Many experts are expecting iPhone 5 release date UK and US to be September 2011. Way back in September the 1st 2010 the iPhone 4 was Old news, it had actually been leaked early when an Apple employee left a test unit in a bar after celebrating his birthday, so by the time of Apples special event in September the iPhone 4 had been on sale for nearly three months. 2011 is a completely different story, Apple left us with bated breath in June with no hints as to when we can expect an update to the iPhone 4.
If this is true we could be looking at the iPhone 5 in less then two months so we thought now would be a good time to run through some of the likely improvements and wild rumours that have been flying around over the past 13 months.
iPhone 5 Rumours
Firstly the release date. iOS 5 has been announced and is due to hit iTunes in the Autumn of this year. It seems only right that the new OS has a new iPhone to do it justice. Several part manufacturers have also reported large orders from Apple for products that are required by Autumn. These reports have turned out to be quite accurate on previous iPhone releases so we’re confident that September is when the iPhone 5 will be launched.
We also have some assumptions based on the current market. Dual core processors are now becoming the norm with most android high end handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S II and HTC Sensation sporting at least 1ghz dual core processors. We imagine the iPhone 5 will be running the same processor as the iPad 2 which is dual core and comparable in performance to the two aforementioned Android phones. iPhone 4 currently packs 512mb of RAM whilst 1 GB wouldn’t be too expensive or unrealistic today, so we imagine this will be upgraded. Although the iPhone 4 Camera is pretty good 5MP is a little low unless your offering 3D capabilities so 8MP would be expected especially to offer full 1080p video quality. A spokesperson for Sony has also been on record stating that Apple buy Sony’s best sensors for the iPhone. If this is to be believed, the best sensors would equate to an 8MP camera for the new iPhone.
The graphics should also be upgraded, the rumours are that Apple will increase the screen size to 4″ which again comes from component suppliers. This is also expected to be powered by a dual core GPU which would be able to output 1080p video like the iPad 2 currently does. All of these upgrades are fairly certain with plenty of sources backing up the claims, but to be honest you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to predict that the next iPhone is going to be an upgrade to the iPhone 4. Apple after all want to get current iPhone users to upgrade and stick with their smartphone.
It may not be called iPhone 5!
Now here are some of the more unsure rumors. No one really knows what the next iPhone will be called, although the iPhone 5 has become the most searched term on Google you shouldn’t forget Apple’s third iPhone was called the 3GS. If history repeats itself the iPhone 5 may in fact be called the iPhone 4S although the difference between the 3G and 3GS were minimal. We think the upgrades to the new iPhone will warrant a whole new name. Next to consider is the design. This is normally where Apple wow’s us. The iPhone has now gone through 3 designs all of which were unique to the marketplace when they were released. Apple’s iPad 2 really amazed the blogger-sphere by being incredibly thin, we think Apple will work it’s magic on the new iPhone as well. The current design of the iPhone 4 lead to some network issues due to the placement of the aerial on the outside rim so we’re guessing a total redesign as Engadget stated earlier in the year. It looks like we’ll have to wait until September until these rumurs get confirmed.
Below is an infographic from the website http://www.nowhereelse.fr that shows some of the more fabricated rumours and an indication to the likelihood of the gossip being true. Once anything is for sure you can keep informed of iPhone 5 release date UK rumours by signing up at our page for iPhone news!