iPhone 5 arrival to be 'biggest product launch in consumer electronics history'

iPhone 5 arrival to be 'biggest product launch in consumer electronics history'It's always a bit of a problem when companies' product launch expectations precede them. Cast your minds back to, for example, the Nokia N95.

A great product for its time - but sadly, "it's what computers have become" was probably a bit over-eager. Similarly, the announcement that we were about to see a product unveiled that would revolutionise life more than the internet. And the Segway arrived.

So, the claim that the iPhone 5 willbe the "biggest product launch in consumer electronics history" is pretty ambitious. Although if there is one product we can see fitting that mould at least, it is the iPhone.

This is not a claim by Apple itself. Remember, Apple hasn't even acknowledged the iPhone 5 publicly. It never really does with announcements kept off the boil until the official day of reckoning. It's actually from Wells Fargo, based on its Outperform rating on Apple stock.

Anyway, we're gearing up now. The announcement is expected in October, or possibly earlier, although again, we won't know that it officially even exists until the day. That said, we do kinda know (read: guess) what it'll include and that's a slightly bigger screen, a 7.6mm case, NFC support and smaller, redesigned dock connector.

Until then, our guess is as good as yours.

Via StreetInsider

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2012 at 20:32

If Vodafone subsidised the Segway, I'd have one :p

Biggest Launch ever? Probably. Whatever that means.

chaz1992  Jun. 29, 2012 at 21:15

I reckon Steve Jobs will do the presentation, but will be bought on the stage as a hologram like with 2pac. Maybe he'll do a speech rendition close to what was done for the original iPhone.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 29, 2012 at 22:21

I reckon Steve Jobs will do the presentation, but will be bought on the stage as a hologram like with 2pac. Maybe he'll do a speech rendition close to what was done for the original iPhone.
Holo-Steve™ will be Siri-Powered ©

Andy247  Jun. 29, 2012 at 23:40

"smaller, redesigned dock connector"

For no reason other than to shaft everyone that owns an iPod/iPhone dock. Then we can charge you £25 for an adaptor!

Treab  Jun. 30, 2012 at 08:05

"smaller, redesigned dock connector"

For no reason other than to shaft everyone that owns an iPod/iPhone dock. Then we can charge you £25 for an adaptor!


You seem surprised by this oO its apple its what they do :D

JojoBepe  Jun. 30, 2012 at 09:20

Problem is all the initial reviews for the N95 pretty much agreed that it was an amazing Iphone killer, i bought one and guess what it was crap, then all the reviewers started saying .. well actually its not as good as we said....

user1  Jun. 30, 2012 at 11:10

So who is claiming the iPhone 5 will be the "biggest product launch in consumer electronics history", you already stated it isn't Apple?

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 30, 2012 at 11:48

Problem is all the initial reviews for the N95 pretty much agreed that it was an amazing Iphone killer, i bought one and guess what it was crap, then all the reviewers started saying .. well actually its not as good as we said....

The N95 was released in MARCH(!!!!!) 2007! If ANYONE called it an "iPhone killer", THEY WERE IDIOTIC! Obviously! It was designed and prototyped long before anyone new what the iPhone was going to be! Also: Maybe you thought it was crap, but it sold 10 million times in the first 6 months, and well over double that in total!
For revised 'reviews': check http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n95-1716.php and check the number of comments. People are still commenting! 5 years after the launch.

Note: I didn't really like it. But your comment is based on 'weird hindsight' syndrome! Because you know what effect the iPhone and Android had since, you're changing history.

Pondlife  Jul. 1, 2012 at 19:27

I reckon Steve Jobs will do the presentation, but will be bought on the stage as a hologram like with 2pac. Maybe he'll do a speech rendition close to what was done for the original iPhone.
Holo-Steve™ will be Siri-Powered ©


So it won't work very well and might hail wp8 as the best os?

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 1, 2012 at 19:53

I reckon Steve Jobs will do the presentation, but will be bought on the stage as a hologram like with 2pac. Maybe he'll do a speech rendition close to what was done for the original iPhone.
Holo-Steve™ will be Siri-Powered ©


So it won't work very well and might hail wp8 as the best os?


:p

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