We can’t get enough of the media buzz. The iPhone brand has always filled forums and websites full of rumors, and the iPhone 5 is following that mold perfectly. From designs to features, there are many people talking about the iPhone 5 and spreading lots of rumors. Here are the 10 biggest rumors, and most of them are probably true.
Many believe that Apple is finally going to introduce an iPhone with a 4-inch screen. Many other rumors are largely unsubstantiated, but Reuters, Bloomberg and other many news outlets have reported this rumor. There have even been a few pictures, but we will see how true this rumor is soon enough.
It does make sense. The iPhone is one of the few respected smartphone brands that still doesn’t have a 4-inch screen, so they could lag behind if they don’t step up the display.
This rumor is all but confirmed for the iPhone 5. Just like the screen, the iPhone is one of the few smartphone brands that hasn’t embraced 4G LTE. Many people think this is assured because the latest iPad had 4G, so it would only make sense for the iPhone 5 to have it.
Most iPhone releases are also paired with a new iOS release, and many people are expecting the iOS 6 to make a debut. Not much is known about this, but people are expecting more advanced features like turn-by-turn navigation, third-party Siri support, more iCloud integration and a better maps app.
Buying the iPhone is like buying a new digital camera. All of their cameras have been extremely powerful, and it’s rumored that the iPhone 5 will have a 10-megapixel camera. Who know if anyone will notice the difference over the last 8-megapixel camera, but an upgrade is an upgrade.
The New iPhone
The new iPad was called the “New iPad,” and people are expecting the iPhone 5 to do the same time. At the same time, how many people are calling the iPad 3 the New iPad?
The iPhone has been lagging in the specs department lately, and many people think that the iPhone 5 is going to increase its RAM to 1GB. Apple doesn’t particularly seem too thrilled about this, since RAM specs have never really been important to the iPhone, but people want it. More RAM means faster apps, and that makes everyone happy.
Potential Release Date
Nothing has been confirmed, but there are rumors that the iPhone 5 is going to be released around September or October. People are expecting this due to the fall release of the iPhone 4S, but nobody knows for sure.
New Case and Material
The rumors are really circulating about a new case and material. The new design has a lot of proof behind it. It has been revealed that Steve Jobs was working on a new iPhone design before he passed away. Nobody has the slightest idea what it will look like, but expectations are high after hearing that Jobs was personally working on the design.
There may also be a new material used in the iPhone 5: liquidmetal. If that reminds you of a certain robot from a certain movie, then it should. This is an incredibly powerful metal that is twice as strong as titanium, and it exists in an amorphous state. People believe this will be used for the protective layer behind the glass because Apple has recently acquired a license to use a large amount of the metal.
This is one of the odder rumors that probably won’t be true, but it would be really awesome if it is. Some people believe the iPhone 5 will feature haptic feedback on the display screen. This would allow you to feel the app buttons like they were protruding from the screen. This would be very innovative, but there hasn’t been many reports on the subject.
There have been rumors that T-Mobile might start supporting the iPhone 5. This has been impossible to date because they don’t have the 3G connectivity needed for iPhones. At the same time, there have been official statements from T-Mobile stating that they are losing money because they don’t offer support for the iPhone. They will probably fight tooth and nail to carry the newest model.
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