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In a recent leaked photo of the iPhone 5’s components, an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip was spotted.
A photobucket user “meme_168” leaked the photos. The image reportedly shows an unassembled new iPhone.
The images also show that the device’s front-facing camera has been moved. It is now located above the earpiece. On the iPhone 4S, it was located on the side of the earpiece. In the location where the camera was once found is a new component that is believed to be an NFC chip.
Although there is nothing that on the snaps that say this is an NFC chip, it is consistent with the 5mm by 5mm square NFC chips available.
Do you think the iPhone 5 will sport an NFC chip? Give us your thoughts.
Compared to the Samsung Galaxy S3’s 8.6mm profile, the iPhone 4S is bulkier at 9.3mm. According to the Chinese newspaper Apple Daily, this is all about to change. The report claims the iPhone 5 will be a mere 7.6mm slim. If true, this would make the new iPhone one of the slimmest smartphones in the market.
The report mentions nothing on how the Cupertino firm plans to make the iPhone 5 slimmer, but there is evidence pointing to a slimmer design.
Aside from having a wider 16:9 4-inch display, the next iPhone is rumoured to sport a smaller dock connector to accommodate the thinner frame. However, since Apple has neither confirmed nor denied these reports, we’ll just have to wait until September when Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 5 to see if the rumours were accurate or not.
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Sharp’s president, Takashi Okuda, says that his company will begin shipping the iPhone 5’s retina displays within the month. In a briefing in Tokyo, he said, “Shipments will start in August.”
The iPhone 5 (or ‘The New iPhone’) is expected to be officially unveiled on the 12th of September with a release date soon after. This would mean that Apple’s next generation iPhone is expected to hit shelves in October.
The iPhone 5 is rumoured wider 16:9 display, a smaller dock connector, and the A6 chip (probably a quad-core processor). It’s a dead cert that the hotly-anticipated handset will run iOS 6.
The iPad maker is rumoured to unveil the iPhone 5 alongside the iPad mini.
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