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Would You Buy An iPhone 5 If It Looked Like The 4S?

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If leaked designs of the upcoming iPhone 5 are to be believed then the iPhone is continuing to evolve gradually. The latest leaked specifications were published on 4th August 2012 by numerous high tech sources, including Gizmodo Australia and CNET UK:

iPhone 5 rumors

The launch date for the new iPhone 5 has been rumored to be 21st September, but this is just one of many leaked dates. Many are saying that the leaks may be Apple’s way of whetting the appetites of iPhone 5 fans in anticipation of the new handset.

This will be the sixth generation of the iPhone and it is said to have a larger display than previous models. Rumor has it that the device will have a 4 inch display with a 16:9 ratio aspect and may be 1136 x 640 pixels. The iPhone 4 is 960 x 640. It has also been said that the height of the phone will increase to 90.25mm and the glass on the display may be 10% thinner. The leaked photos show a narrower case designed in grey and white versions. It is also thought that the dock connector will be changed from the old 30 pin to a new 19 pin. It will supposedly also boast support for LTE and have 1GB of RAM.

If the iPhone 5 has iOS 6 out of the box it will have the new maps app as opposed to Google Maps. The new maps will have a 3D mode in high resolution and there may be many other surprises bundled into the software.

With Apple and Samsung battling it out in the courts Apple only managed to sell 26 million handsets in the last quarter, which was down from 35.1 million sold the quarter before. However demand has built up for the new iPhone 5 and sales are expected to bounce back once the handset is released.

All of the leaks and rumors all help to bolster interest in the iPhone 5 and on release date there are sure to be customers lining up to be among the first to get their hands on the handset. However based on the leaks we’ve seen so far suggesting that it will look almost identical to the 4S but with a taller frame, would you still want to upgrade from your 4 or 4S?

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