From reading countless reports and doing a bit of our own digging, we’ve pulled together what we expect the iPhone 5 full specs to be. Of course we could be completely wrong, so take it with a pinch of salt, but these are the specs that are likely to be valid.
The Apple iPad 2 features a 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom designed chip, the current iPhone 4 utilizes the Apple A4 1GHz chip, which is only single core. With competitors now already offering dual-core processor phones, it’s highly likely the iPhone 5 will make use of the upgraded A5 CPU. It is also known that a dual-core version of the iPhone 4 has been used for development.
If Apple listened to their customers the iPhone 5 will have a 4-inch display. However, there have been a number of leaks that suggest that the new phone will have a 3.7-inch screen, only a minor upgrade from the 3.5-inch model. However, this will be contained in a smaller case, making the screen appear larger than it indeed is. Others have speculated that the retina display may use the latest Quantum Dot LED Technology, which uses less power but provides the same (if not better) quality than a standard OLED.
This one has been known for some time. Since May reporters have claimed the iPhone 5 to use an 8 megapixel camera. Lately this has been reinforced with news that the same two companies who made the 5-megapixel camera for the iPhone 4, also supplying the 8 megapixel camera for the iPhone 5.
With the complaints about the rear of the iPhone casing becoming easily damaged and scratched, it’s not at all surprising reports are speculating a more industrial back. Cases on the Chinese market suggest that the iPhone 5 will be thinner, whether case manufacturers already have design footprints is anyone’s guess, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a slimmer aluminium uni-body style design – much alike the design of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air range.
Hacking group LulzSec managed to get hold of AT&T documents which suggested that the iPhone 5 would offer 4G LTE. It was expected to be included on the iPhone 4, so there’s a possibility it could be supported on the iPhone 5. However, analysts don’t think so.
Near field communication payment allows payments to be made in stores simply by waving your phone in front of the counter. It’s a bit like bragging, “Haha, I’ve got an iPhone 5, you haven’t!” but also free promotion for Apple too. The technology is still fairy unheard of in many countries, according to director of PayPal mobile, Laura Chambers: “you need that first spark for (retailers and merchants) to follow”. Android already has NFC on some of its phones, so it’s a great possibility. Reports also follow that Apple maybe partnering with Paypal for NFC.
As the days go by, there will plenty of rumours to follow. What do you think the Apple iPhone 5 will feature? Share us your ideas by leaving a comment.