The iPhone 4S Is Available NowIt seems that Apple had plans all along to announce the iPhone 4S. So, in an effort to not hurt sales of that device, the company will wait to release the iPhone 5 next year. Sure, it might not make those who wanted the iPhone 5 happy, but from a business perspective, it's the right move for Apple to make.
At its iPhone event last week, Apple failed to show off the iPhone 5, deciding instead to unveil its iPhone 4S. Although that device is quite nice in its own right, it fails to live up to the hype that surrounded the iPhone 5. According to rumors that cropped up before the event, the iPhone 5 was "supposed to" have a big display, 4G connectivity, and several other features that would have made it a hit among consumers and perhaps enterprise users, alike. But now that the iPhone 5 won't be making his way to store shelves, consumers might be wondering when the device will finally do so. At this point, Apple isn't talking, and it's quite possible that the company won't make any announcements for quite some time. But if history is to be one's guide, it looks quite likely that the iPhone 5 will make its debut in 2012. By then, just about all the pieces will fall into place to make it the right time to release the device. Some might be wondering why Apple will wait until next year to release its iPhone 5. After all, those folks say, if it exists already, why shouldn't it be coming out this year? Unfortunately, there are several reasons the iPhone 5 will need to wait until next year. Here's why.
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