iPhone 5: Will You Buy It?

Apple debuted its latest version of the iPhone today. But will it have everything buyers hope for?

The online buzz leading up to today's announcement from Apple has narrowed its focus to the latest version of the iPhone, which will likely be dubbed the iPhone 5. 

CNET announced this morning that the company "accidentally" posted the name of the phone on its own website, along with a new iPod Touch and iPod Nano. 

The phone is anticipated to be slightly bigger in size, with a larger screen, faster processor (iOS 6) and better camera, says USA Today's Jefferson Graham. It should also include a new mapping feature, to be called Apple Maps. 

Apple is likely to change the phone's look, shrink the charging dock and give it a bigger battery for longer life after one charge, The Huffington Post reports.

A JP Morgan economist has said he believes the release of the new iPhone could result in a major boost to the nation's economy during the last quarter of the year.

So, will you be one of those early buyers? What do you hope the phone has? 

Scott Meehleib September 13, 2012 at 03:10 AM
I will buy it, but it will most likely be my most expensive purchase in the next couple years. I doubt it's the best phone on the market, but I was an early adopter of the first IPhone so I'm used to it. Even more important are the apps and music that I've already invested in, which are, of course, exclusively floating in the Apple Cloud. My only hope is that apps load more quickly and that scrolling around on web pages is smoother in terms of frame rate.
Whodaman September 13, 2012 at 01:12 PM
They caught me behind the curve, I have the 4S do I am still months out, or I may just update the new data and call it a day
Darell D. Dickey September 13, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I don't churn a lot of e-products. But this will be my first Smartphone, and I was waiting for it to finally come out by nursing my current, ancient flip-phone along. Yes, I'll be buying it, but likely not for the same reasons that most will be buying it.


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