As with all new Apple products, the frenzied fervour to catch a glimpse of the new iPhone is reaching fever pitch. Apple seems uncannily good at keeping company secrets, which in turn generates a tide of publicity and expectation; with fans speculating as to what the iPhone 5 will be able to do. So let us have a little prediction on what we can expect from the iPhone 5 and the expected specifications of the next generation iPhone.
Apple unveiled the retina display MacBook Pro and the iOS 6 in the WWDC, though it created some buzz, it was nothing breathtakingly new, Apple failed in the WOW Factor which was a part of the company’s history. So, if it needs to continue to be the innovation chamber of mobile devices, it needs to introduce something more than resolutionary !
The main updates to the phone might come in the form of a bigger screen and a sleeker design, due to a slim and up-to-the-minute Sony camera sensor. The iPhone has always had a small screen in comparison many of its competitors; the Samsung Galaxy S3 has a huge 4.8 inch screen, the HTC One X weighs in at 4.7 inches, while the Huawei Ascend D Quad displays 4.5 inches. There is a general clamour for phones with bigger screens, which Apple may be unwise to overlook and rumour has it that the iPhone 5 could be appropriately named due to a 5 inch screen. The iPhone has always stuck with a screen size of somewhere around 3.5inches, making it small by smartphone standards. There might be a bump in the resolution if the rumors were to be believed.
The design of the new iPhone is ready for an update; with phones like the Galaxy S3 featuring wonderfully slim designs and stealthy glass frontages making the old iPhones appear a tad chunky. It may stick with the 8mega pixel camera to reduce the need for a bigger width, but use other revolutionary techniques to get the perfect picture. Apple has a patent for a liquid metal glass and has acquired a company working on that in the past. Maybe, we can see some radical change in the design of the phone.
iPhone 4s’s camera is one of the best according to industry standards. But with more new phones like the HTC One X, Nokia Pureview and more focusing mainly on the camera of their devices, it is highly expected that Apple might do something new to the camera. Rumours of 3D photographic capabilities are on the rounds.
Quad core processors have become the industry standard for high end smartphones, so it is expected that the iPhone 5 might come with a Quad core A6 processor and for the RAM, the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s had only 512 MB of RAM, which is what we can find in medium range Android smartphones, A Quad core processor will demand for a more RAM space and we can expect the iPhone 5 to come with 1 GB of RAM.
We can’t be so sure in calling the next generation of iPhones as iPhone 5, it might be named as the new iPhone like Apple did with the iPad, so the speculations on the name of the next gen iPhone is also high.
The 4S came with SIRI, iPhone 5 might bring us more surprises in this aspect. Samsung Galaxy SIII came with lots of new innovations mainly on the software part, like smart stay, S voice etc. So, there might be some new app that Apple might introduce with the next iPhone and it is popularly expected to be related to navigation and maps.
Some people postulated June as the launch month but the wise money is on October. October would be a year since the launch of the iPhone 4S, in keeping with the general iPhone product cycle of previous years.
We wait to see what wonders of consumer technology and great mobile phone deals Apple has in store for us with the ‘new iPhone’ which Apple Fan boys all around the world are expecting.
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