Reports have surfaced about Apple’s plans to introduce the new iPhone this September. According to two people familiar with the matter, it boasts an advanced camera and a stronger processor. Last week we talked about three different reports that supported a September launch date, which seems to be the general consensus, so attention this week has turned to the possible specifications.
The new iPhone will likely include the A5 processor, the successor of the A4 processor that the iPhone 4 has. The new processor has been added to the Apple iPad 2 which was released earlier this year. Instead of the 5-megapixel camera that the iPhone 4 has, the new device will have an 8-megapixel camera for clearer and better photos. The company is also testing the new iPad that has been reported to have a higher resolution screen, which is the same used in the iPhone 4. The new iPad is also said to have a more responsive touchscreen, said the source.
The fifth iPhone’s release is said to have been pushed back to coincide with the release of iOS 5 that was previewed at the WWDC. The new iPhone is said to run the iOS 5, which has improved photo sharing and messaging.
Apple is also reported to be working on a cheaper iPhone version that is aimed to attract consumers in developing countries. The device would use displays and chips that have the same quality as the iPhone 4.
As the company upgrades its mobile OS, they may guarantee that some apps won’t be able to run on older models, such as the iPhone 3GS. It will be out with the old and in with the new, some say that this is unfair although we’d argue it would be impractical to run a new iOS on an ageing handset anyway.
Are you looking forward to the iPhone 5?