releases the iPhone 5

  14. Ryan says:

    Iphone will never loose the global limelight because apple comes first when it comes in fashion and technology before other. with a solid iOS and application, I am still an apple solid user… cheers!!! to iphone5…

    • walayan says:

      Tell me of any innovation that apple release it first in the market be before the others? Apple is the best company in copying others! just polish the feature here and there and claim and brag about it.

  15. Chai Chen
    Twitter: chenmeicai
    says:

    iPhone 5 = hologram screen and keyboard!
    For the win!
    LOL.

    I’ve become more of an Android fan though … but I’ll see what iphone 5 has to offer. (^_^)

  16. carl says:

    hndi nman cguro lahat makakabili ng iphone dahil wala ng stock kapag may bagong labas na iphone ang apple kaya hindi lahat magkakaroon…

  17. parenghilton says:

    yehey.. makakabili na rin ako ng 2nd hand na iPhone 4 na mura.

  18. Andy Smith says:

    Ayos to! I wonder how this phone would look like.

  19. insider says:

    haha…i hope this gizmo doesn’t create any unnecesarry and over-exaggerated hypes…

  20. I think iPhone 5 is going to rock the market. I am all waiting with wide expectations.

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