Apple’s anticipated iPhone 5 is expected to arrive in September but new rumors suggest that the Cupertino-based company may delay the launch even further up to October.
If the rumors are to be believed, the successor to iPhone 4 may arrive with a larger display and Near Field Communication (NFC) facility. All the rumors since the announcement of the smartphone has made it one of the most anticipated gadgets of 2011.
The new iPhone 5 will sport a new design, although the body may remain same as that of the iPhone 4. Reports said that iPhone 5 may go back to its original design of the iPhone 3G and will have a curved back that will eliminate all the gripping problems faced with the iPhone 4.
Other reports have suggested that the upcoming smartphone will arrive with a tapered teardrop design and the bottom will be much thinner in comparison to the top end of the phone which might have been made for making video watching more convenient. iPhone 5 may have a metallic back, but there has been rumors about Apple buying about 300 glass cutting machines for a curved glass panel in iPhone 5.
The new device is also expected to arrive with a large 4-inch edge-to-edge screen. There are still some doubts about the smartphone’s retina display resolution which may or may not be increased with the dpi (dots per inch) count remaining the same. The home button is also said to have disappeared in the new model.
iPhone 5 will feature a better camera which will be an 8 MP rear camera with 1080p video playback and panoramic photo capture capability and an improved dual-LED flash unit, and a front facing 5 MP camera. More RAM, possibly 1GB, is also expected and will arrive with an improved A5 processor. Dual-core SoCs are also expected by few.
Other features include an improved antenna, 3-4 internal antennas for both GSM and CDMA networks and wireless charging capability. The only real fact about iPhone 5 known at the moment is that it will feature iOS 5, which will be true multitask capable and come with loads of new features such as News Stand, Reminders, Delta Updates and iMessage.
The smartphone carriers as for the moment may be Verizon or AT&T, but there have been talks about T-Mobile and Sprint being the next successor to feature an iPhone. Previously at the Reuters Tech Summit, Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer Francis Shammo said Apple will produce a universal phone that will function on both networks.