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There are now new reports that suggest that we might just see two iPhones this year instead of just one. These are the iPhone 5 and a cheaper 8 GB version of the iPhone 4, possibly the iPhone 4S. According to Reuters, units of the 4S are already rolling off the assembly line in Korea, which is scheduled to launch in a few weeks.
According to sources, upon first glance, the smartphone will not look smaller than the iPhone 4, but it will come with weaker specs, which will make it more affordable. Compared to 16 and 32 GB options, it will come with only 8 GB of storage. It is said to launch sometime in September.
The iPhone 5 is expected to sport a larger touch screen display, a curved back, and an 8 MP camera. According to TechCrunch, the 5th generation iPhone will make use of both of the CDMA standard (Japan, India, and the US) and the GSM standard, which is used in most countries around the world. This simply means that one version can be used to make calls and just about anything globally.
Do you think we will get to see both the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4S or just the iPhone 5 this September? Let us know what you think.
There are definitely a number of handsets that are currently making waves all throughout the mobile phone community. Here’s a breakdown of the future smartphones to look forward to.
It looks like the iPhone 5 or 4S will be making an appearance this coming September. A refresh of the iPhone 4 was expected on Apple’s WWDC. It has been rumored that the Cupertino firm will instead make way for the handset in place of the scheduled iPod refresh. This is usually on September.
Another future phone to look forward to is the Google Nexus 3. We’ve hearing a number of rumors about the next generation Nexus, which is said to come in Q4 of this year. It is said to be powered by Google’s new iteration to its Android OS, the Ice Cream Sandwich. It will also come with cutting edge features such as 1080p video recording. It has also been rumored that LG will be manufacturing the new Google Nexus 3.
The Droid 3 (Motorola Milestone 3 in the UK) has now been officially announced. It features a 4 inch touch screen and an unconventional QWERTY keyboard with 5 lines as opposed to only 4 lines on its predecessor. It will be powered by a dual-core processor and 2.3 Gingerbread. Sadly, it will not be coming to the UK.
The Blackberry Bold Touch 9900 is another handset to look forward to. This is RIM’s attempt to get back in the game. It will be powered by a 1.2 GHz single-core processor and will be Blackberry’s slimmest smartphones at 10.5 mm, aside from the usual features users love about Blackberry handsets.
Last on the list is Windows-powered Nokia smartphones. The new face of Nokia is expected to hit shops at the later this 2011. Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, has said that the camera process on these future smartphones will be even better than that of the N8’s 12 MP camera. Furthermore, it has buried the hatchet with Qualcomm, so expect these future smartphones to sport powerful processors.
Taking in all of the information released at Apple’s recent WWDC event many annalists have started reading between the lines to work out a release date for the much rumoured iPhone 5 which could be released under the model name iPhone 4S.
For the first time ever, Apple have broken with tradition and not launched or even announced a next generation iPhone at their June event, however with the current iPhone 4 holding up against competition by offering an industry leading retina display with the best pixel density of any phone on the market that still has not been beaten by rival manufacturers it would make sense to concentrate on the development and manufacture of the new iPhone 5 model with a later release date.
The only real thing that the Apple iPhone 4 really lacks against current competition from flagship models such as the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2 is the larger 4.3 inch screen and faster processing speeds from a dual core chip.
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The announcement of iOS 5 somewhat changes the game plan for all future Apple iPhones and iPads by introducing iMessenger and Twitter integration which negates the need for many current third party applications. The introduction of iCloud also changes future devices dramatically with users able to store and access everything from multiple devices which will free up space and allow the iPhone and iPad to perform far faster and smoother.
Of those gathered at the recent WWDC event, many were looking for hints as to when the new iPhone 5 will be released, many now agree that it will be named the iPhone 4S and that it makes sense that if Apple are releasing their iOS 5 in the Autumn then they will most probably set a release date at this same time, so we’re looking at a potential September launch.
Looking at what we should expect from the new iPhone 4S it most certainly will sport the new A5 dual core processor, this has almost been confirmed with current gaming developers already receiving the current iPhone 4 with the new chip installed for testing.
As always, Apple will want to stick with the competition so we can definitely expect to see a larger touch screen, whether they decide to follow suit with the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S2 and go up to 4.3 inches is yet to be confirmed but we expect at least a 4 inch screen.
Analysts also predict that the camera will get an inevitable upgrade, possibly to 8 mega pixels whilst HSPA+ support is expected to be included and a small cosmetic change to set the iPhone 4S aside from the iPhone 4 model. There had been rumours of returning to a metal rear housing rather than the current glass one.
So, roll on September for a larger screen, faster processor, better camera, faster connectivity and slightly different design in the iPhone 4S …. well, we’ll have to wait and see!