There is a lot of ‘noise’ at the various technology sites about exactly what it is that Apple are planning to do mid-September this year in relation to the iPhone. One newspaper article is even publishing a date saying that the new iPhone will be released on the 11th September.
While those-in-the-know are very sure that Apple will be releasing a new iPhone model they are not sure if it will be called the iPhone 5 or an iPhone 4s. I have no idea where this 4s name comes from but obviously someone got it from somewhere.
So what is this new model iPhone likely to have? Well from the various sites I go to it seems that the popular bets for features of the next iPhone are:
- Dual-LED flash in place of the single flash. The current single LED flash provides a range of about 1.5 – 2.0 metres. A dual-LED flash could probably extend this to about 5 metres.
- The faster dual-core A5 processor.
- An improved antenna to upgrade usage in low reception areas.
- Improved battery life due to a slightly higher rated battery and reduced power consumption.
- Full support for the new iOS 5 operating system.
- Support for 1080p HD video.
What the new iPhone does not seem to have that many were hoping for:
- Anti-shake technology for the camera.
- Larger full 4” screen.
- Higher resolution 8 megapixel camera (the iPhone 4 has a 5 megapixel camera).
- SD Memory card support.
- 4G network compatibility (and I am not too sure what that really is).
The problem is that Apple is so good at keeping things secret that we won’t really know what the new iPhone has until they release it either late September or early October—assuming those-in-the-know even have the date right.