There are quite a lot of things going on within Apple right now – and we all believe that besides iPad 3 and iTV, Apple is seriously working on the next-gen iPhone too. The iPhone 5, which was widely rumored to appear this October, actually didn’t make it. Instead, we had the iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 5 features are said to be completely revolutionary over the iPhone 4 and other previous version of iPhone. Software-wise, though, there seems to be nothing much on offer. With iOS 5, iCloud and Siri making their appearances with iPhone 4S, we can’t really ask for more. Still, there’s no saying with what Apple will come up with, in the next few months.
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It’s somewhat touching to note that iPhone 5 was the last iPhone project Steve Jobs worked on, before his demise. The iPhone 5 launch date is still nowhere close, and no one knows really when it could be. Late 2012, for now, looks a safe guess.
There was a rumor that said Jobs disliked the idea of having a 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 – which made it look more like an Android phone. Customer preferences have changed over the years, and since the introduction of various large-screen Android smartphones, people are actually liking it. May be iPhone 5 designers are going for the larger-screen now!
This is one very possible change. The A6 processor is the next-gen processor on the Apple’s line-up. The iPad 3 and the iPhone 5 are both rumored to incorporate this processor – which should bring a huge boost to the apps and the iOS running on the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5 features would also, ideally, include 4G and Near-field communication facilities. Not just this, but the iPhone 5 features might also contain a change in the form-factor. What exactly is not clear, but it could very well mean that the overall experience of an iPhone is going to change radically.
The iPhone 5 launch date was first rumored to be late 2012. Considering some reports, it looks like it could come out before. It depends on various other rumored releases too – like the iPad 3, whose references have been found in the iOS 5.1 beta (along with iPhone 5).