iPhone 5 Release Date: New Photos & Specs Leaked Ahead of September 12th …
We are weeks away from the release of the iPhone 5 and the rumor mill is on fire. Although WWDC, the release of iOS 6, and a few crafty outlets have been able to confirm some new features for the next iPhone, leaving little to doubt. But Apple is known for some last minute surprises and the exact iPhone 5 release date is still slightly up in the air – although we have pin pointed it tremendously. We can confirm that the iPhone 5 will be released in the fall – likely September 12th. Mashable has picked up multiple reports this week of a September 12th iPhone event, and reports that Sharp is ready to start shipping the new iPhone screens this month.
With a larger screen, the release of iOS 6 and a rumored new 19 pin connector the anticipation for the new Apple’s new iPhone is at unprecedented levels. Here is everything that we know about the upcoming iPhone 5 which will most likely be dubbed “the new iPhone.”
iPhone 5 Release Date
As mentioned above the iPhone 5 release date is expected to be on September 12th at a major Apple event. Seeing that iOS 6 will be available in the fall you should expect to see that aligned with the release of the iPhone 5. We have also heard a rumor of a new mini iPad being released this fall along side the iPhone 5 release date.
According to Business Insider the demand for the iPhone 5 is at an unprecedented level. From their report.
The market research firm surveyed more than 4,000 consumers in mid-June and found that 14% said they were very likely to buy the next iPhone and 17% said they were somewhat likely to buy it. In other words, nearly a third of consumers say they will likely buy the fifth generation iPhone.
iPhone 5 Leaked Photos
iLab, an iPhone repair shop in Japan claims to have gotten their hands on most coveted to-be-released tech product of 2012: the iPhone 5. There have been iPhone 5 concept photos floating around the internet since the iPhone 3 was still on the market, but these appear to be the first legitimate photos of the highly anticipated smartphone. The shop’s leaked iPhone 5 photos and video show the reported two-tone metal case, larger screen, smaller dock connector, new speaker grill, and housing. Take a look at the images and video of the iPhone 5 that were leaked by iLab below and keep reading for more information about the phone. We have also included a few potential designs as well courtesy of Mashable, 9to5Mac and etechmag.
iPhone 5 Photos
iPhone 5 Photos
iPhone 5 Potential Specs
The biggest new is a new iPhone connector and larger iPhone screen. And this is huge news because now Apple’s chargers will no longer be consistent across devices and a larger iPhone screen has been on everyone’s wish list since day one.
The newest rumors are that of a centered front facing camera and the possibility of Near Field Communication controllers directly connected to the Power Management Unit of the new iPhone. This NFC rumors comes from a report on 9to5mac. NFC has been a buzzword surrounding the mobile industry for a while. Let’s see if Apple can introduce it successfully to the world.
The next enormous spec change is having 4G LTE compatibility for the iPhone5. Most Android phones are already using the 4G network, so this move makes complete sense. Next, a quad core processor and upgraded chipset, here’s a new report on the possibility of a quad core processor. Next, is the potential of a 3D camera for the iPhone – take this one with a very large grain of salt though. Last but not least is the introduction of a “LiquidMetal” casing which would allow for a stronger and unique casing. Check out the report below. In addition to a few new specs, you can expect to see an updated operating system aka iOS 6. Here are some rumors surrounding the iOS 6 release date.
iPhone 5 Leaked Housing Video from iLab
Will you be buying the iPhone 5 or “new iPhone” on the day it’s released? I know that I am.