Twas the Night Before, Final Predictions?
Twas the night before iPhonemas, when all through the campus
Not an employee was stirring, not even Phil Schiller
The inventory was cleared in Apple Stores with care,
In hopes that new iPhones would soon be there.
The early adopters were nestled all snug with their iPads,
While visions of iOS 5 danced in their heads,
And mamma with her iPod, and I with my iPhone 4,
Had just told the rumor mill to go on a long fall’s nap
When out on the keynote stage there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the desk to see what was the chatter.
Away to the Mac I flew like a flash,
Opened live blogs and threw my iPhone 4 in the trash
The light on the glimmer of the brand new phone
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But an iPhone 4S, and eight bumper cases.
With Tim Cook at stage, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment there must be iPhone 5.
More rapid than A5 his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called features by name!
“Now, larger screen! Now, 4″! Now, Retina Display!
On, A5! On, dual cores! On, nine times faster graphics!
To hit store shelves soon!
Now, pre-order! Pre-order! Pre-order all!”
Steve spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the iChimney he rose!
He sprang to his Benz, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy iPhonemas to all, and to all a sold-out launch day!”
(Based on the classic “A Visit from St. Nicholas” poem.)
What does tomorrow hold for all of the iPhone fans out there? If I was one to go wild with predictions, I would have to say that we will indeed see a larger screen, faster performance, as well as a redesigned look and feel with the new iPhone 5. Worst case scenario is that only an iPhone 4S is announced with its most significant feature being a performance boost.
After all this time and the amount of iPhone 4′s sold, I would bet that the iPhone 5 is introduced tomorrow. The rumors of Sprint exclusively offering the fifth-generation iPhone make sense, so I would not write those off. Something tells me that the brand new, “revolutionary” voice-control hub Assistant will make an appearance as well. Tomorrow will either be a very interesting keynote day or a big disappointment in the iOS world.