At this moment in time there is one mobile handset which offers specification that eclipses what all rival models can offer. The new HTC One X is a powerful device that not only incorporates a quad core processor but also a host of other great features including a superb camera and the latest version of the Android operating system. There are some new models due for release soon however that are looking to outshine this great device. One of these phones is the new iPhone 5 from Apple. We take a look at the rumoured specification of this new model and see how it compares with the One X.
Although we have not seen any official shots of the new iPhone 5 we can be sure that this new device will boast a brand new design. The design of the iPhone 4S is now two years old as the same chassis was also used on the iPhone 4. In a bid to appeal to consumers who already own one of these models Apple will look to offer an exciting new design on their latest model. Apple are renowned for producing very stylish devices so we can expect something really special from the iPhone 5. Many reports suggest that the phone will offer an unusual curved design that will help it stand out from its competitors. The HTC One X is not only a very visually appealing device but it is also very well built. The handset measures 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs a very lightweight 130 grammes. The device looks much better than the majority of other phones that HTC have released thanks to the very thin bezel that surrounds the screen and its very slim profile. The design is curvier than many rival handsets but this works well with the textured back panel. The One X is one of the most attractive devices on the market but we can expect the new iPhone 5 to rival it in this area when it is eventually released.
When the iPhone 4S was launched the Retina display that it incorporated offered the highest pixel density on the market. Recently a number of new mobiles are offering screens that rival this display so we expect that Apple will raise the bar again for screen technology when they launch the iPhone 5. Not only will the screen on this new phone be considerably larger than previous iPhone models but it will also offer a pixel density higher than the 326PPI that the iPhone 4S offers. Until this model is launched the HTC One X offers a screen that beats just about every rival handset. The model uses a massive 4.7 inch Super LCD2 screen. Many models that incorporate larger displays usually offer a lower pixel density than smaller screened devices but this is not the case with the One X. The phone can show a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a total pixel density of 317PPI. The display is constructed from Gorilla glass which means that it is very resistant to scratches and scuffs and this material is also likely to be used on the new iPhone 5.
The HTC One X is currently the most impressive smartphone available. The phone boasts a striking design and a superb screen but we expect the iPhone 5 to rival this handset in both departments when it is finally released.
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The fact that the earliest rumored release date for the iPhone 5 is still two months away hasn’t stopped people from gossiping about what may or may not be on Apple’s upcoming smartphone release. Let’s look at some of the most talked-about iPhone 5 specification rumors.
First, let’s talk launch dates. There are two camps expecting different launch schedules for the new iPhone. One group thinks Apple’s next-gen smartphone will be out by June and previewed at the Worldwide Developer Conference, just like previous iPhones had been.
And there’s the other group, those who are expecting the device out by October, as June would be less than a year removed from the iPhone 4S’ launch. Both sides have cited anonymous Foxconn employees as their sources, but the way we see it, the actual launch date may actually fall in between those two predictions.
Since the launch of Apple’s new iPad last month, there have been speculations of its features becoming a part of the new iPhone. This would primarily include 4G LTE, and it has recently been confirmed that the iPhone 5 would support this new, exciting standard. The A5X dual-core CPU/quad-core GPU may serve as the new iPhone’s power source, but there is also a possibility it may come with a newer, more potent processor, tentatively called the A6.
Lastly, the iPhone’s lack of display size may likely be addressed on the upcoming iPhone 5 iteration. More and more handsets are making the iPhone’s standard 3.5-inch screen size look microscopic.
Currently the prevailing rumors suggest that Apple will either increase the screen size to four or 4.6 inches. The latter would be more favorable, as the former would still leave the iPhone 5 well behind most of its competitors in terms of screen size.
Apple hasn’t yet launched its iPhone 5, despite hopes that it would do so last year before it offered up the iPhone 4S. But that doesn t mean the company won’t do it this year. In fact, rumors abound, suggesting Apple will launch the iPhone 5 this year. The stage is set, according to the latest rumors, for Apple to blow smartphone users away with its next smartphone.
That said, it s hard to determine what the device might come with when it launches sometime later this year. Over the last several months, a host of rumors have surfaced that either corroborate or counter earlier claims. All that has created a scenario where rumors keep coming and consumers have no idea what to believe. It s a real issue for analysts, too, who want to predict Apple’s future financial success.
To provide some understanding of the rumors circulating about the next Apple iPhone model and to provide some guidance about which ones might be more plausible than others, this column will examine 10 of the more prevalent rumors. Then readers can decide which ones make sense and which ones don’t.
1. A bigger display
The iPhone s 3.5-inch screen looks awfully small compared with competing devices featuring a 4.3- or even 4.6-inch display. Now a host of rumors suggest that Apple could launch either a 4- or 4.6-inch screen with its new iPhone 5. If so, that just might make current iPhone customers want to ditch their current devices and take advantage of the bigger screens.
2. A June launch
According to the latest rumors, all signs point to a June launch for Apple’s iPhone 5. The rumor mill, citing information supposedly leaking out of Apple supplier Foxconn, claims that the device will be unveiled at the Worldwide Developers Conference–an event used in the past for new iPhone launches–and be released at some point around that time.
3. An October launch
Guess what? Another rumor out of Foxconn says Apple doesn’t want to launch the iPhone 5 in June, since it would be too close to the launch of the iPhone 4S. Therefore, the company is reportedly considering launching the device in October to give the 4S enough room to generate massive profits for the tech giant.
4. 4G LTE iPhone
When Apple launched the new iPad with 4G LTE connectivity, nearly everyone believed that the iPhone 5 would follow suit. Now, a host of rumors have surfaced confirming that speculation. What’s not clear, though, is how Apple will handle battery drain that inevitably comes with LTE support.
5. An all-new design
Apple has been using the same glass design in the iPhone for two years, which makes it quite likely that Apple will do something special with the iPhone 5′s looks. According to Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White, who spoke with component suppliers, the new iPhone will come with a unibody design that won t look like the iPhone 4S.
6. Support for the Apple A5X chip
In the past, Apple has brought a new processor to its iPad first and then delivered the same chip to its next-generation iPhone. Several rumors have suggested that Apple will follow that same plan with the iPhone 5 and make the A5X chip, featuring dual-core processing power and quad-core graphics support, available in the next-generation handset.
To read the original eWeek article, click here: Apple iPhone 5: 10 Most Prevalent Rumors About New Features
In the case of Apple’s existing iPhone 4S, people didn’t experience anything new from the device’s look as it was pretty much identical to its predecessor, the iPhone 4. And that has probably paved the way for growing rumors that Apple will bring some change to the form factor of its flagship smartphone’s next iteration.
Some earlier rumors suggested that Apple’s sixth generation smartphone would adopt a teardrop design. If recent rumors are to be believed, the new iPhone would be symmetrical in shape with an aluminum rear panel reinforced by a glossy plastic or rubberized bezel.
The new rumor goes that the next Apple iPhone will sport a new form factor that “could employ a single unibody frame reminiscent of the company’s MacBook lineup,” AppleInsider reported.
Given that the new iPad has Retina display with a groundbreaking 2048 x 1536 resolution, the next iPhone is also expected to feature something higher in terms of its display. While some recent reports suggest that the phone will sport a large 4.6-inch screen, reports surfaced last week said that Apple would consider the current 3.5-inch screen size. Some other sources also said that the device will sport Quantum Dot LED curved glass edge-to-edge display with 1280 x 720 resolutions (367ppi). There are reports that suggest that the new iPhone will have an edge-to-edge display, making the smartphone even more appealing for Apple fans.
Considering Android smartphones are increasingly coming with 8 megapixel camera, the iPhone 5 is also expected to feature something similar or even higher. Some speak about an 8 megapixel or even 10 megapixel camera and the possibility of taking pictures in the panorama mode. Rumors also suggest that the iPhone 5 will have a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting.
In March, a DigiTimes report cited unnamed sources within the Taiwan-based smartphone manufacturer, who claimed that the next generation iPhone would “very likely” contain an embedded 4G LTE radio. Given that the new iPad came with 4G LTE support, the probability of LTE technology being incorporated in Apple’s next iPhone cannot be ignored right away.
Many reports said that the NFC technology would also be featured in the upcoming Apple phone. A recent report by the Insane Planet said that the NFC technology on the iPhone 5 “is becoming a huge possibility.” The report cited a Patently Apple post regarding an Apple patent application about “iWallet” and NFC and said that Apple had “granted a patent for iWallet to payments via NFC and diagrams passed from Apple to the Patent Trademark Office in the US shows an iPhone which may possibly be the iPhone 5.”
Rumors are also rife that an A6 processor will power the next iPhone. It will be a superfast 1.2 to 1.5 GHz processor with 1GB or more of RAM to offer amazing processing capabilities to the smartphone.
As far as the operating system is concerned, iOS 6 is highly anticipated. Apple released iOS 5.1, an incremental update to iOS 5 on March 7. The current iPhone 4S and the new iPad will run the latest iOS update, says Apple. Since every new Apple device comes with an upgraded version of the company’s mobile operating system, speculations are rife that an update to iOS 6.0 is possible by the time of the iPhone 5 release.
Apple fans are also hoping for an improvised battery to be incorporated in the iPhone 5. As per the rumor, the phone will have a better battery life than the Li-Po 1420 mAh battery in iPhone 4S that gives up to 8 hours of talk time on 3G and up to 14 hours on 2G (GSM).
As per the release goes, some earlier reports said Apple would launch iPhone 5 at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June this year. The reports suggested that the June launch of the next iPhone would bring an end to an eight-month-long life span of the current iPhone 4S.
However, recent rumors suggested that Apple might launch the device in the second half of 2012. The Cupertino tech giant might abandon mid-year launches and consider a 12-month iPhone upgrade cycle starting in the fall.
While there is no official word on when the upcoming iteration of the Apple iPhone is finally arriving, chances of a
fall launch look stronger than that of a summer launch.
Apple would be inclined to pull the trigger on a June iPhone 5 release, had there been a decrease in the iPhone 4S sales, but there’s hardly any sign of that so far, say reports. In its fiscal first quarter ending Dec. 31, 2011, Apple reported iPhone sales of 37 million, an increase of 128 percent year-over-year, and the iPhone 4S was only released in some markets as recently as January.
In addition, unlike a summer release, the fall release of the next iPhone would ensure that the owners of the current iPhone 4S have completed at least a year into their carrier contracts, according to iDownload Blog. It will “allow most of them to purchase a new iPhone at the subsidized price.” Releasing the new iPhone before the holidays would also help Apple record good sales.
If reports hold true, the iPhone 5 will launch this summer at WWDC 2012. Given this information, it would only be natural that some new iPhone 5 test units should be floating around the Cupertino campus test labs.
iPhone 5 undergoing testing, incredibly fast?
No a reports from 9to5Mac claims that an iPhone 5 prototype along with an iPod touch have reached Apple’s labs and undergoing tests as we speak. Interestingly, the iPhone 5 prototype packs 1GB RAM along with a variation of the A5X chip that we see in the New iPad 3. The report adds that the iPhone 5 is incredibly fast.
Now if you’ve read an iPhone 4S review before, you will know that despite the many upgrades it had over its predecessor, it remained with 512MB RAM just like in the iPhone 4. This was quite surprising but nevertheless allowed the iPhone to operate smoothly. Now with twice as much RAM and a modified A5X chip, we can expect the iPhone 5 to pack quite a punch.
While the iPhone has not necessarily been heralded for its powerful hardware (Android models at the time of release generally pack higher specs), the New iPad 3 certainly changed things. Not only did it provide a rich media experience like its predecessor, but it GPU was the most powerful on the market and its Retina Display arguably the best. So we could very well see the same with the iPhone 5 which may actually be ahead of the pack come launch day in terms of packing the most powerful hardware.
We’ll keep you posted as more develops.
Article source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/itslideshow/12633482.cms
9to5Mac reader Spencer Caldwell has come up with a concept of an iPhone 5 featuring a 4-inch screen. The handset also displays a vertical growth. Its creator added more pixels vertically, while maintaining the same pixels horizontally, which is similar to the configuration on the iPhone 4S, that is 640-by-1152 pixels. The length of such a screen would give users access to more apps through one screen, as such a display would support six rows of applications. In addition, Caldwell has extended the device’s home button, ditching the previous circular form. Latest reports suggest the iPhone 5 could arrive in June or October. Besides LTE support, nothing is known for certain as far as the device’s specs are concerned.
9to5Mac reader Spencer Caldwell has come up with a concept of an iPhone 5 featuring a 4-inch screen.
The handset also displays a vertical growth. Its creator added more pixels vertically, while maintaining the same pixels horizontally, which is similar to the configuration on the iPhone 4S, that is 640-by-1152 pixels.
The length of such a screen would give users access to more apps through one screen, as such a display would support six rows of applications.
In addition, Caldwell has extended the device’s home button, ditching the previous circular form.
Latest reports suggest the iPhone 5 could arrive in June or October. Besides LTE support, nothing is known for certain as far as the device’s specs are concerned.
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