Feeds

Apple's next iPhone planned for September, says report

Faster processor and better camera

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Apple's next iPhone is coming in September and will blur the lines with the run-away iPad but beat it in other areas.

Bloomberg has reported Steve Jobs's company will introduce a new iPhone in September, advancing different reports of an update in the smart-phone line of August.

The iPhone will include the dual-core A5 processor, the chip at the heart of the iPad 2 that shipped earlier this year, Bloomberg says.

That will mean more overlap between Apple's touch-phone and touch-tablet. Already, it was known that the new phone will use iOS 5 that will also be available for the iPad and iPod Touch. iOS5 was unveiled at Apple's World Wide Developers' Conference (WWDC) two weeks ago.

The updated device will ensure Apple's phone line continues to beat the iPad in one important area, however: the camera. Bloomberg's sources reckon the iPhone will pack an eight mega pixel camera, up from the five mega pixels in the current phone. That compares to the cheapo, "VGA-quality" still camera on the iPad 2.

Apple will hope the new phone can help arrest some of the growth enjoyed by Google's Android. In just four years, the iPhone has carved out around a quarter of the US smart-phone market but growth has leveled off and now Android is racking up the positive numbers. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
Consumers agree to give up first-born child for free Wi-Fi – survey
This Herod network's ace – but crap reception in bullrushes
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
Surprise: if you work from home you need the Internet
Buffer-rage sends Aussies out to experience road rage
EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass
Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.