'iPhone 5' chippery captured on camera
Scaled up to A5
Another week, another influx of next-gen iPhone rumours and speculation. This time, though, we have images of what appears to be the chipset that'll be used within Apple's upcoming handset.
The first image - spied on Chinese-language site Weibo - shows off the A5 chip widely expected to be included in Apple's next-gen handset, PhoneArena reports. While the text is a bit blurry, a higher battery capacity can also be noted.
This was backed up by further pictures that popped up later on Macpost and showed the front side of the device. This clearly shares a similar form factor to the iPhone 4, prompting calls that, if real, this is indeed the iPhone 4S, rather than the iPhone 5.
Chinese site Pandaxtech posted yet another high res pic of the handset's innards earlier too. Seems pretty genuine. I guess we'll all know for sure when Apple announces the device officially, sometime in October... supposedly. ®
why is it asking for activation? Would an iOS5 device not be capable of activating itself without being connected to iTunes?
Looking at the top of the touch screen, that grille pattern is what all the knock-off white iPhone 4 parts used to cover the proximity sensor (mine certainly does). If you look at an official white iPhone 4 it has a dark lozenge in that position.
So unless Apple have decided to imitate the cheap copies I would seriously wonder if someone just decided to take some pictures of their iPhone 4 in pieces and photoshop the letters A5 over the CPU...
my bet is with "4s" not "5"
seeing release dates of every June as major release period (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone#Model_comparison). It seems jobs has abandoned a "release candidate" around June 2011. perhaps this June it would have been 4S but since its approx October.. i smell fishy and tech site should debate on this.
Firstly i dont know and dont care of what steve releases. But I kinda see "Zero-Bezel-Screen iPhone" as iPhone5. This is the industry trend and leaked pics (heavy-bexel) could be an Abandoned-June-2011 release.
Have they made the case any less ugly yet? Seriously, every iPhone I've seen looks like a cheap plasticky device from the early 90s.
All I want for christmas...
Is a bigger screen and the ability to make calls in cold weather - it rings in your pocket but as soon as you take it out it drops all signal.
<sigh> Looks like my next contract will be on the Samsung Galaxy S2 or the Note.