Apple enthusiasts around the world have been waiting patiently for the eventual release of the iPhone 5. The last time this new smartphone was due for release, Apple disappointed their users and released the iPhone 4S, a phone almost identical to the previous Apple iPhone 4.
Now the time is drawing near as we close in on the expected release date in October of this year. Is the long awaited release of this smartphone going to impress current iPhone users? Is it what Apple fans have been waiting for or is it going to disappoint?
What can fans expect from this new smartphone and how will it compare to previous models?
The first thing you will notice on the iPhone 5 is that the front panel screen will be a much thinner LCD screen with improved image quality. Apple apparently found that they could still incorporate the touch screen interface on a thinner screen and are expected to offer this with the new iPhone 5. The iPhone 4 today has good resolution already; it will be interesting to see if they can improve this. There are still some rumours on whether the screen will be bigger than the past phones in order to compare to the other smart phones currently on the market. We will only determine this once the new iPhone 5 is released.
The iPhone 5 will come loaded with the new iOS6 software; this software incorporates Passbook which you don’t get on any of the previous Apple phones. This can be used at stores as it saves your loyalty cards and coupons and will be a useful tool for those who travel on a regular basis storing travel passes. This may take phones to a whole new level enabling users to pay for goods at stores with their phones in the future, we can only wait and see. Of course you will have to wait to see if the new iOS6 will be available for download to your current phone, which is often the case.
The new iPhone 5 is believed to have added mobile security after Apple announced they will be purchasing AuthenTech, a mobile security provider. This added security will be a useful tool for use with Passbook which comes with the iOS6 software.
With the amount of time users spend on the internet on their mobile phones, this new security will be welcomed by thousands of Apple fans around the world. The deal for acquiring AuthenTech is apparently still in negotiation, so there are no guarantees that the new iPhone 5 will come with this superior security software.
Currently the iPhone 4 runs on 3G connectivity, 3G is the most popular mobile internet connection throughout the UK. 4G is believed to be much faster and offer an enjoyable mobile internet experience. The iPhone 5 is believed to be 4G enabled offering users a faster connection as mobile phone internet continues to grow. The catch is that 4G is not available throughout the country and until it is, this feature may be worthless to Apple iPhone users, of course you will still be able to use 3G with the phone, so you will not be cut off from internet when you need it.
While the size of the dock connector is unconfirmed, the rumours have caused serious waves among the current iPhone users who are waiting patiently for the release of the iPhone 5 for an upgrade on their current iPhone 4 models. Currently all the iPhones and iPads come with a thirty pin dock connector, so talks of changing this on the iPhone 5 to a nineteen pin dock connector can cause serious problems for those who have invested their money into docks and sound systems in their homes and cars so they can use their current Apple product. Again this is unconfirmed and we will only find this out on release date.