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iPhone 5: Five Reasons To Wait For It

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Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 5 (if rumors prove true) on September 12. There’s been a lot of speculation about this handset, and Apple has kept its details secret, but sources have leaked a few specs. Here are some of the delights you can expect from the iPhone 5, with a comparison of what’s on the market already.

iPhone 5 specs (rumors)

The iPhone 5 is rumored to feature a larger screen than the iPhone 4S. Apple may be trying to compete with the Android crew, like the HTC One X, the Galaxy Nexus and, of course, the Samsung Galaxy S3 with their massive displays.

It’s almost a foregone conclusion that the iPhone 5 will have 4G LTE support. Verizon, Sprint and AT&T are working to get their LTE coverage as far and wide as possible, but the Verizon iPhone 5 will most likely be the one seeing the real benefits if the device does come out in September.

The iPhone 5 will probably be lighter than the 4S, which means it can compete with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3. Even if it is a bit thinner than the previous iPhones, it won’t be THAT much thinner as Apple needs to fit in the LTE radios and increase the battery capacity to power its new smarts.

One certain thing is a new chip – processors are getting smaller and faster each year. Right now, the latest Android phones are faster than the iPhone 4S, but this lead is probably temporary.

We may also be in for a few surprises with some home-grown apps, especially Apple’s own maps app, if the iPhone 5 does indeed leap out of the box with iOS 6 preloaded.

Mike is the man who reviews gadgets that aren’t mainstream or products that can’t exactly be classified as consumer electronics e.g. portable talking toilets. It’s always interesting to read about the crazy products we have here in Asia that just don’t get as much publicity as they warrant.