Cupertino based Apple’s New iPhone 5 will be rich in features. But people wonder if it will have cordless charging like Nokia Lumia 920 (video)
Nothing can make bigger headlines than Apple’s iPhone. Neither any other brand grabs as much attention as Apple, nor any Apple product reaches close to popularity level of iPhone. With an Apple event just days away, it is no surprise that every other product has been relegated to the margins of the tech publications both in print and online.
Though Apple hasn’t said a word as to what it is planning to unveil during its September 12 event, there is near unanimity among Apple watchers that the Cupertino based company would be introducing a new version of its hottest selling product iPhone. Though the tech world and tech mavens are already calling it an iPhone 5, there is no certainty that the biggest tech company in the world will go as to what they desire. The last time Apple launched its iPhone 4S, people were already calling it an iPhone 5.
So far we don’t really have any idea as to what sort of changes and improvements Apple is going to incorporate in the forthcoming version. Apple has the policy of being tight-lipped about its future products and despite all sorts of rumors swirling around, it keeps itself away from making any clarifications of any sort.
There are many reports doing the rounds about the sort of changes that will be incorporated in it. A Pocket-Lint report says that Apple iPhone 5 is going to be dock-free or wireless. There are unending stream of reports about the next generation iPhone. There is tremendous pressure on Apple to bring out the next generation iPhone more so following the rather poor Q3 results that showed expectations falling short by big margin. Wall Street pundits are of the view that iPhone 4S has lost much of the sheen for people in the US and even elsewhere and prospective iPhone buyers are moving to Samsung’s Galaxy S3 to get the best out of their hard earned money.
Introduced in the market just three months ago from now, it has already sold more than twenty million units of this super phone. This is a record of sorts for any Android smartphone. But iPhone 5 will be a big improvement over its existing variant iPhone 4S and a previous report had suggested that it will be the biggest success for any smartphone in the history. A 9to5Mac reporter who analysed the previously-obtained hardware code dump for Apple’s next-generation iPhone prototypes, discovered that the code makes reference to hardware components supporting near field communication (NFC) capabilities.
The same report in 9to5Mac blog further goes on to say, “We’ve previously been able to pull data from PreEVT iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2), which leads us to believe that the new iPhone will have a bigger 1136×640 display. We also detailed a lot of the hardware here but forgot one very important little bit. Further investigation into this hardware code dump leads us to believe that these iPhones also have Near Field Communication (NFC) controllers directly connected to the power management unit (PMU)”. NFC will change the way we use iPhone. Reports suggest that with NFC integration, iPhone 5 will also double up as iwallet. A Computerworld report says, “Should Apple choose to offer NFC within iPhone 5 the company will — I hope — ensure international support from the get-go. Indeed, I urge Apple to do just that — there’s no point flagging up use of your iPhone as a wallet to the device’s international market if the feature only works in the US.” This will ensure that Apple doesn’t really face the same embarrassment that it faced following the launch of the new iPad on 4G issue.
Meanwhile Apple is set to come with smaller dock connector in its iPhone 5. Instead of 30 pin dock connector we will see a smaller dock connector. But will it also have cordless charging as we recentl saw in Nokia Lumia 920?