What’s going on with Apple’s next super smartphone handset? While Apple will neither confirm or deny rumours, there’s a lot of talk going around that the next iPhone will find its way to store shelves in the next two months.
If you can’t work out which smartphone will be your next upgrade path (or first, if you’re a first-time buyer), the rumours are looking strong for Apple announcing a new iPhone model between September 12 and September 16, with release roughly one month later.
That sounds reasonably logical, especially given that the next Apple mobile operating system – iOS 6 – is expected to launch with the iPhone 5 in Autumn, which we’d say is September some time.
The new Apple iPhone 5 is expected to have a slightly bigger 4 inch screen, longer than the 3.5 inch we’ve seen on Apple’s iPhones since they first came out in 2007. You can probably expect a new body design, and previous rumours and leaks have suggested a new iPod dock will be gracing the iPhone series, as well as Near-Field Communication (NFC) and high-speed 4G LTE connectivity.
While the iPhone 5 is almost guaranteed success, Apple’s competitors won’t be leaving it alone, pushing out quite a few contenders, some of them in the lead up to the release, from what we hear.