Apple are expected to announce the new iPhone 5 on 12th September if rumors hold true and there has been a great deal of speculation about the handset. Apple has kept the device a secret, but some sources have leaked what are said to be components of the device. Here are some of the things you might be able to expect when the iPhone 5 is launched, compared to specs and features of handsets on the market already.
iPhone 5 specs (rumors)
In comparison to the iPhone 4S it is thought that the iPhone 5 will have a larger display. Apple may wish to compete with the likes of Android competitors, for instance the HTC One X, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Nexus.
Everyone is expecting the new iPhone 5 to have support for 4G LTE. Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are working fast on getting their LTE coverage as wide as possible however the Verizon iPhone 5 will likely be the only one to see the biggest benefits if the device does roll out next month.
The iPhone 5 should be lighter than the iPhone 4S. This would ensure that the device could compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
It could be a little thinner than other iPhones. However if so it will not be such a vast difference to the models out now as Apple needs to squeeze in those LTE radios and at the same time increase the battery capacity to support it, both taking up extra room.
One thing that is almost certain to change is a faster microchip in the iPhone 5. This is thanks to great changes in technology and microchips getting smaller and faster with every passing year. At the moment the latest Android handsets on the market surpass the iPhone 4S when it comes to speed.
Apple may surprise us with new native apps which should be interesting. One of these will be Apple’s own map app if the new iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6 preloaded.