Those who are eager to get their hands on the next-generation iPhone will have to wait for another few months. The specs of this model are still a matter of intense debate, with some sources pointing to a significant revamp.
Apple pushed back the release of the iPhone 4 replacement, passing over its usual June launch window for new smartphones. Most sources agree that the debut of the latest version is coming in September, on schedule with this company’s regularly-held fall event.
A Disagreement on Details
A majority of the reports that supposedly give an advance look at the details of Apple’s next smartphone have it pegged as a small bump, with an A5 dual-core processor instead of an A4 single-core one in the iPhone 4 and the 5 megapixel camera replaced by an 8 megapixel one.
However, not all sources agree. An allegedly reliable source has told BGR that the upcoming model will have a “radical new case design”, though what this will mean was not explained. However, some previous reports might help fill in the details. Several months ago, an inside source said that the iPhone 5 is going to drop the sharp edges of the current version and will instead return to the look of the first iPhones, with curved edges.
There have also been rumors that Apple intends to increase the size of its smartphone’s display. This will supposedly be accomplished by shrinking the size of the bezel on either side of the screen, not increasing the overall bulk of the unit.
The BGR source also indicated that the iPhone could be on the market earlier than otherwise expected. An announcement could be scheduled for the first half of August, with the launch coming before the end of that month.
Whatever its hardware or release date, this product will undoubtedly debut with iOS 5, the next version of Apple’s operating system. In fact, some insiders have indicted that the release of this company’s smartphone was pushed back when Apple realized that iOS 5 wasn’t going to be ready in June. This version will include wireless synchronization, a new system for notifications, an updated browser, and other changes.