iPhone 5: Details You May Not Know

We are probably a few months away from the next iPhone release - and watching hordes of people beaten hollow by the doors of Apple stores. In light of today's news that the next iPhone will have a thinner screen, here's a summary of what we know about the latest model.

Release date: Analysts expect the phone on the market in autumn. The first four iPhones all came in the summer either in June or July. But last year the iPhone 4S launched on 14 October. There are many rumors about the release date - a blog called Know Your Mobile, for example, says it "can only reveal" the date will be August 7. As anyone who follows Apple does know, most rumors tend to be false. In any case, all major airlines are expected to begin selling the iPhone at launch.

Name: Apple deceived everyone last year when it named its newest model, the 4S instead of 5. It surprised the blogosphere again this year by phoning the latest tablet the "new iPhone" instead of the iPad 3, which indicates that he is doing away with numbering conventions. So do not be surprised if this is just the "new iPhone."

Screen: The Wall Street Journal reports today that the iPhone will have a thinner screen using in-cell technology, screen makers Sharp, Japan Display and LG Display. The screen is thinner, as it does without a touch screen layer which is about half a millimeter thick. This improves the quality of the images. The screen is also larger, at least 4 inches 3.5 inches diagonally opposite all iPhones.

Features: The phone will feature the new operating system, IOS 6, which Apple says is supplied with 200 new features, including enhancements to "voice assistant Siri, a new 3-D maps service with turn-by-turn navigation, integration with Facebook, a "Do Not Disturb" feature to prevent unwanted messages in the night, and a new app called passbook organizes loyalty cards, tickets and boarding passes to the right card to display when needed.

Survey says: A survey, 400 people in the U.S. and Asia for the annual survey includes mobile phone and found that 65% of the plan for an iPhone their next smartphone to make, and of those 51% said they were waiting newest model.

Apple Move to 21-pin Connector for iPhone 5

The iPhone 5, the next generation of Apple's iPhone is expected to go on sale around October, come with a 19-pin connector port at the bottom instead of its own 30-pin port "to make room for the earphones move to the bottom ", news from some trusted sources. That would mean that the new phone would not connect to the numerous accessories such as speakers and chargers that part of the ecosystem to form around iPods, iPhones and iPads without adapter.

This means that new business, analysts say.
"It is an opportunity for accessory suppliers," said Pete Cunningham, London-based analyst at technology research firm Canalys. "The iPhone port is a standard for a long time and I expect the same would apply for a new connector, Apple should change as expected."

Apple did not immediately respond to a request by e-mail for comment.

Tech blogs have long speculated about the demise of the 30-pin connector, on 21 mm takes a lot of space, especially since the latest technologies such as micro-offer more power in less space.

They say a smaller connector, Apple would have more space for new product designs or a bigger battery, or just smaller and smaller products.

Swiss Logitech, one of the largest makers of Apple speakers, declined to comment.

But some enterprising vendors in China have already started offering cases for the new phone, complete with earphone jack on the bottom and a "guarantee" the dimensions are correct.

For some in the peripherals industry, the change to open doors to new business.

"IPod docking speaker sales fell for a year or two," said an employee of a Hong Kong based company that designs speakers specifically for Apple products.

"My previous works is a happy one. They shifted the focus to Bluetooth speakers, which proved a wise decision now," said the employee, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"It seems while the iPod speaker sales go down, Bluetooth speaker sales go up."

Apple has already said that some users of older models of the MacBook computers will not be able to have the latest operating system will soon be announced to use, but analysts think that the friendly gadget for mobile users.

"Apple has not finding a solution for their existing customers who want to upgrade to the new iPhone, but are bound by an expensive accessory that bought disappoint," said Francisco Jeronimo, London-based analyst at technology research firm IDC.

"I think Apple will come with some sort of adapter so the new iPhone can be used with prior connectors."

It would be a difficult change for Apple to manage, even with an adapter.

"With a smaller connector, what do I do with my speakers at home and the fitness package that I use when I go to the gym? That is the question," says 24-year old Travis Tam, who owns an iPhone 4 and works as account executive at a social networking company in Hong Kong.

"I feel that the premium gap between the next iPhone 5 and latest Android models is becoming much smaller these days. This will mean that details such as having a smaller connector will be more in whether I will continue to iPhone to use mean and switch to other Android phones. "

A vendor nicknamed Chan in an Apple reseller in Hong Kong thought that a smaller connector would be a "pain" to be, and would spoil the clean lines and seamless connectivity that is Apple's trademark.

"There are ways to make it as a part of the speakers have an audio input section that can be directly connected to any iPhone with a headphone jack. It is not a very elegant way of doing things, but it is an alternative," he said .

In the end, however, Apple fans are Apple fans.

"I do not think Apple will consumers keep buying the new gadgets," said CK Lu, Taipei-based analyst at Gartner. "Many companies are interested in the development of accessories for Apple, because Apple users are more open and willing to purchase accessories."