Apple has still been secretive about its next generation iPhone, but has said the next version of its mobile operating system the iOS 6, is coming this fall.
There has been lots of talks in the media regarding what new and exciting features the iPhone 5 will carry when it is released in around September or October.
Today we shall take a glance onto some of the most trustworthy unconfirmed reports going.
AuthenTec, is a mobile and network security provider that specializes in security techniques. Apple just announced it will buy AuthenTec but the deal is not done yet. They could help make the iPhone more secure, such as content security and fingerprint recognition; a feature the security company sells to several computer makers and recently agreed to provide to Apple’s bitter smartphone rival, Samsung.
Passbook is a new feature that comes with the iOS 6, which first will be used to store travel passes, coupons, and loyalty cards. According to some tech watchers, the next iPhone might include an exclusive payment program based on near-field communication (NFC) built into Passbook.
19-pin Dock Connector
The next iPhone could use a smaller 19 pin dock connector as opposed to the 30 pin connector in all current iOS devices, is another unconfirmed story claimed by Reuters recently. Reuters and two sources familiar with the matter said, that the smaller connector will make room for a headphone jack on the bottom of the iPhone.
Larger and Thinner Display
Recently appeared on the photo sharing website Photobucket, were images of a suspicious iPhone 5 front panel that show panels with a longer frame where the screen would be, suggesting the next iPhone’s display will be larger than it is now. Just above the earpiece was the front facing camera in the center of the device, on the image.
In May, 9to5Mac posted similar photos, which also showed a longer frame. Around the same time, The Wall Street Journal also reported on a possible iPhone with a 4-inch display, citing unnamed sources “familiar with the matter.”
The iPhone 5 will use new technology that results in a display that is much thinner than the iPhone’s current screen, this was seen in a separate report this month from The Wall Street Journal told by unnamed sources. They said Sharp, Japan Display, and LG are currently mass producing panels for the next iPhone using in-cell technology that integrates touch sensors into the LCD, making a separate layer for the touchscreen unnecessary. The screen not only becomes thinner after removing it, but also improves image quality – according to experts.
Support for 4G LTE
Most analysts believe that the new iPhone will occupy a Qualcomm chip that allows the unit to connect with several flavors of 3G GSM and 4G LTE service.
It was quite a disappointment to see the iPhone 4S released without a 4G radio inside, however it has been selling well until lately. The LTE-equipped iPhone 5 should sell even better as the iPhone 4S is doing pretty well with consumers.