The enigma of the iPhone is just keeps getting bigger. The fifth generation Smartphone with cutting edge technology is all set to hit the stores later this year. Launched with a bang five years ago, the iPhone still continues to stir up the markets on each one of its releases. Every year, Apple introduces the latest iPhones with better functionalities, more sophisticated technology, and smarter apps. This year is no exception. Let’s have a look at what new aspects Apple has to offer in the iPhone 5.
To begin with, the iPhone 5 is speculated to have a completely different design compared to its predecessor. A new styled casing made using aluminum instead of glass is also expected. However, there are doubts regarding the size of the display screen. A few reports suggest that Apple is going all out to eliminate competition from other larger sized Smartphones and will increase the screen size to 5 inches. On the contrary, there are also rumors which say that Apple will stick to its original display of 3.5 inches, since increasing the size will be problematic for the proper functioning of the iOS apps.
It is almost confirmed that the iPhone 5 will have the fastest internet browsing speed, armed with Long Term Evolution, or 4G networks. However, using LTE technology has its side effects, and is proven to decrease the batter life. The company will showcase a method to devise longer battery life along with using LTE.
Another major feature expected in the iPhone 5 is the change in position of the headphone port. Previously placed on the top of the device, the port has now shifted to the bottom, alongside a mini dock connector. A mini dock connector is a departure from Apple’s previous wider sized docks, to gain space for additional components inside the device.
The camera has always been a great asset for Apple devices. The iPhone 5 will show off an 8 megapixel camera, along with an HD front facing camera for its FaceTime app.
Apple is going all new when it comes to introducing different and never seen before technology ideas like nanosims, in-cell technology and Near-Field Communications.
The iPhone 5 is rumored to feature nano sized sim cards, according to industry specialists. Operators are gearing up and increasing the production of these nano sim cards in order to avoid any shortfall in the numbers. The device will also feature a modern LCD display which integrates touch sensors with itself. This means that the iPhone 5 will have the thinnest ever screen from Apple. Said to be manufactured by Japanese electronics giant Sharp Corp., the device will boast of in-cell technology that drastically reduces the size of the display, increases touch sensitivity and also keeps the weight of the phone to a minimum.
Mad about Apps
Apple stirred up rumors by announcing Passbook, a location-aware app which turns the iPhone into a digital wallet, as a component of the iOS 6. Also the new iPhone shall feature enhanced Siri functionalities, heavier integration with Facebook, and also Apple Maps. FaceTime can be expected with the use of LTE networks.
The iPhone 5 is said to have a price tag of 500 Euros for a 16GB or a 32GB model. It goes up to a 700 Euros for a 64GB model.
The iPhone 5 is armed with a slew of new features and exciting technology. With the competition from Google, Samsung and Microsoft increasing by the day, Apple will look to capture the top slot in the smartphone industry and make sure it stays there for a long time. The iPhone 5 is a device that already has consumers around the world waiting with bated breaths. Reportedly releasing on September 21st, Apple’s latest member in the beloved iPhone family is one device which is worth its hype.