iPhone 5, predicted to be launched at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this June, will be the first iPhone to be waterproof, according to the latest rumor reported in the Daily Mail, UK.
The latest iPhone is perhaps the most-hyped in the history of Apple smartphones and now rumors are rife that the iPhone 5 (which is what most reports have called the forthcoming device) may feature a special nanotech coating over its chips, which is impenetrable by water and which will let the iPhone user take calls even underwater.
The iPhone 5, however, is not the only smartphone to receive this high-end waterproof technology. Rather, its biggest competitor Samsung Galaxy S3 too is expected to have the same feature.
As the launch date of Apple's flagship phone comes closer, take a look at all the speculated features of the iPhone 5.
Display: iPhone 5 is rumored to sport 3.7 to 4.0 inches Quantum Dot LED curved glass edge-to-edge display.
Shape: Contrary to earlier rumors, Apple is expected to give a symmetrical and not a teardrop shape to the iPhone 5.
Input Features: iPhone 5 might include features such as scratch-resistant glass, aluminum plate casing, oleophobic coating, accelerometer, gyro and proximity sensor.
Processor: iPhone 5 is predicted to integrate a fast 1.2-to-1.5 GHz quad-core A6 chip, with probably 1GB or more of RAM.
Operating System: It is speculated that Apple may bring out its next OS, presumably called iOS 6, at the WWDC in June 2012 followed by the launch of iPhone 5.
Memory: iPhone 5 is expected to come with 16/32/64 GB. Unlike all other iPhones, Apple might pack an external microSD card support in its new-gen iPhone.
Camera: iPhone 5 might come with a 12 megapixel or more dual-LED flash camera with flash unit to be separated from the camera sensor. Rumors suggest that iPhone 5 will have a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting. Another rumor indicated that iPhone 5 will have a 3-D camera.
4G LTE and NFC: The Apple smartphone is expected to come with 4G LTE support and NFC.
Battery: The iPhone 5 is expected to have a better battery life than the Li-Po 1420 mAh battery in the iPhone 4S that gives up to 8 hours of talk time on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM).
Wireless Charging: iPhone enthusiasts can expect a revolutionary way of charging mobile devices to be introduced with the iPhone 5. The inductive wireless charging technology for the devices would enable the phone to juice up its battery without the use of cables or plugs.