Unless you have been living under a rock you won’t have escaped the rumors and hype about the iPhone 5. The latest news is that Apple will unveil it in California on Tuesday October 4 2001. The exact release date to the retail outlets has not been announced but when it is you should start looking for great iPhone 5 deals. The number of searches on Google for the iPhone 5 is rising on a daily basis as people clamor for news about this much anticipated release. The new smartphone is likely to be extremely popular especially if Apple fixes the antenna problem that plagued the iPhone 4. For those people that are not to bothered about the new iPhone 5 you will be able to get amazing iPhone 4 deals because all of the retail outlets will want to shift their old stock quickly to make room for the new phone.
To allow for 4G capability the new phone is very likely to get a new operating system rumored to be called the iOS5. A faster 1.5 Ghz processor is also rumored and an improved battery life of up to 14 hours talk time on 3G and 7 hours on 4G is also probable. It is also rumored that the phone will be able to use the Verizon network as well as AT & T in the United States. A long awaited video chat feature is also likely to be available for both 3G and 4G networks. You can only do this currently if both devices are connected to a Wi Fi network. Enhancements to the present high resolution video and face recognition applications are also expected. Talk about the integration of an 8 megapixel camera is also doing the rounds. If that wasn’t enough, the new smartphone is rumored to have radio frequency identification (RFID) included as standard which means that you will be able to pay for your groceries in some stores without ever having to wait in line. A new patent for this has been applied for according to those in the know. For the iPod Touch and iPhone 5 the RFID loop will be built into the screens. To make the new launch complete and to stoke up a frenzy of buyers the memory capability of the iPhone 5 is going to be increased to 64 Giga Bytes (GB) which is huge considering that the iPhone 4 can currently only handle 16 GB of memory.
The iPhone 4 is a pretty sleek looking device but its replacement is rumored to be even more sexy. It is being suggested that the new phone will be even thinner and contain a shiny glass back piece. It is likely that the user screen will be both scratch proof and shatter proof as well. Full on GPS is likely to feature as is the ability for users to assign different alert tones to different email accounts.
If all of these new features are made available will it cost the earth? Well the rumors coming out of Apple are good on this too as it is claimed that it will be around the same price point as the iPhone 4. The waiting is just too much.