IGB Electronica SA, a Brazilian company, has announced the launch of a new line of smartphones running on Android, under the brand 'IPHONE'. The company had applied for the rights to the trademark of IPHONE brand in 2000, way before the launch of the first iPhone from Apple. Reuters reported that the first model in this series would be called Neo One.
This year the restructuring of Gradiente Electronica SA led to the formation of the IGB Electronica SA. The former had put in the application for the exclusive rights to the brand IPHONE in Brazil back in 2000. It will be extremely interesting to see the subsequent developments.
Meanwhile, the iPhone that we are all familiar with might be worth keeping an eye on. It has been rumored in an earlier report that the next iPhone from Apple might be released in June next year. The next in line is rumored to be named iPhone 5S, following the naming convention Apple has followed so far.
Analyst Peter Misek is the origin of these speculations. He speculates that iPhone 5S would most likely be launched in June, 2013. He also predicts that the smartphone will come in a range (6 to 8) of color options. This is to be expected since Apple's rivals, Nokia and Samsung already offer their smartphones in a variety of color options. Apple's recent iPod Touch ( 4 inch) has been released in 6 different colors.
The analyst also predicts that the new iPhone will arrive with a set of new and improved specifications like improved battery, a superb HD camera and NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology.