Whats so special bout this one?
Thinking about upgrading to a new iPhone? But you want to know if waiting for the next version is worth it? First, consider the rumors on what features it might have, new design ideas, and maybe most importantly, when pundits think it will be announced.
One thing is certain: this phone will have a new design. Many of the new Android phones sport bigger 4-4.5 inch screens, so Apple is feeling the pressure to increase screen size. Rumors suggest a 4-inch screen — that’s .5 inches longer than the current 3.5-inch screen. But the thinking is they will keep the same width (1.94 inches). Basically you’ll get another row of icons on the home screen without adding another column of icons.
Apple acquired the rights to use a product from a company called Liquid Metal Technologies in 2010 and many have predicted that the back of the new iPhone will be made from this material. It has superior elastic properties and the hope is that it would be more durable than the current glass back.
Apple has also filed patents involving carbon fiber, which could also provide more strength to the phone’s body and an added benefit: color. The specific patent Apple filed was for injecting color into the resinous carbon fiber. But many think they’ve moved away from that thinking and are looking to a metal back.
Rumor site iLounge also predicts a 20% thinner iPhone 5, decreasing from the 9.3mm iPhone 4S to a sleeker 7.4mm. And what will be a painful transition for peripheral makers and those of us who hope to slot all our IOS devices into speakers, chargers, and add-ons: a new dock connector. The new connector is said to be