In less than an hour, Apple will launch its new iPhone 5, with an expectant crowd tuning in to get a glimpse of the new design and find out what tweaks and innovations are being included in the sixth release of this game-changing smartphone. Mobilesplease will be covering the event live on Twitter, Facebook and right here on this blog, so stay close to find out what the iPhone 5 will be like, first.
What do we know already?
It’s going to be called the iPhone 5.
The name that was confirmed by mistake hours before the launch event began, on Apple’s website. Four articles were published all referring to the new handset by the iPhone 5 name.
It’s going to have LTE, or 4G capabilities.
With EE announcing 4G services yesterday, it’s become clear that the iPhone 5 will be compatible to take advantage of its launch.
It’s going to have a bigger screen.
Even though Steve Jobs suggested smartphones didn’t need screen sizes above 3.5″, the success of handsets with larger screens, such as the 4.8-inch Samsung Galaxy SIII, or the 4.5-inch display on the HTC One X has meant that in order to keep up the Jones’, the new iPhone 5 will have to follow suit. Don’t expect anything too large however, a 4-inch screen is most likely.
It’s going to have a new pin-dock connector.
One of the earliest rumours, and one that sent bloggers into overdrive, was the reduced-size pin dock connector. Expected to be 9-pins and called ‘Lightning’, this will allow for a smaller port and may support data transfer of up to 5Gbps.
These are all the rumours we can confirm, although not 100% due to Apple’s tight security it employs around all of its new product releases. In less than two hours however, we’ll find out for sure what the new iPhone 5 will have in store for us.