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,
- car keys
- and airplane boarding pass.
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