Apple fans everywhere rejoice! It’s that time of year again. It’s months, maybe weeks, perhaps even days before the unveiling of the new iPhone 5. Nobody knows for sure, but tech geeks everywhere are already busy scrambling to collect any rumors and news surrounding the highly anticipated iPhone 5. And we geeks at Spigen SGP are no different.
It’s summer time, but instead of wading through the cool waters and digging through the warm sand, we’ve been wading through tech forums and digging for all the juicy rumors and news that have been popping up everywhere. After days without food or sunlight, we have compiled a comprehensive list of what we believe to be the most accurate information on the new iPhone from the most trusted tech sites, so enjoy!
Already read all the rumors? Click to go directly to our iPhone 5 accessories.
If we are to believe the rumors, Macrumors to be exact, the launch date for the new iPhone is set to be on September 21st. iLounge has also been reporting of a mid-September ship date for the iPhone, so it seems fairly safe to assume that Apple aficionados will have the new iPhone in their hands before October. For the impatient bunch who thinks the mid September launch is too far away, don’t fret! The Verge has reported that the iPhone 5, along with the mini iPad, will be revealed at an event on September 12th, so you’ll be able to see the new iPhone a whole 9 days before the launch. Yipee!
There have been many speculations on the physical changes of the new iPhone. After the colossal disappointment of last year iPhone 4S’s lack of change, most experts agree that this time, there will be some significant improvements to the phone’s body. First and foremost, most agree that the display size will increase from a 3.5 inch to a 4 inch screen with only the height increasing, thereby changing the aspect ratio. It is also a widely held belief that the iPhone 5 will be taller and thinner than the current iPhone models, as well as 20% thinner. One of the more notable changes will be the implementation of a new 19-pin dock connector, as opposed to the 30-pin dock connector that all Apple devices have currently. However, recent rumors have been popping up that Apple may go with an even smaller 8-pin dock connector, as reported by Gizmodo. As far as the aesthetic portion of the design goes, “leaked photos” of the new iPhone showcases a metal panel to the central back that is a different color than the usual black or white iPhones that we are familiar with.
With the new iOS 6 under its belt, the new iPhone 5 will be packing some major firepower.According to iDownloadblog, iOS 6 will include turn-by-turn navigation with 3D renderings of cities, as well as real-time traffic reports to calculate ETAs and offer alternative routes to your destination for faster travel. And for all you Facebook users, iOS 6 is rumored to include a deep, system-level Facebook integration that allows users to post photos straight from the Photos app, update Facebook statuses from the Notification Center, and ‘Like’ something in App, iBooks, and iTunes stores. More importantly though, the new iOS allows Face Time calls over cellular connection, which means that wherever you are, you’ll be able to see what your loved ones are doing at a touch of a button. It is also most likely that Siri will undergo a major overhaul and perform a number of new tasks, including searching for restaurants based on price or seating availability, look up show times and trailers for a movie, and even launch applications that you’re too lazy to press yourself.
Consensus is that the new iPhone 5 will be packing a massive quad-core A6 chip with 1024 MB RAM (Slashgear), something that even the newest iPad doesn’t even carry. The new chip will certainly come in handy if the rumored NFC hardware that can control everything from television and DVRs to standalone cameras to even projectors comes to fruition (9to5mac). The new iPhone 5 will also come with an updated camera, although no one knows for certain just how advanced the lens will be. According to Phonearena, the camera will feature a back-illuminated sensor, auto focus, touch to focus, image and video stabilizer, face detection, and geo tagging. The camcorder function will have a 1920 x 1080 (1080p HD) recording abilities, so all you amateur photographers and directors will have something to look forward to.
We know how important it is to keep your new iPhone 5 scratch free and protected, so we’re going to do our part and design quality cases and accessories to keep your new iPhone 5 spick and span, even before you take it out for your first joyride. Not to mention that they will be outfitted with the coolest, sleekest styles. So until that glorious day comes, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on our Facebook page and Twitter to get the latest news and updates on Apple’s upcoming iPhone 5 and don’t miss out on this yearly Apple tradition.
Click to enter our collection of iPhone 5 cases and iPhone 5 screen protectors