As one of the most eagerly anticipated smartphone releases to date, it now looks like we have a date for the one launch and keynote speech of the Apple iPhone 5. A number of sources including Reuters has suggested that this will take place on the 12th of September, with the handset being on sale shortly after on the 21st of September.
Of course, Apple has always been very good at keeping its products under wraps until they are officially announced, and this is certainly the case with the iPhone 5. While we will not know the features of the handset for sure until it is released, it is sure to boast many new specifications, however it is also likely to include some of the features already found in the manufacturer’s current flagship, the iPhone 4S.
One of the most well known and certainly one of the most innovative features on the iPhone 4S is Siri. The voice activated personal assistant app has contributed massively to the popularity of the device, and is sure to also be included in the iPhone 5, ensuring that Apple remains at the forefront when it comes to the user experience of its handsets.
Like its predecessor, the iPhone 4S has the famous retina display. Since this was first included on the iPhone 4, Apple's smart phones have been synonymous with excellent display quality thanks to be extremely high pixel resolution within the 3.5 inch screen. It gets its name because the human eye cannot distinguish between individual pixels, resulting in such high display quality. This also contributes to the popularity of Apple's smartphones, so is sure to also be included on the iPhone 5, although it is likely that this will be on a larger screens for the handset can compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X.
Although features such as these will probably be included on the new model, there will also be a number of differences between this and its predecessor. One of these is likely to be the processor. In order to compete with phones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X, the iPhone 5 is likely to include a quad-core processor, a massive upgrade to the dual-core processor of the iPhone 4S.
There is now not long to wait until the iPhone 5 is launched, and it looks set to become every bit as popular as previous iPhone models.