Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

Summary: It has been a couple of years since I had an iPhone, but with iOS 5 coming and my experiences with other platforms I think it is time to get back to owning an iPhone.

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We know that a new Apple iPhone will be launched sometime before the holiday season and according to Boy Genius Report indications are that it will come in the first half of September. I never bought the iPhone 4, but given that I enjoy using Android on my HTC Flyer, I love my iPad 2, and I really like what I see in iOS 5 the probability of me getting this next generation iPhone is about 98%.

We still have no details on what the next iPhone specifications are although we have seen a ton of unsubstantiated rumors. It is almost a given it will have a faster processor and better camera and we know for sure it will run iOS 5 and these alone are enough for me to purchase one. I do enjoy Windows Phone 7, especially with the Mango update and will keep one of these devices in my collection. While I also like Android on a phone, I am tired of lame battery life, performance slow down with lots of installed apps and widgets, and inconsistent interfaces. I also like my BlackBerry PlayBook and was thinking of a new BlackBerry 9900, but I need better Exchange support and doubt I will actually go that route. HP can't seem to get around to releasing the Pre 3 and I don't have much confidence in a long term future of webOS smartphones so I am not likely to pick one up.

We all have different smartphone needs and desires and it looks like it is time for me to try out an iOS smartphone again after making my rounds of other platforms over the past year. Are you looking to get the next iPhone?

Topics: Hardware, Apple, iPhone, Mobile OS, Mobility, Operating Systems, Smartphones

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  • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

    Booo... Stick with your Windows Phone 7!
    clcrockett
    • I am sticking with WP7

      @ccrockett@... I do plan to keep WP7 on T-Mobile, but was just making it clear my "other" carrier will be with an iPhone. I personally love WP7 with Zune, Xbox LIVE, etc. and WILL NOT leave that platform even if others don't appreciate it.
      palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
      • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

        @palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
        Sir, I used to read all your blogs from the days when you were a great fan of windows mobile ( those days only MS and Palm were the only games in town). Great to know that you havn't jumped the ship.
        owlnet
      • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

        @palmsolo (aka Matthew Miller)
        +100. You are just like me. I use my Windows Phone 7 (previously it was HTC Tilt 2 line) for lot of communications and keep iPhone and Android devices for development purpose.
        Ram U
    • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

      @ccrockett@...
      Hmmm go with a ZUNE or iPod.. yeah I think I'll stick with Apple..
      Hasam1991
    • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

      @ccrockett@...
      Seriously, why respond to this post with any such emotion. This article is clearly link bait. Don't worry, in a few months, he'll switch phones again and make some other ridiculous announcement (as if anyone cares which phone Matthew Miller uses). The reasons for his next switch will make about as much sense as this switch and he'll manage to get a few digs in about the next iPhone which will surely stir the pot. Honestly, this tripe is just too predictable. ZDNet has very low standards and obviously encourages such nonsense.
      techconc
  • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

    No, I love Windows Phone 7, and see no reason to go with, what I consider, to be an ancient, ugly interface; like the iPhone.
    roteague
    • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

      @roteague

      Instead you go to a FUGLY interface that's a usability Mess called Windows Phone 7?
      itguy10
      • It bothers you that people are more satisfied with their WP7 OS

        @itguy10
        as opposed to their Android OS.

        That's funny!
        William Pharaoh
    • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

      @roteague
      20,000,000 sold in the last quarter... Apple is doing something right.
      Hasam1991
  • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

    food for thought WP7 WP8 what is long term future here ? MS has shown with the kin they will pull the plug if they cannot get their mobile platform off the ground and profitable
    MLHACK
    • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

      @MLHACK Do you expect MS to stay on the same OS forever? Mango is version 7.5. WP8 is an evolutionary step for the phone. It's not like they are going to throw away the Marketplace and start over. Microsoft Jupiter brings native access to the API to managed code (Silverlight/XNA). We will see more powerful apps than ever before.
      habraham
      • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

        @habraham
        +1.
        Ram U
      • Ah, the next version is going to be great line

        Page 3 of the MS playbook. Good work;-)
        Richard Flude
  • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

    Um, have you ever thought about getting some help with your...addiction?! ;p
    MediaCastleX
  • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

    @Matthew Miller...Don't you have a N8, and a few other Nokia devices? Will you be keeping those in addition to your WP7 device? Quite a collection!
    1019902735
  • Probably where I'll go too

    I like my Droid X but the Android platform has it's share of quirks and I think they are worse than the iPhone's quirks.

    I do really like what Apple is doing with iOS5 and it addresses some of my complaints with that platform. Not to mention if wireless syncing works like it is supposed to with iCloud it will be the Bees Knees for me.
    itguy10
    • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

      @itguy10
      +1!!
      Hasam1991
      • RE: Next iPhone may be coming in September and I am going back to iOS

        @Hasam1991 +1 also
        BillDem
  • I am really looking forward to iOS 5

    I think that today, the iPhone 4 is the best overall smartphone as far as hardware is concerned but iOS is looking extremely long in the tooth with an absolutely ancient notification system and the worst lock screen in the industry.

    We will have to see what iPhone 5 brings in terms of hardware but I probably won't be upgrading, I just don't think that iOS 5 on iPhone 5 will give you that much more bang for buck than iOS 5 on iPhone 4.

    Besides, I want to see what Nokia WP7 (WP8?) phones are like. I am prepared to be blown away by the combination.
    toddybottom