The question is not whether they'll blend -- they always do -- but which phone will hold out longest?
Apple debuted the hotly-anticipated iPhone 5 in San Francisco today, and it looks to be worth the wait, if you're into that sort of thing.
With a longer design allowing for a fifth row of icons, it's also 20 percent lighter and 18 percent thinner than the iPhone 4S. The new phone also features ultra-fast wi-fi, a super-fancy new camera, and a twofold CPU speed increase.
Apple is also promising "full console quality" graphics, if you can still get past touch controls for your gaming on the go.
Battery life is going to see improvements: eight hours making calls, and up to 225 on standby.
It's nice to know that Apple hasn't skimped on the features, but can it live up to the expectations of such an opinionated user base?
The iPhone 5 will ship on September 21.
It's been five human years -- roughly three billion in technology years -- since the first iPhone landed, and while gadget geeks play a very patient waiting game for the iPhone 5, Ebay seller samsonbible is appealing to the collector crowd with an auction of the original version. Here's a friendly reminder on the ancient specs (from DVice):
Quad-band GSM (no CDMA Verizon/Sprint model here!), 2.0-megapixels with no LED flash (perfect for those grainy Instagram pics), 8GB of internal storage (for storing no apps because the App Store didn't exist in 2007), a puny 1,400mAh battery, a 3.5-inch LCD display with an incredible 320 x 480 resolution and the original iPhone OS (before it was rebranded iOS).
Such mind blowing technology will lighten your wallet by $10,000, which somebody will probably pay.
Several news sources (including the Wall Street Journal and Reuters) have reported that the next iPhone will feature a 4-inch display, but what does that mean for the iOS experience?
9to5Mac says the 3.95" display will have a resolution of 1136x640, up from the iPhone 4S's 960x640. Those new pixels will reportedly make room for a fifth row of icons on the home screen, but they could also make trouble for developers who will have optimize their apps for the new phone's aspect ratio.
As far as the device's form factor, it's not expected to change. The dock connector, however, may shrink, making current sync cables obsolete.
The new iPhone is believed to be in testing right now, with Apple employees carrying it in a nondescript shell that hides the new design.
Apple may be returning to its summer release schedule for new iPhones, according to a recruiter at the gates of controversial Chinese iPhone manufacturer Foxconn.
When WBS News asked the recruiter about Foxconn "help wanted" posters around the company's Taiyuan location, he said, ""Now, we're recruiting 18,000 people to make the Apple iPhone 5. That's because it seems like it will go on sale around June."
The iPhone 3G, 3GS and 4 all launched in June, before Apple broke the pattern with an October launch for the iPhone 4S.