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iPhone 5: taller iPhone, greater expectations

Livia Stroie

by Livia Stroie

Apple will be launching a new product on the 12th of September, and the number 5 etched into the press release suggests it can be nothing less than the new iPhone 5. The rumor mill has been turning since May, offering details on the new smartphone.

Apple September 12th launch event
Apple September 12th launch event

The buzz around the new device shows the industry has certain expectations:

  • Taller display
  • Better battery
  • Greater memory capacity

According to the leaked pictures published by iLab , the iPhone 5 would have a taller display (4", according to iMore), which means Apple will have changed the aspect ratio (16:9, as opposed to 3:2) and physical aspect of the phone for the first time. Also, the taller display would allow Apple to add some pixels, making the resolution a 640 x 1,136, as opposed to the 640 x 960 currently on the iPhone 4S.

According to MacRumors, developers have taken advantage of the extra space and put in a better (yet thinner) battery: however, this wouldn't mean longer battery life as the handset will include LTE chips, which consume more power. Currently, the talk time on the iPhone 4S is up to 14 hours in 2G or up to 8 hours in 3G, and we don’t expect any changes for iPhone 5. Hoping for the best, though!

There has also been much talk about the CPU that would be used with iPhone 5: following the 2-year cycle for radical changes made with Apple products, we expect an improved version of the A5X.

If we are to believe the leakers, the phone has a metal back, a smaller dock connector, and the 3.5 mm headset jack has been relocated along the bottom. The "Home Screen" button is staying where it always has been. We know Apple doubles the maximum available capacity of its smartphones every two years, therefore giving us 64GB of memory this year.

As with every launch, we're expecting Apple not to lose track of the bigger picture, and to offer performance enhancements with the same clean, functional design.

A note to excited Apple fans: don't drop the phones after purchasing, and -- if you do -- be sure to have a backup made of all your data so you don’t lose it. iPhone Backup Extractor can help you recover it. Fear not!

Livia Stroie

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