iPhone5 – Could this be a game changer for the Droid vs iPhone debate?
The once believed rumor of the new iPhone5 release date being slated for September appear to be more than just that. On June 22, Bloomberg is hinting that this may be fact. The next generation iPhone (iPhone5) will be getting the new A5 chip which is currently powering the iPad2. This new chip is a dual-core processor which will make the new iPhone very speedy indeed (not that the iPhone4 was any slouch!)!!.
Also new to the iPhone5 will be a new 8 megapixel rear facing camera. The current 5 megapixel camera in the iPhone4 is actually a very good performer compared to the camera in the Droid phones we’ve seen so a further upgrade should make it a clear, (pardun the pun) winner. So it looks like, (besides the new A5 processor and 8 megapixel camera) the new iPhone5 will be a complete version upgrade rather than a minor enhancement (like the iPad2 release). Not only on the inside , but the outside appearance as well. It is rumored that the new look may resemble the look of the Macbook Air.
Mobile Payment Technology Coming To iPhone?
Mobile payment technology seems to be all the rage these days and there is little doubt that the iPhone5 will contain this latest technology. This is the technology that would allow a person to “wave” their device near a reader at checkout counters in order to pay for products or services. Since Apple Stores are currently being outfitted with specially wired tables, it seems that this feature will indeed be a reality.
Could iOS5 be the reason for a September iPhone5 release?
We’ve known for a while now that Apple has been planning a new operating system (iOS) for the iPhone and iPad (iOS5). Apple has been planning the release of the new OS for September so it would seem logical that they would want to ship the new iPhone5 with a sparkling new operating system. This would also explain why for the first time Apple missed their yearly upgrade (re)launch of a device. It normally happened so regularly that you could set your watch to it!
There is also a less expensive iPhone model in the works. It is a bit unclear whether this would simply be the iPhone4 or possibly an entirely new cheaper model aimed for the developing countries market.
The New iPad3 on The Horizon
The next iPad is currently undergoing testing. The iPad2 seemed to be a bit of a let down as reported by most users. While it does sport the new A5 dual-core chip, there was little else that changed. Even the screen of the iPad2 was the same as the original iPad. I think it will be safe to say that the iPad3 will have an upgraded screen to match the quality of their heavily touted iPhone4 Retina display. The new screen will also be more responsive which may lead to additional new features. I think we can expect to see the new iPad3 make a debut appearance just before Christmas this year.
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After Bloomberg released their report, Apple’s stock rose to close above $330 US a share showing that Apple is still a much loved darling of Wall Street.