iPhone 5: What We Really Know

iPhone 5: What We Really Know
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iPhone 5: What We Really Know

Apple’s next generation of iPhone is a hot topic of discussion in the tech world. There are many rumors, concepts, leaked images, and videos all dealing with this new device. If reports are true, then Apple’s next generation iPhone, which can be called iPhone 5, is going to be launched in the fall of 2012. We’ll be seeing a device which is redesigned, and with better tech specs.

Checking for all the iPhone 5 rumors manually is a boring task, and that’s why we have compiled this list below.

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Here’s what we know about iPhone 5

iPhone 5 To Come With 1GB RAM, NFC and 4G LTE:
The iPhone 5 is going under a testing phase, and the test unit comes with 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE radio, and NFC hardware. 4G LTE was long pending, and now since even the new iPad (third generation) comes with this technology, it definitely makes sense for Apple to integrate this technology in the company’s newest smartphone.

iPhone 5 release date:
iPhone 5’s expected release date is during September, or October of this year. Many analysts and technology blogs agree to this.

But contrary to this, KnowYourMobile announced that according to their anonymous reliable industry sources, iPhone 5 could release on August 7. They also further added that the release dates have been brought forward, from October to August.

There’s also a possibility that Apple’s smaller iPad, also known as iPad Mini, will also launch during the same event. If this really happens, then Apple fans will get double bonuses this fall. The iPad Mini can come with a screen size of 7.85-inches and it won’t feature Retina display. Apple has not yet confirmed whether there’s really a smaller iPad coming or, if this is yet another rumor.

iPhone 5 to have Quad Core Processor
A rumor claims that Apple’s next generation iPhone will be powered by a similar processor to the S III. If the rumors are true, then Apple is expected to release its next-generation iPhone, built on Samsung’s Exynos 4 quad-core processor. Apple might name the new processor ‘A6 processor.’

Third generation iPads come with an A5X processor, which is a slightly updated processor, compared to previous A5 processors. It would be worth watching whether Apple uses the A5X processor, or a new A6.

What’s in a name
As we know,  iPads third generation is called the new iPad, and not the iPad 3.In the same way, iPhone 5 can also be named as the new iPhone. For sure, this is going to confuse those who are not aware of Apple’s naming scheme.

In-cell display technology would be used in iPhone 5
According to The Wall Street Journal, the sixth generation of Apple’s smartphone will feature a thinner touchscreen display with in-cell technology. This technology would allow Apple to combine the touch sensors and LCD into one layer. This means that there’s no need for a separate touch screen layer. This would not only make the touchscreen thinner by design, but it also means that Apple can save more money in the long run.

According to a cell phone survey – Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster reports, that out of 400 consumers who are surveyed, 65% said they expected their next phone to be an iPhone. The results of this survey are really interesting, which you can read from here.

We’ll keep you informed about everything related to iPhone 5. Keep checking ValueWalk !

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