iPhone 5 features are being speculated by everyone. But you shouldn’t count your chickens before they hatch and Apple fans shouldn’t expect everything that is being speculated in the media and tech blogs across the world.
Apple fans are in the final days of their long wait for the next version of iPhone. The new iPhone (possibly iPhone 5) is rumored to go official during the upcoming Apple media event slated to be held on 12 September at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. It was here at the same venue that Apple unveiled its new iPad tablet in March. As per reports, Apple has started preparing the Yerba Buena Center with Apple logos, exterior banners and others.
iPhone 5 mockup at IFA 2012
At the IFA 2012 trade fair, some accessory makers showcased a mockup of iPhone 5. The device was designed based on the rumors about the product. The mockup iPhone 5 was taller and had a headphone jack on the bottom part. Some accessory makers also unveiled a few iPhone 5 accessories like cases at IFA 2012. Those products have no connection with the iPhone, however.
It is not anything new to say that the new iPhone will come out with 4G LTE. Most rumor mills have the same voice when it comes to 4G LTE capability of iPhone 5. Indeed, 4G LTE feature will largely help Verizon over AT&T. Being the country’s largest LTE service provider, Verizon can attract more customers, analysts think. Of course, it will be big slap on the face of AT&T, which first carried iPhone in the U.S. AT&T is far behind to Verizon in providing LTE.
Near Field Communication
NFC is a technology for quick data transfer between two proximal devices. Most high-end Android phones tout this feature. Users can make payments at checkouts and transfer data between friends via NFC. There is a rumor that the new iPhone will come with NFC. A leaked image of the new iPhone reportedly has a slot for NFC chip. Japanese blog Macotakara has also speculated that new iPhone and iPod Touch may likely have NFC support.
The new iPhone is expected to sport a 4-inch display. Reuters recently reported that LG has started producing a huge number of display panels with “in-cell multitouch technology.” Samsung and LG have been providing display for iPhone and iPad. So we have enough reason to think that Apple may mount a large display. Indeed, with a 3.5-inch crammed display, iPhone will not be able to lift challenge to the leading Android phones that have 4.5-inch plus displays.
A new look and feel
The new iPhone may be a completely fresh product. It will have a new screen size, dimensions, thickness and weight. The handset will be far more user-friendly and it can take on the latter-day Android products in this regard. Samsung’s Galaxy S3 will be it major threat in market in design and look.