Latest rumors about release date suggest that the forthcoming iPhone version being called iPhone 5 will be showcased in August by Cupertino based Apple. A report in Wired says that the next gen iPhone 5 is not as far away from reality as we were expecting. The Wired report suggests that Tim Cook, Apple CEO will showcase the latest smartphone from his company on 7th August.
Earlier reports had suggested an October date for iPhone 5 launch. Many of us believed easily as last year too Apple had introduced its 5th generation iPhone 4S in the month of October. But things seem to be moving pretty fast. May be Apple has realised that it cannot leave aside the intensifying competition in the market and cannot shrug it off as it used to do.
Till merely two years ago there was no product that could have challenged the might of Apple’s iPhone. But now there are numerous products already in the market that completely outshine iPhone 4S, the current version of iPhone. Galaxy S2 was as good as iPhone 4S and now with Galaxy S3 readily available in the market including that of the US, iPhone 4S is simply no match for it.
But fight is going to begin if Apple launches its next generation smartphone in August. Wired, while reasoning the August launch of the next gen Apple phone points out, “next iPhone will be unveiled during an August 7 Apple keynote. The next iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 6, is also expected to be officially released at the same time”.
Meanwhile Wall Street Journal that rightly predicted iPhone 4S’ launch last year has also confirmed several details about iPhone 5. It says that new iPhone will come with a 4-inch display, increasing .5-inches from the current iPhone 4S’s 3.5-inch display. The report also has complete details about the display size and its quality. The report goes on to say that the next generation Apple phone will come with 1136×640 resolution (that’s up from the current 960×640 resolution on the iPhone 4S). The iPhone’s dimensions will remain roughly the same, meaning the actual size of the device will not grow, despite the slightly larger screen. So there will be no issue concerning the bigger size of the device.
Meanwhile there are more details emanating from other sources about the forthcoming Apple baby. A report in 9to5Mac says that instead of the five year old 30-pin dock connector, the forthcoming version will come with smaller dock connector of 13 pin.