Let the iPhone 5 Rumors Begin

Let the iPhone 5 Rumors Begin

The long anticipated Verizon iPhone 4 launch took place less than a week ago, but already the Web is littered with iPhone 5 rumors. Good thing too, that is if you happen to agree with Consumer Reports that the current model is now a "middle-aged" device. Let's break down what you can expect.

One of the rumors floating around is that the iPhone 5 will sport a 4-inch screen. By comparison, most Android smartphones rock 4-inch and larger screens, so we wouldn't be surprised one bit if this one came true. Harder to predict is exactly what kind of display Apple will go with. A Korean news outlet reports Samsung is in talks with Apple to supply Super Plane to Line Switching (PLS) displays for use in the next generation iPhone. These are said to offer better viewing angles than IPS panels and are cheaper to boot.


iPhone concept design by DesignedByItem.com

Another rumor suggests the iPhone 5 will sport a snazzy 1GHz dual-core processor. At least one source says this will be a next-generation ARM Cortex-A9 based A5 processor produced by TSMC. This would replace the A4, and in our opinion is going to be essential in order to keep up with the next generation of smartphones. We've heard similar rumblings about the iPad 2, so we also rate this one high on the probability scale.

What features would you like to see on the iPhone 5?
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i heard the new iphone 5 will be able to do your dishes and take out the trash by its supreme awesomeness.... and using its retina display can drive you through a canadian storm.

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Yeah I heard they were trying to get the transform into a plane and fly you to your own island feature from the EVO locked down.

Rofl; to be honest I think a 4" display makes perfect sense, the A9 processor also seems to be a minimum for par on the course of what is coming out currently. I think it would be even better if the tried to get something like the Tegra3 or even that new TI processor that is not supposed to be released for 6 months or so.

I do not have an iPhone, but my brother and sister in law do, so I have direct experience with the 4 device. Apple and I will give them props here, tries to go above and beyond current on market smart phone technology as well as capabilities. I applaud them for doing this as with there market presence it keeps everyone else working full steam.

I personally of course have issues with Apple's proprietary state which is why I have not in many years use one of there products as a personal device. I do not agree with that at all. However; this is a smart phone so the playing field is a bit different. I cannot put a sound card GPU or upgraded CPU in it, as far as I know I cannot even put Memory in an Apple computer (well I could as I have worked on there systems through the years, but a normal consumer could not do so like they could in a PC) which is ridiculous to me.

The positive's I see from them is as I mentioned the fact they in many cases keep the market on there toes in the Smart Phone sector as they are the one to match or beat generally now!

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I heard it will be able to find the loch ness monster and big foot, using its magical abilities. It will also run on users smug so you'll never need to recharge it!

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USER SMUG BATTERY POWER!!..... OMG, this iphone 5 will be able to recharge my Droid!!

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OMG..........like iPone 5 peeps will TOTALLY be super yuk to be around. Fur sure. lol

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"I personally of course have issues with Apple's proprietary state which is why I have not in many years use one of there products as a personal device. I do not agree with that at all. However; this is a smart phone so the playing field is a bit different. I cannot put a sound card GPU or upgraded CPU in it, as far as I know I cannot even put Memory in an Apple computer (well I could as I have worked on there systems through the years, but a normal consumer could not do so like they could in a PC) which is ridiculous to me."

That was back in the day, since like 2006 all macbook, macbook pro's, Imac and Mac Pro could swap internals...

I currently own a macbook pro that i swapped the stock hdd for a seagate and upgraded the memory as well :)

Iphone 5 = should be able to post in HH via your thoughts :) LOL

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At the very least it will make idiots out of all the iPhone 4 owners!

Anyone else find it surprising that the iPhone and iPad may feature the same chip? 

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just the more proves that the ipad is just an enlarged iphone hahah

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They already do. The iPhone 4 and the iPad both use the A4. It would only make sense that this would continue to be the path.

As for the real question and not to be a basher like everyone else, I would like to see it have a larger screen, more execution RAM and unlock the freaking OS to things like custom txt and mail notification.

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Meh, I think the HTC Droid Incredible 2 is going to be sweet. More built for a real enthusiast instead of "just working".

http://www.htcdroidincredible2.com

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