With many rumors about iPhone 5 being confirmed through unofficial sources and some indirect hints from Apple, we can be assured of a release date sometime in mid-September or early October. On the other hand, Apple’s competitors (Samsung and Google) are trying their best to counter Apple with their latest offerings. With many products from the competitors ready to be released at the same time, we can expect some stiff competition for the much touted ‘best smartphone ever’
HTC’s and Samsung’s Offerings
Samsung already landed its first punch on Apple with the early release of the Samsung Galaxy SIII, which has surprised both experts and consumers with its features. The SIII came loaded with sensors and packed with features, a trend which Apple stood by. Although this move did cause a little flutter in the Apple camp, they were confident of being able to bounce back with their new iPhone. However, Samsung has announced the release of the Galaxy Note 2, that is supposedly having all the features similar to the iPhone 5′s rumored features. It comes with a bigger screen too, and is expected to give the iPhone 5 some serious competition even though Galaxy Note failed to impress in the first attempt.
Coming to HTC, the Taiwanese manufacturer seems to have something special up its sleeves. There have been reports of a new smartphone being manufactured, specially designed to compete against the iPhone 5. According to the reports, the new phone is tentatively titled as ‘Endeavor C2’ in its manufacturing stage, but it will come into the market as the ‘HTC One X+’. This phone will have a marked improvement in terms of features over the One X. The features include faster processor, longer battery life, additional software features along with full compatibility with all the existing One X accessories, something that will not be available with the iPhone 5. This phone is also expected to be released in the month of September.
Apple Delaying Release to Match the Competition
Another rumor that has started floating around is that Apple is delaying the release of the iPhone 5 to add new features and match the competition it is facing. The Galaxy SIII was the biggest threat as it exceeded all expectations. Apple has tried to go one step further with the iPhone 5 and added more features than the SIII in a smaller package. However, with the number of rumors about the iPhone 5 features, all the picture and video leaks, the competitors seem to have a fair idea about what features the iPhone 5 will have and they are trying to match that or add more features in their future releases.
Apple’s Reputation Expected to Carry the Company Through All These Pitfalls
Over the years, Apple has established a solid reputation with its customers about the quality of products it delivers and has lived up to the expectations of its loyal fan base. Experts believe that this is something which is more important than advanced features and low pricing and they are of the opinion that this reputation will definitely help Apple in fighting its competition. However, the true test will be when the iPhone 5 will be released in September. Gadget fans have to get ready for the biggest smartphone battle till date!