Published on September 14th, 2012 | by Mark39
In the Wake of the Apple Keynote, Rumors Surrounding the iPhone 5 Become Reality
Ever since the release of the iPhone 4S, rumors regarding features not included in that iteration, and thus desired in the next, began to circulate in news outlets and consumer forums everywhere. Since then, however, the mobile device marketplace has changed as the iPhone 5 faces some potentially stiff competition from a few other currently hot cellular devices: the relatively recently released Samsung Galaxy 3 and the unreleased, but greatly anticipated Nokia Lumia 920.
The debate raging between which of the three smartphones will dominate the marketplace is characterized by a distinct lack of ability to recognize any one of them as vastly superior to the others. With the impending release of the iPhone 5, however, and official reporting of its specifications, we can be certain that Apple once again has a strong contender on their hands despite it not being a technologically significant step forward.
The iPhone 5, being released at 3 different price points ($199.99, $299.99, $399.99), will be available in three different memory capacities (16GB, 32GB, and 64GB respectively) and with an improved, proprietary A6 CPU. While sources at the demonstration event say that there weren’t enough apps present on demo devices to sufficient test the limits of the new processor, the increase in processing speed could be experienced even while just using the Map app.
Not only is it faster, but it’s thinner and lighter as well measuring 0.3” thick and weighing only 3.95 ounces. It can’t boast the biggest screen on the market, but the 4” IPS LCD with 326ppi certainly isn’t something to be overlooked when it comes to considering your cellular device as a platform for mobile entertainment.
If you haven’t pre-ordered, you’re unlikely to get one on release weekend as you can expect long lines everywhere. While much is now certain about the capabilities of the iPhone 5, it yet remains to be seen whether or not the Apple device will once again become king of the smartphone marketplace.