What The iPhone 5 Would Probably Be Like

Thinking about upgrading to a new iPhone? But you want to know if waiting for the next version is worth it? First, consider the rumors on what features it might have, new design ideas, and maybe most importantly, when pundits think it will be announced.

Design

Many of the new Android phones sport bigger 4-4.5 inch screens, so Apple is feeling the pressure to increase screen size. Rumors suggest a 4-inch screen — that’s .5 inches longer than the current 3.5-inch screen. Apple acquired the rights to use a product from a company called Liquid Metal Technologies in 2010 and many have predicted that the back of the new iPhone will be made from this material. Apple has also filed patents involving carbon fiber, which could also provide more strength to the phone’s body and an added benefit: color.

LTE

Another certainty with the iPhone is its inclusion of the super-fast LTE data connections. We saw it in the new iPad, and it is a clear trend in phone iterations for all platforms.


Processor

The new iPad sported the faster A5X processor, some predict an even faster A6 processor with a gig of RAM in the new iPhone. Hard to know which of these will make it into the iPhone, but you can bet it will be a lot snappier than the current iPhone.

Timing

Every year Apple hosts a developer conference in San Francisco in June. For many years, the company debuted the new version of the iPhone at this conference, but last year they waited until October to announce the iPhone 4S. This year, analysts are betting on October for a new release, primarily because a new version of IOS 6, the iPhone operating system (which is expected to be on the next iPhone), has not yet been released to developers.

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Source: Yahoo News

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Apple Unveils New High-Definition iPad

Apple rolled out a high-definition iPad on Wednesday with a faster processor, a better camera and a display screen that promises to be dramatically sharper than the current model, the iPad 2.

The new 9.7-inch display screen will feature a “retina display” of 2047 by 1536 pixels, compared with the current model’s 1024 by 768 pixels. To break it down, that’s a total of 3.1 million pixels on the display screen.


The new iPad will be available in the United States and 9 other countries March 16 and cost the same as the iPad 2 — from $499 to $829 based on storage capacity and Wi-Fi capacity. Pre-orders were opened at Apple’s online store on Wednesday. And the new iPad will be the first to run on 4G wireless networks, a source familiar with the device’s specifications told CNN Money on Wednesday. It will have a a 5-megapixel camera, representing a significant leap from the current iPad’s so-so lens.

Surprisingly, “the new iPad” was as close to a name as Apple gave the gadget Wednesday. Predictions had bounced back and forth between “iPad 3″ and “iPad HD” before the event. But the announcement ended without an official name being announced.

Whether that means Apple plans to abandon an iPhone-like naming routine (iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S) in favor of occasional upgrades to “the iPad” remains to be seen.

Source: CNN

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