Apple iPhone 5 'not guaranteed to see off Android challenge' 7 September 2011 15:25:17
The latest version of the iPhone is likely to maintain Apple's dominance of the smartphone market, but will not be guaranteed of success.
This is according to CNET UK's editor Jason Jenkins, who suggested only a "major error" by the technology giant would see the iPhone 5 fail to enjoy the popularity of its predecessors.
However, he also pointed out that Android-based rivals to the device are constantly improving and could give Apple's new product a serious run for its money.
"The smartphone market is incredibly competitive and phones running Google's Android software are getting better all the time," Mr Jenkins commented.
Discussing the new features he expects the iPhone 5 to possess, the expert said it should come equipped with a faster processor known as the Apple A5, iCloud technology and a slightly larger screen.
Speculation that the device will be unveiled on October 21st has been fuelled by the recent leak of a memo from the US retail chain Best Buy, which made reference to an "Apple fixture installation" taking place on that day.
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