Leaked Information on iPhone 5:
With all the hype if the Verizon iPhone & iPad 2 starting to settle, some have already begun speculating on what is to come from Apple….and now we actually appear to have evidence.
These are Engineering diagrams for a manufacturer in China and leaked by iDealsChina (The same source that accurately leaked information about the 4th generation Nano. They are claimed to be for the next generation iPhone, presumably entitled “iPhone 5” or perhaps “iPhone 4g” (if they are able to strike a deal with AT&T and Verizon to use the next generation 4G LTE cellular technology that will make mobile internet as fast as Broadband).
Some changes are clear, larger screen that stretches form horizontal end to end and slightly different bezel, but we cannot tell what kind of chipset changes will be accommodated within this new smartphone. There have been some rumors that the next iPhone could even have a Titanium case.
Engineering Document Source: iDealsChina
- It has been rumored that iOS 5 will be released with a complete User Interface overhaul to stay competitive with the likes of Windows Phone 7 & the Android Honeycomb iterations (See Authentic “Radial Menu” patent filed by Apple in late 2010 at left).
- iOS 5.1 – iOS 5.2 will likely be the final updates for the iPhone 3GS similarly to how the recently ended support for iPhone 3G with the iOS 4.3 update.
- MobileMe will have stronger integration(Free?) to the Interface allowing you to easily track your phone, use cloud based storage and seamlessly synch and collaborate between iOS & OSX devices (Could this be the purpose of Apple’s New 500,000 square foot Data Center in Maiden, North Carolina? )
Radial Menu Patent Source: UnwiredView
These details and more are sure to arise at the next Apple press event to most likely be held in June this year. Stay tuned to New Mediator and feel free to post your own insights and predictions on this developing story below.