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The first and probably the most important thing about the upcoming smartphone is its name. Last year, Apple tricked us all with the introduction of an iPhone 4S, while it was highly expected that the device would have been called the iPhone 5. The Cupertino company has once more surprised the blogosphere with calling its latest tablet called the “new iPad” instead of the anticipated “iPad 3”. So Apple has proved to be doing away with numbering conventions. While it is still widely believed that the upcoming smartphone will be called an iPhone 5, it’s not foreclosed that we’ll just get the “New iPhone” instead.
Screen is the next major feature users usually pay attention to. According to the majority of latest rumors, the next iPhone will have a thinner screen using in-cell technology from the display makers such as Sharp, Japan Display and LG Display. The images have been spread, claiming that the display will be much thinner on account of the technology that eliminates the need of about a half a millimeter thick touch-screen layer. Despite making the device slimmer, the in-cell technology improves the image quality as well. Moreover, the iPhone 5 display is said to measure at least 4 inches diagonally – significantly larger than the 3.5 inches all of the existing iPhone models.
The upcoming iPhone is suggested to be powered with the latest iOS 6, which comes with 200 new features, including enhancements to “voice assistant” Siri, a 3-D maps service with turn-by-turn navigation, a new Passbook app and many more. To learn more about the iOS 6 features, check our detailed guide on what’s new in iOS 6.
And importantly, the mostly speculated topic about the iPhone 5 is its release date. With the analysts expecting the iPhone 5 to hit the market this fall, some of the sources still claim it “can exclusively reveal” the date will be August 7th. Whatever the case may be, all of the major carriers are likely to begin selling the New iPhone once it’s launched.