iPhone 5 Updates & Rumors

Looking for the latest info on the iPhone 5? This page will keep you up to date on all iPhone 5 rumors, including features, design, and the iPhone 5’s expected launch date in the US and worldwide.

This page was lasted updated on June 16th, 2011.

iPhone 5 predicted launch: September 2011, earliest. December 2011, latest.

Rumored iPhone 5 Features:

  • 8MP camera
  • slightly larger screen
  • similar design as iPhone 4
  • possible inclusion of NFC
  • possible dual core processor (Apple A5 chip)
  • LTE (4G), more storage
  • possible aluminum body
  • might include advanced Nuance voice recognition technology
  • iPhone 5 might be a “world phone” that works on both GSM and CDMA
  • curved glass
  • 1080p video recording
  • redesigned flash located opposite from the camera rather than next to it

iPhone 5 Price: Unknown – expected to be similar to iPhone 4 pricing for existing models (16GB, 32GB)

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Latest News & Rumors

iPhone 5 May Feature Relocated Flash – June 15, 2011
A recent report indicates that Apple’s next-gen iPhone might move the LED flash to the top-right side of the iPhone rather than placing it right by the camera on the top left. The report indicates that redesigned iPhone 5 camera parts have surfaced, showing the change.

Next iPhone In Final Testing Stage, No 3G FaceTime For Verizon This Year – June 13, 2011
We’ve been hearing reports that the next-gen iPhone is in its final testing stages, and is now in the pockets of high-level Apple and carries executives. Further, 9to5Mac reports that, which 3G FaceTime may be on the way, it won’t be coming to new Verizon

iPhone 5 Could Feature 1080p Video Recording – June 10, 2011
I’m sure you’ve all seen the rumors about the next-gen iPhone getting an 8MP camera. If that holds true, it would be the first iOS device to feature full 1080p recording, and support for 1080p output is enabled by iOS 5, making it a no-brainer for Apple to put in a higher-resolution

Possible Photo Of The Back Of The iPhone 5 – May 24, 2011
A possible photo of what might be the back of the upcoming iPhone 5 was revealed to MacRumors.  The image shows a white shell with three holes, and supports the rumor that the flash will be separated from the camera on the iPhone 5

Latest iPhone Rumor: Curved Glass Coming To Next Generation – May 23, 2011
According to DigiTimes, the next generation of iPhone will feature a curved glass top as part of its display. This approach should welcome in a edge to edge display and a larger screen for future iPhone users.

Report: No NFC for mobile payments in iPhone 4S – May 17, 2011
According to a report from Bernstein Research, the iPhone 4S will not have NFC (Near Field Communications). The technology has been widely anticipated in the next iPhone in order to facilitate mobile payments.

iPhone 5 May Get Text-to-Speech Conversion, Advanced Call Holding Features – May 13, 2011
Apple may make it easier to talk to friends while at a noisy bar or in a quiet room without uttering a word using a new patented text-to-speech and speech-to-text interface in the iPhone 5.

iPhone 5 Parts Leaked – May 13, 2011
iPhone Italia has posted images of what appear to be parts that will make up Apple’s next incarnation of the iPhone 5 (or 4S). The pictures, which make little sense if you’re not an engineer, allegedly show speakers and dock cables for the next iPhone.

Analyst: iPhone 4S Coming to Sprint, T-Mobile USA, China Mobile This Fall – May 14, 2011.
According to analyst Peter Misek with Jefferies & Co, the next iPhone will not have LTE (next-generation Long Term Evolution) when it is released this September on more carriers.

AT&T Rep says no iPhone 5 in June or July. – May 4, 2011.
Everything is leading towards an end of year iPhone update. The iPhone 4 coming to Verizon, the recent white iPhone 4 unveiling, and OS X Lion’s unleashing in the summer are but three reasons why Apple won’t announce an iPhone 5 (or iPhone 4S) until the end of the year.

Tapered design, larger screen, & gesture-senstive home button – April 22, 2011.
It appears that Apple may be prototyping an iPhone 5 with a tapered design, a larger 3.7-inch screen, and a gesture-sensitive home button, according to “This is my next”.

Forbes – iPhone 4G LTE chip won’t be around until 2012 – April 21, 2011.
Forbes reports that while Apple may be able to introduce an iPhone 5 at any time of their choosing, the chips required to produce a well-designed 4G LTE smartphone simply won’t be around until late this year at the earliest, and probably 2012.

Retuers – iPhone 5 to ship in September – April 20, 2011.
Contrary to earlier reports that the iPhone 5 won’t enter production until September and ship in October, three sources with “direct knowledge” of Apple’s supply chain have now confirmed a summer production ramp-up for a September ship date.

No major design changes, A5 processor, 8MP camera – October launch? – April 18, 2011.
New details have emerged from AppleInsider about the next generation iPhone according to a report issued today by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo with Concord Securities.

8MP camera coming to iPhone 5 – April 4, 2011.
Howard Stringer, Sony’s CEO, left the preverbal cat of the bag when he casually mentioned that they are providing Apple with an 8MP camera for the next generation of iPhone, the iPhone 5.