iPhone 5 Smartphone Wallet Due for Summer 'at the earliest' Release

Computerworld's Jonny Evans tells us about the iPhone 5? What features we can look forward to in the next-gen Apple smartphone when it ships in summer.Here we've created a gist from the blog post:iPhone 5 is "scheduled for launch during summer at the earliest", and you will see a smartphone that is also your wallet.Foxlink […]

Computerworld's Jonny Evans tells us about the iPhone 5? What features we can look forward to in the next-gen Apple smartphone when it ships in summer.

Here we've created a gist from the blog post:

  • iPhone 5 is "scheduled for launch during summer at the earliest", and you will see a smartphone that is also your wallet.
  • Foxlink will produce earphone jack sockets for the iPhone 5.
  • Kinsus Interconnect Technology is to supply silicon for the iPhone 5's new Qualcomm baseband chip.
  • iPhone 5 is also expected to run on Apple's new A5 CPU, which is built on ARM's Cortex A9 architecture. Apple may use the new dual-core SGX543 graphics core. This potentially means you can look forward to 1,080p video recording and HDMI-quality output.
  • Benjamin Vigier, Apple's new Mobile Commerce Manager has huge experience in the NFC field, including stints at Starbucks and PayPal. Apple has the patents, and in iPhone 5 you will see a smartphone that is also your wallet.
  • iPhone 5 may support 3D games, a la Nintendo 3DS, and also that it will be made available on a third US carrier, Sprint.

So what will iPhone 5 be? It'll be:

  • a phone,
  • a compass,
  • a map,
  • your mail, texts and social networks,
  • an Internet appliance,
  • a games machine,
  • a wallet,
  • capable of running all manner of Apps
  • your thin client Mac,
  • your video and still camera,
  • pocket calculator,
  • pedometer,
  • car keys
  • and airplane boarding pass.

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