What does Apple have in store for the iPhone 5?

Apple's iPhone 5 is still months away from being officially announced, but that hasn't stopped the rumours.

The Apple iPhone 5 is rumoured to have a larger 4in display

The Apple iPhone 5 is rumoured to have a larger 4in display

Apple's iPhone 5 is still months away from becoming a reality, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill going into overdrive. Just what does Apple have up its sleeve to entice consumers in 2011?

Read our comprehensive iPhone 4 review and check out our guide to the best upcoming smartphones in 2011.

According to DigiTimes, the iPhone 5 will feature a larger 4in screen; bigger than the standard 3.5in display of the current iPhone and more in line with Google Android phones such as the 4.3in HTC Desire HD, and the 4in Samsung Galaxy S and Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10.

The report also claims the iPhone 5 may not be any larger than the current iPhone 5, as the display could extend from edge-to-edge. The iPhone 5 screen is likely to be similar to the current iPhone 4's retina display, which uses IPS technology and has a 640x960 pixel resolution.

Other rumours about the next-generation iPhone have included:

— A smaller, cheaper, downsized version of the iPhone (Unlikely)
— A screen that is closer to the edges of the phone, reducing the size of the iPhone (Possible)
— Inclusion of a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip (Likely)
— The introduction of the iPhone 5 in June at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco (Highly likely)
— A new A4 processor that could boast a dual-PowerVR SGX 543 graphics and video core (Possible)
— An antenna that will work on both GSM and CDMA networks to accommodate AT&T and Verizon's networks in the US (Possible)
— Thinner case design than the current iPad (Possible)
— No home button; use of multi-touch gestures instead (Unlikely)
— Increased battery life (Highly likely)

What do you want to see in the iPhone 5? Let us know in the comments below.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags Appleapple iphonemobile phonessmartphonesiPhoneiPhone 5iphone 4

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

PC World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?