iPhone 5 Rumor Roundup: Predicting What We’ll See on September 12
Ever since the story of a September 12 iPhone 5 launch had first broke, rumors pertaining to Apple’s next iteration of the iPhone have been growing in number. Countless photos of purported new iPhone parts have leaked on the Internet, as well as a variety of different design concepts and schematics.
We’ve distilled these rumors and come up with a list of most likely expectations for the sixth-generation Apple iPhone.
One of the oldest iPhone 5 rumors concerns the larger display size. Instead of 3.5 inches, the screen should now measure 4 inches, leading to a taller, and probably thinner design. Speaking of thinness, the latest reports suggest the new iPhone will be 7.6 millimeters thin, giving it a good edge over its top competitors and predecessors, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the 9.6 mm iPhone 4S respectively.
We’ve been hearing about an 8-pin dock connector (or should we say, a smaller dock connector) ad nauseam since two weeks ago, and the relocated headphone jack that is now located at the bottom. Those two are also quite likely to appear on the iPhone 5.
Under the hood, the new features and specs would be led off by iOS 6, 4G LTE connectivity and an improved dual-core processor. In as much as we’re expecting all these new iOS 6 apps, the main difference between iOS 5 and iOS 6 should be improved smoothness on the new OS, which matters a lot in the overall iPhone user experience.
4G LTE would possibly require a special dual-core chipset such as the Snapdragon S4 of Qualcomm, but we haven’t heard as much about the latter as we have about the former. 4G LTE does look like a very realistic possibility for the new iPhone.