Amidst toppled governments, earthquakes, and the royal wedding, one question keeps our interest: what will replace the iPhone 4? Apple is known for absolute secrecy and, though rumors fly every which way, Apple always seems to proceed its own way. Will the new one sport a smaller screen or a larger screen? Will it be thinner? Will it be faster? Only the Apple CEO may know.
So it’s kind of exciting when a respected news agency leaks a story about Apple’s new cell entry. According to Reuters, the iPhone 4 will likely remain, but with a faster processor. Estimated product release is September. Of course, this is only a rumor.
The point is the iPhone 4 has renewed success, especially now that Verizon has joined AT&T as carriers of this valued commodity. Among sales of the iPad 2 and Verizon’s iPhone 4, Apple is anticipating record profits. Why, within questionable economies, should Apple gamble with a new product?
Apple stores continue to be crowded attractions while other stores consider curbing retail space in face of online competition. Apple stock is rising. Apple’s impact on 2011 is made and its faithful followers continue to grow.
Perhaps Apple needs to focus on boosting its iTunes resource, the underlying code of its success. With a rising flood of competitive Android, Windows, Palm, and Blackberry tablets scrambling to slice into Apple’s goliath market share, iTunes needs to shield itself from any possible stones as hurled projectiles over the coming months. If iPad 2 and iPhone 4 are treasured icons, iTunes may be the spiritual core that must triumph.
Apple realizes that whenever they introduce a new operating system for the Macs, worshippers flock to upgrade models. Apple is probably hoping to convert more iPhone 3G owners to their new iOS versions. After all, many of those people have expiring contract commitments with their service carriers and the iPhone 4 share can still grow as the natural upgrade.
There may be some wisdom in this Reuters rumor. It may be that Apple may bring us more wonders in 2012. There have been many ancient and dire predictions for 2012. Is it possible that, like the Apple of Eve’s eye, Apple might bring us into a new sense of technological reality? Thus far, Apple is already transcending news. Who knows? Is Apple at the helm of birthing an era of mobile monotechism?