Got your cash all set aside and lined up in anticipation of the Apple iPhone 5? You’re not alone. Apple’s next-generation handset is expected to launch in October, but aside from a few leaks, we don’t know anything about it. Not even the name. Or do we?
The CEO of Apple’s manufacturing partner Foxconn, the ever headline-making Terry Gou, has hosted a press conference to explain how its new five year plan will hope to see it overtake bitter rival Samsung in every field of consumer electronics manufacturing.
Gou bleated on about how the company’s 10th generation screen plant, which is currently the place that births Apple’s eye-ball searing new iPad display, is three years ahead of what Samsung could muster. But then he let something slip.
iPhone 5, you say? Bookies probably wouldn’t give you very exciting odds when it comes to the name of Apple’s next smartphone – the industry as a whole thinks that ‘iPhone 5’ is likely to be the device’s moniker – but Apple has been known to throw curveballs around in the past.
Having the name of the phone seemingly revealed by the man in charge of the people producing it is as good an indication as any. Serious Apple fans: if you’ve been waiting for confirmation before getting ‘iPhone 5’ tattooed on yourself, this is probably the best you’re going to get ahead of its official launch.