Apple iPhone 5 Features, Release Date And Price

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As the iPhone 5 is on the verge of being released, and with all the speculations spreading on the Internet, people are anticipating and desperately waiting for the announcement of the Apple iPhone 5 release date, which is now expected to happen in Summer 2012. Many fans and current Apple iPhone consumers are wondering what groundbreaking features Apple will add to the new iPhone 5.

UPDATE: The most recent rumors indicate that the iPhone 5 will have a 4+ inch display, possibly made by Korean giant LG. However rumors of a teardrop-shaped device have been shelved after a Foxconn employee in China revealed that samples so far are symmetrical in thickness. (Foxconn is the company that currently manufactures the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for Apple.) The same source reveals that neither of the samples have the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S forms, and that neither of the devices seen so far are the final versions. This employee has however failed to indicate any concrete features that are set to appear in this next generation of iPhone.

LATEST UPDATE: After months of speculation and rumors, Apple finally unveiled everything there is to know about the iPhone 5, including new features, specs, as well as the release date and, of course, cost. Apple says the iPhone 5 is “The biggest thing to happen to iPhone since iPhone.” It will be available on September 21, 2012, through Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. You can pre-order your new iPhone online, as early as September 14.

The iPhone 5 will have an A6 processor, a larger 4-inch retina display, and will be thinner than its predecessors. It will support LTE and dual-band wi-fi, and will have a 8 megapixel iSight camera, as well as maps for GPS navigation. The iPhone 5 will also make use of all the standard features thanks to iOS 6, like built-in apps for messaging, and email… For more details, make sure you read our latest post on the upcoming Apple iPhone 5.

This article summarizes the various features and specifications that are expected to sport the device.

iPhone 5 Features

Although Apple does not reveal the exact specifications and features until the device is officially unveiled, we could dictate some of the main features that are expected. However, rumor of the new iPhone 5 features, in terms of both hardware and software upgrades, will definitely entice any smartphone buyer.

The upcoming phone is expected to sport the Apple’s latest and greatest A5 processor chip, iCloud service, higher-resolution camera, and a 4+ inch screen size. Here are some of the most anticipated iPhone 5 features:

iOS 5

Apple announced iOS 5.0 and its features during the WWDC 2011 keynote address on June 6, 2011. The user interface is based on the concept of direct manipulation, using multi-touch gestures. It is expected to come with more than 200 new features that will include improved Notification System, News Stand and iMessage.

iMessage is an application that is developed to compete with Blackberry Messenger. The app will allow iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad users to communicate (much like a chat service) with each other. The iMessage feature has been integrated into the SMS/MMS application used originally on the iPhone models.

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The iPhone5 is expected to have the iCloud service.

Apple’s iPhone 5 is expected to feature the new iCloud service for wireless remote access of music from all computers and mobile devices.

The iPhone5 will automatically sync with the iCloud which will allow users to store photos, apps, calendars and documents without having them to store in the phone’s memory. Apple is also looking to tie up with top music label companies to license songs for the iCloud service.

However, rumors state that Apple might release a low-cost “iCloud iPhone” alongside the iPhone 5. It could be named the “iPhone Mini”

“The iPhone Mini (or iPhone Nano, or whatever) could have significantly less storage than a typical iPhone. Most likely 8 gigabytes of storage – the same as the lowest end iPhones right now. Apple won’t prevent users from storing their own content, because that would be crazy. But since it has a small amount of memory, Apple will likely push the ability to stream media via MobileMe as well.”

A5 Processor to power the iPhone5

Apple A5 Processor to power iPhone 5
iPhone 5 will house the A5 as the main processor, which technically is the same chip that currently powers the iPad 2. The A5 contains a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU with NEON SIMD accelerator and a dual core PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, which means that the iPhone5 can do twice the work at once. The processor speed will be somewhere between 1.2 to 1.5 GHz, with probably a 1GB RAM.

The processor upgrade is done not just to increase the processing speed of the phone, but also to compete with the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S II.

The A5 chip might effectively increase the power use, however, it is said that the chip has “got a dynamic power management”, which can lower the [speed] depending on the workload, and thus efficiently make use of the power.

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iPhone 5 to Sport a Better Camera

The iPhone 4 sports a 5 megapixel camera, so I’m expecting that the iPhone 5 will have a rear-facing 8MP dual-LED flash camera. However, this isn’t really “awesome”, since most of the high-end Android smartphones come with an 8MP camera. Along with that, the iPhone 5 is expected to have a front-facing camera for video chatting.
iPhone FeaturesAccording to sources, Apple has filed several patent applications relating to 3D picture capturing to the US Patent and Trademark Office later in March. This indicates that the iPhone 5 might feature a 3D camera. The filing indicates that the device will be capable of capturing, processing and rendering 3D images with dual-camera hardware.

Another interesting feature is that the iPhone 5 will be capable of taking pictures in Panorama. It will work similarly to the ‘360 Panorama’ application in the App Store. It will let you take pictures in a sequence as you move the camera from one side to another, which in the end will effortlessly stitch the images together to create a panorama.

Additionally, if Apple really wants to keep up with the competition to Android, then it might consider improving upon the video resolution to a full 1080p HD recording. Currently iPhone 4 has a 720p video capture at 30 frames per second.

Display and Resolution

There hasn’t been a better screen resolution since the release of the iPhone 4. Currently the iPhone 4 has a 3.5 inches screen size, and sources indicate that Apple might stay locked with the current size. But a few other sources (including a recent rumor from a Foxconn employee in China) say that Apple is planning to increase the screen size to 4+ inch with higher screen resolution.

However, the iPhone 5 could be slightly wider and thinner. The dimensions are calculated to be: 4.33″ x 2.36″ and .27″ thickness at the top and .21″ at the bottom, whereas the dimensions of iPhone 4 are: 4.5″ x 2.31″ x .37″

Other iPhone5 Features

Here are some of the other features that we can expect from the iPhone 5:

(*) According the AT&T documents leaked by LulzSec, the Apple iPhone 5 will offer 4G and will be LTE (Long Term Evolution) network compatible. LTE is a project of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), and is the latest standard in the mobile network technology.

(**) According to International Business Times, it is rumoured that the iPhone 5 will feature a new SIM-less design with 2 to 3 internal antennas for CDMA and GSM compatibility, which will make it a “worldphone”.

The above mentioned features are some of the improvements that we can expect from Apple. However, we cannot assure you that they can be true, but most of the upgrades are more likely to be utilized.

Apple definitely wants to fight back against Android smartphone makers like HTC and Samsung, and perhaps it is why the new iPhone 5 will host some of the outstanding features.

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iPhone 5 Launch Date

Apple follows a tradition to launch new devices in their summer Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), but that didn’t happen this year.

However, BGR reported that an AT&T Vice President has confirmed to several employees that the iPhone 5 that boasts a stronger chip for processing data and a more advanced camera is scheduled to be launched in early October. Additionally, the VP communicated the following to a group of managers: “Expect things to get really, really busy in the next 35-50 days, so prepare your teams accordingly.”

We can expect the announcement of the iPhone 5 later this year, possibly at the 2012 edition of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is likely to take place in June 2012. The Apple iPhone 5 release date would then be set for a few months later.

The iPhone 4 has proven to be one of the most successful smartphones of all time with selling over 1.7 million devices in just three days of availability, and iPhone 4S sales hit the roof with more than 600,000 units sold on the first day. We are expecting that the iPhone 5 will certainly replicate this success, and one thing is for sure – the sales of iPhone 5 will definitely boom and we can expect a huge number of people lined up at Apple stores when the device is available for sale.

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iPhone 5 Video

Check out the video we made about the iPhone 5:
Expected features and specs, price, and release date…

iPhone 5 Price

At this stage no official price has been unveiled but we expect the iPhone 5 to be the same price than the iPhone 4S when it was released. We will update this section as soon as we have more information on that topic. In the meantime you can read the latest iPhone 5 news and rumors.

What do you think of iPhone 5? Will you buy it? When do you think the Apple iPhone 5 release date will be announced? What additional iPhone 5 features are you expecting? Please let us know by leaving your comments below. If you want to read our review of the iPhone 4S, please click this link: iPhone 4S

Comments (921)

  1. it`s reality so nice

  2. very gud iphone5 i’ll buy it at 1
    st day of launching

    1. hehehe nasa machine ka po panowwwww yannn?

      1. errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr itnug mo p e wla k nmng picture hehehehehehehehehheheh:)))

  3. march 2011 or july 2011? which release is it? so confusing

    1. clearly none of those dates since it already passed….

      1. Don’t be a fucking ass you little shitless mothefucker get the fuck out of here if your gonna be like that rude ass motherfucker. Clearly your a fucking bitch for saying that. Don’t you ever think he prolly meant 2012? Dumbfuckin cunt.

  4. i love my iphone4 its better then all the phones that i have purchased but i soooo cant wait until iphon5 cum thru because i M SOOOO switching out >>> 2012 im reaDY

  5. I am crazy to get iphone 5 as soon as possible

  6. Im too ready for the iPhone 5!

  7. hope to see more picts of iphone 5

  8. i wish..i could be a part of Apple software designer team…i love it badly

  9. I’m in were do I sign up

  10. anymore detail about iphone 5?

  11. i like the wide look better than the tall look; 🙂 looks more modern

  12. Really Good…..IPhone 5.

    1. is not really good sweeti is iphone4 losser iphone5 booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  13. they just did the iPhone4s and i havent got it yet ..

    whats the point , they are making so much.
    we cant keep getting a new phone every year.. next will be the iphone6 then iphone7

  14. i dont think it should be as short as your palm.. it should be the same size as the iphone 4

  15. apple members had done the great job

  16. I think the new IPhone should be much more longer and thinner they said they were making a better battery with a lighter fuel. Both the camera, video and speed should improve! Less waiting times and faster messaging would make the new era of IPhones amazing!
    – Thanks.

    1. kng cnu mn iba jn noh sa manila kht anu n ang bgo heeee

  17. I didn’t get the iphone 4 this Christmas because i knew it had been out for awhile and they would make an iphone 5 soon.. but this definitely needs to come out in the summer! Why make us wait? And it doesn’t need to be as small as your palm, thats stupid. But pleaseee release it in the summer. Okay? Thankss! (:

    1. The reason apple takes a while to release there new product is because they have to make an certain amount of money on a product they produce before they can release another product.

  18. small ass screen. galaxy nexus blows this crap out of the water. most of the “new features” described above already exist on even the most basic android phone. how do these things sell so much???! i mean, these phones don’t even support flash!!! I can stream an entire movie on my galaxy nexus or watch a live game(illegally of course) . Just goes to show you the herd mentalility people have and how they’ll go for anything as long as it has brand recognition

    1. We are reviewing the Galaxy Nexus next for you guys 🙂

      1. so which one wins? i phone 4S or Samsung nexus? pls advise…

    2. That’s really ignorant… Have u ever thought that all android phones have the same software running and it’s a hand me down of what software innovated with iPhone and revolutionized the cellular industry. 🙂 just mad cuz android software sucks so brag other qualities plus I can go on in on in on..

  19. I don’t believe in Flash support.Instead of Flash support it may HTML 5.

  20. “8MP dual-LED flash camera”… Focussing (no pun intended) on pixel count can be misleading; image quality is also dependent on sensor size / pixel density, and if you’re not shooting RAW format the image processing in the device makes a huge difference.

  21. I will be glad 2 reaceive iphone 5 now, i want to buy it online please alow me

  22. some of you people are just dumb,i have had every iphone and never had them crash like all my
    friends with the droids .get real

    1. lol i have had 2 different i phones and now on my droid… iphones didnt even compare to my SAMSUNG SIII

  23. I will buy with FLASH support only

  24. walla now we have i phone5s

  25. The iPhone 5 will be released in the fall of 2012. Everybody thinks so, but we are working on getting the exact date.

  26. Cannot wait for the the new iPhone to come outI cannot wait for all of the new feature!!!!

  27. i am ashamed of myself as i do have a galaxy s2 but i wiill defffs get the iphone5 cant wait……need it want it NOW!!! feel sorry 4 dedicted droids
    R.I.P Steve Jobs

    1. So if you have a driod now and want to switch to Iphone, it would be worth waiting for I5?

    2. i got the galaxy note 1.4 ghz dual core. what should i do with galaxy s3 quad core ?  or iphone7 quad core ?  when im surfing internet=the best experience is still with my 1.8 ghz old core amilo siemens laptop.  then i got 500GB porta drive=when it stops running=all my data dies with it.  so for all of you,get your 500GB mobile phone ,and let the snatcher loss your life data. play angry birds while driving your city CVT to 170kph  or  your  lamborghini at 300mph  and  wait= give me first your  millions  before you die in accident.    MAYBE YOU WANT TO SEE  PASSMARKS  OF  mobiles  before  you  decide taking these craps.  at 5thousand contacts=i do need the dual core,to identify incoming calls quickly.  my quadcore must be a tablet=windows,not mac. with windows,i can share to androids, symbians and other OS, except  macs.   with macs, i can share only to macs(without tweaking or becoming genius).

  28. Apple is so Authentic, I would never buy a carbon copy of it.
    Frank Aazami – Scottsdale AZ

  29. nangagati nko to buy iphone4s. but wat i really wanted is iphone5. tagal nmn kc lumabas 🙁

  30. I phone 5 is awesome I will wait for it. I will sure buy it if I can

  31. When was it coming iPhone 5 ?

  32. iphone 5 will nearly arrive in December 2012 of in march 2013
    don’t exprect its release before these dates.
    be patient and till than enjoy iphone 4S
    click my name for all iphone news

    1. @john1989 thanks for the info. i have been hearing the same, please keep me informed.

  33. What they do, is they make one REALLY GREAT iPhone, iPod, or iPad, and they take one thing away one by one. They let out the crappy one first, and add that one thing one by one, each 8 mos. to a year. So people will keep buying the new one that comes out. Who knows how many things they are going to add!

  34. We got a lot of this stuff 8mp A5 1gig of ram 64gb storage 1080p olaphetic screen fingerprint resistant better voice control Siri yeah face reconfotion 4g iCloud iOS 5 we just didn’t get a bigger screen note that iPhone was ugly I wouldn’t buy it dumn ruin the design just because people complained it wasn’t good for movie thats for your tablet tv computer no 5 inch phones I don’t think that would fit it my pocket

  35. what a nice phone it is. i m so imprsd, and cont belv this, o my God.

  36. Correct me if Im wrong, but arent all the proposed new features on the iPhone 5 already on the 4s?

    1. @ShonnaLovettMackelprang wrong. what this says is you don’t have an iphone. lol. truth there is some overlap and plenty of new features if you knew how to read.

  37. how much does it cost? i want to buy it

    1.  @maryamthe iphone 5 will cost $199 if u buy it with contract but if u dont want the 2 year contract it will be about $550

  38. Watch tpains new music video 5 0 clock in the morning is what it’s called . He has the iPhone 5 in it it’s transparent so cool

  39. ne iphone5 first pictures are finally out …its a fab…

  40. samsung now launch the android phones with built in projector. i hope that apple phones can make more that features. thanks

  41. Ugh! My Verizon contract is up at the end of March, do I wait? How long do you guys think?

    1. @suckydog They say it will possibly come in June, so up to you if you wait… im waiting

  42. WOW, now after reading some of the comments on here, it’s like watching an abortion being preformed right in front of you. This place is a joke, half the article is wrong!

    1. @suckydog The article was written 5 months ago… so there was a fair bit of rumor work going on… but it has been updated more recently… new post to come in a few days with all the latest news

  43. I hate all of u stupid ipoopfans retard it,because you act like you don’t got mind closing your f**g ayessss,I get all stupid feature u vvant for ur ”ipoop 5”and more is called”galaxy s 2” a.k.a. the best smartphone right novv and after’ipoop 5′,stupids.

  44. I hate all of u stupid ipoopfans retarder,because you act like you don’t got mind closing your f**g ayessss,I get all stupid feature u vvant for ur ”ipoop 5”and more is called”galaxy s 2” a.k.a. the best smartphone right novv and after’ipoop 5′,stupids.

  45. I hate all of u stupid ipoopfans retarder,because you act like you don’t got mind closing your f**g ayessss,I get all stupid feature u vvant for ur ”ipoop 5”and more is called”galaxy s 2” a.k.a. the best smartphone right novv and after’ipoop 5′,stupids.

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