iPhone 5 features have become talking point long before its launch schedule is officially announced. The sort of buzz that Apple’s forthcoming smartphone is generating in the market is unprecedented. Latest leaks from Cupertino based tech giant, Apple, suggest a September launch for the next generation iPhone being dubbed as iPhone 5 by ever enthusiastic media circles and Apple fans.
There are several features of the next generation iPad that are very clear for even a common iPhone enthusiast. The most important of them is the fact that the new smartphone from Apple will be considerably bigger than the existing iPhone 4S. Though it would still not be able to match Samsung’s latest Galaxy S3 phone that comes with a huge 4.8 inch display, it is going to be significantly bigger. Reports suggest that the forthcoming Apple phone would be at least 4 inch instead of 3.5 inch display that Apple has continued from first generation smartphone.
To be true, iPhone’s size was among the biggest when it was launched five years ago. But now it looks tiny compared to Android smartphones available in the market. Most top class Android smartphone sport at least 4.5 inch or bigger display. If Apple comes with 4 inch display, it will still be significantly smaller than top Android phones, but significantly larger than the existing iPhone 4S.
A recent video released last month showed the front panel of Apple’s next-generation iPhone, with space for a screen length appreciably greater than previous-generation models. The video, posted on Thursday by Japanese site Macotakara, showed a part claimed to be the glass front panel from Cupertino based tech giant’s next generation smartphone. When placed atop a current iPhone, the panel shows a component noticeably longer — long enough so that the hole for the forward-facing FaceTime camera sticks above the current iPhone.
Not just the new smartphone is going to be bigger, it is also going to be wider than the existing variants. A report in Apple Insider suggests that the bigger surface area for the screen on the glass panel of next gen iPhone pictures indicate a new display would be long enough to pass the earpiece on current iPhone models.
A smartphone specialist Brian White who works with Topeka Capital Markets while quoting his sources said that iPhone 5 is going to make its entry in the market in September. Earlier reports had suggested October launch. His sources in Taiwan also talked of a unibody aluminum casing manufactured by Foxconn, Apple’s leading trading partner.