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iPhone 5 Rumors Update

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A few months ago I provided some of the rumors that were circulating on the web regarding the much anticipated iPhone 5.  I decided to revisit the subject after noticing that the number of articles on the subject have increased at the technology sites that I frequent.  Here goes.



Tactile Screen- The screen will be able to slightly change it's shape so as to, for example, rise up a bit to make keys on a keyboard.  Other tactile feedback may also be possible- click here for a marketing video about the technology.

Improved Battery Life- a new Broadcom chip will increase battery efficiency, yielding longer battery life.

Liquid Metal Body- This rumor has been around for a while but it seems that folks are pretty certain now that the iPhone 5 will have a body comprised of liquid metalClick here for more on the subject

Front Facing HD Camera - This rumor has gained momentum and there appears to be some supply-chain evidence to support the notion.  It makes sense to me.  Apple needs to go all-out, in my opinion, to help quash the notion that they are dead in the water without Jobs.  Personally, I wonder how they will survive without him.

No Prepaid Option - Not much I can add to that.  It will probably come later after they have sold a blue zillion phones and have made several more blue zillions in services.

4" Screen - This seems to be a given at this point and leaked photos support the rumor as well.



I think the tactile screen is the most exciting development and I hope that it is utilized in Android phones as well.  Many people don't like typing on a glass screen.  But, what if you felt little keys on that screen?  I would watch the video and do some Googling on this feature if  you are planning on buying an iPhone 5.

As always, please leave your comments and add any rumors that are of particular interest to you.




erick99 posted Jun 11, 2012
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TOTOOO
iPhone 5? What about the new generation MacBook Pro?!
TOTOOO (rep: 46.5k) posted Jun 11, 2012
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erick99
I'm on it TOTOOO. Will have a Page ready soon.
erick99 (rep: 16.8k) posted Jun 11, 2012
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arsiel
Yay, thanks for the update. I'm reading that it may be released in September but I"m bracing for delays :/
arsiel (rep: 13k) posted Jun 11, 2012
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MaryRolle
My daughter is dying for this one so I will send this along to her. Thanks for your work.
MaryRolle (rep: 23) posted Jun 11, 2012
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encorez
Camera better be at-least a 12 mp. 8 doesn't cut it anymore.
encorez (rep: 9.96k) posted Jun 11, 2012
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Acidbaby
All of these rumors are based on investments and licensing that Apple has done.

The tactile screen has already been shot down by the developer, Tactus. Which already stated the technology isnt close to being ready and wont be until mid to late 2013.

The liquid metal body really isnt a big deal, they paid $20 million for the licensing to LM in electronics. And LM has been basically been accused of using Apple and that licensing to increase their poorly performing stock. After all the Iphone 4 already used liquid metal although it was only for the sim card ejector.

As far as pre paid phones obviously this is false as Virgin Mobile already announced the iphone just this week and Cricket mobile already has it.

The HD camera again is really nothing major and is a given since the screen with be 16:9. Personally I prefer 4:3 resolution in my photos anyway.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Jun 11, 2012
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rd995
everyone is waiting for iphone 5 since last year
rd995 (rep: 104k) posted Jun 11, 2012
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Acidbaby
Not everyone. I think more people are just waiting to see what happens without Jobs around. In my case they need something revolutionary for me to even consider getting another iphone.
Acidbaby (rep: 6.83k) posted Jun 11, 2012
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gangstabarbie
I'm looking forward to camera!!! :)
gangstabarbie (rep: 9.67k) posted Jun 13, 2012
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