iPhone 5 release date and images leaked to the web
The latest rumors across the Internet suggest that Apple’s next generation iPhone release date could be as close as August 7th, although the company has not yet confirmed any of the “leaked” information.
Industry experts tend to agree that when the iPhone 5 debutes on the market, its advanced features will outstage competitors, and in particular, the Samsung Galaxy S3 which has been receiving a lot of buzz lately.
Terry Gou, CEO of Hon Hai – the company that manufactures Apple’s devices – urged “consumers to wait for the launch of the iPhone 5,” according to China Times. He added that “the new model (iPhone 5) will put Samsung‘s Galaxy III to shame.”
In other iPhone 5 rumors, there are new leaked photos which show a device that is very similar to the iPhone 4 and 4S in terms of overall look and design. The one major difference is the front panel which clearly shows that the device will have a larger display than the current iPhones.
The iPhone 5 release date will also deliver the IOS 6 mobile operating system. Apple reports that the software will deliver about 200 new features including a new Map app with 3D and turn by turn navigation and advancements in web browsing on Safari.
According to 9to5Mac, the next-gen iPhone is equipped with the energy-saving Broadcom 4334 wireless chip. The new chip also supports Wi-Fi (b /g / n), Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, dual-channel WiFi and WiFi-Direct. This would open the way for the ad-hoc service AirDrop on IOS devices.
The device is also expected to lose the 30-pin port that Apple has used on devices such as the iPod, iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad for years in favor of a smaller port. The new port will still likely be proprietary to Apple, and not conform to the industry standardized mircoUSB port that’s used by other manufacturers.
The iPhone 5 is widely expected to debut in the fall, most likely in September or October. Manufacturers would need to be already working on the device for it to make such a debut.Follow Dubai Chronicle on Twitter at @DubaiChronicle