iPhone 5 Likely to Come With More Memory, Storage Besides a Faster (1.2GHz) Processor

Written By Sam on 10 October 2010

Rumor mills are working overtime on reports pertaining to the fifth generation iPhone, iPhone 5 or iPhone 5G as some refer to it. From speculation on its release date to its build (look and feel, hardware et al) to the network that will support it… there is so much being written and said about it, that if we compiled a list of it all, it would turn out to be a formidable one. So, we will touch upon the most widespread, and also the most convincing, rumors on the iPhone 5.

  • CDMA iPhone with Qualcomm Chipset via Verizon: This rumor is one of the oldest, and probably the most widespread. In fact, the Wall Street Journal also claimed that AT&T would “lose its lock on the iPhone” and quoted “people familiar with the matter” as saying that “Apple is making a version of its iPhone that Verizon Wireless will sell early next year”. The report claims Apple’s new CDMA iPhone for Verizon will be released in the first quarter next year. There is also a theory that the new version will come with dual-mode chipsets.
  • Specs similar to the iPhone 4: The iPhone 5 is expected to be incorporate more memory and storage besides a faster (1.2GHz) processor. A Qualcomm chipset seems to be on the cards. Besides these the device is expected to retain most of the features of its predecessor. New specs may include a new antenna and a 3.7-inch screen instead of 3.5-inch one of the earlier version.
  • Digital wallet: Apple is expected to add mobile payment feature to the iPhone 5 using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. If this rumor holds water, the iPhone could double as a credit/debit card.
  • LTE support: The iPhone 5 is expected to be a 4G phone with LTE support for an improved broadband experience in the US.
  • To be released late June or early July: Apple has a history of releasing new iPhone models in June or July window. Hence, the June-July window is what majority are betting on for the release of the new device. However, some claim Apple will break the tradition this time and roll out the phone in May next year. There are also those who believe Apple may launch its new iPhone as early as January 2011 and put to end all issues related to Antennagate and Glassgate.
  • No significant change in price: The price of the new phone is expected to remain more or less the same. Users in the UK may see an increase in price because VAT is likely to be raised in the country next January.

via TechRadar

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