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iPhone 5 launch. What to expect.Oct 03, 2011 08:44 BST
The new iPhone 5 is as close to been released we can almost smell it. Apple will make the announcement on Tuesday 4th October at their Cupertino headquarters. There are lots of speculation on the web about if Apple will launch 2 phones, an iPhone 5 and/or iPhone 4S.
It’s been 16 months since iPhone 4 was release, and so an update is overdue. But wether the phone will be a major overall and resign or just a update like the 3G to 3GS remains to be seen. The rumor mills have been working in overdrive. One possibility is a new design of the phone and will be called iPhone 5.
Some of the new features the new iPhone might include:
- Larger 4 inch screen (current screen is 3.5 inches)
- Faster processor (the same as a iPad 2)
- A new look, a device with curved edges, thinner & lighter
- Improved antenna
- 8 megapixel camera resolution (current model is 5)
- 1080p video recording and playback
- 4G data connection
- NFC (Near Field Communication) for making payments via your phone (Oyster Card, PayPal, credit card etc)
- Larger storage, up to 64gb.
Or the other rumor is it won’t be a major new model, but a so called iPhone 4S. This will be a minor update to the iPhone 4. In a similar move from the iPhone 3G to the 3GS in 2009. The iPhone 4S will only feature slight spec upgrade, faster processor, improved antenna, better camera, larger storage, up to 64gb.
While I would love Apple to release a new resigned iPhone 5, I suspect it will be an iPhone 4S announced on Oct 4th. The invitation sent out to journalists has a number one on the phone (see picture above). The iPhone 4 has only been out just over a year so Apple don’t usually do a major resign after only one model. I also doubt if Apple would also release two phones at the same time as this could confuse the market (unless one was substantially cheaper than the other). No matter what phone Apple release shortly, rumors are it will be available on Oct 15th, I am sure thousands of Apple fans will be lining up to get one. I’m currently on a 3G iPhone and very much looking for something faster and which can take better photos and videos, so I guess I will be joining that queue.
4th October Update:
As widely predicated Apple announced only one phone, an 4S. The outside is the same as a iPhone 4, but the inners are very different. Much faster, better graphics, a 8 megapixel camera which shoots full HD (1080p) looks amazing. And a new App called called Siri, your virtual assistant. The demonstrated was impressive, it answered complex queries asked by voice such as “what’s the weather like today?” and responded in real time with a synthesized voice. Previous voice recognition software never seems to work that well, and it will be interesting to see if Apple have ‘cracked’ this one. The iPhone 4S will be available from Friday October 14th. UK pricing to be announced. You can pre-order the phone from October 7th, which I intend to do so I don’t have to queue!