Mobile and Wireless: iPhone 5: Our 10 Favorite Rumors About Apple's Next Smartphone

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2012-07-19 Print this article Print
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Android devices have stretched their displays to 4.7, 4.8 and even 5.3 inches, while Apple has held firm around the 3.5-inch mark. With its next iPhone, however, analysts say Apple will offer a display that's at least 4 inches (on the diagonal).
The Apple iPhone 5 may or may not arrive in September. Or be super thin but extra big. Or feature a new dock. There is no shortage of rumors, speculations or forecasts about a device—even the name iPhone 5 is a guess—that Apple has yet to officially breathe a word about. What is known is that in Samsung, Apple finally has a real competitor. Past comparisons of iPhones to Android sales figures have been silly, as they weighed Apple against a handful of manufacturers. Samsung, however, has pulled ahead of the rest of the Android pack, and smartphone for smartphone, the South Korean giant has out-sold Apple during the first quarter of this year and likely also the second. When Samsung introduced the Galaxy S III in May, it showed its hand (and the public liked what it saw; Samsung has very publicly struggled to make supply meet demand). Now following Samsung, the pressure is on. Apple has so succeeded at wowing the public during its staged events, the bar couldn't be set higher. Here, eWEEK looks at 10 supposed iPhone 5 features that the rumor mill has said Apple will include. And still, greedily, we're crossing our fingers for that one more thing we couldn't have dreamed up to wish for.
Michelle Maisto has been covering the enterprise mobility space for a decade, beginning with Knowledge Management, Field Force Automation and eCRM, and most recently as the editor-in-chief of Mobile Enterprise magazine. She earned an MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University, and in her spare time obsesses about food. Her first book, The Gastronomy of Marriage, if forthcoming from Random House in September 2009.

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