Finally, the wait is (almost) over. The most awaited gadget of the year, iPhone 5 is about to get unveiled in a big press event on Wednesday, September 12. Like any other anxiously awaited gadget iPhone 5 welcomed a barrage of speculations, rumors and predictions.
With the launch date just few hours away from now, we will finally be able to see which rumors turn out to be true and which ones would be shot down. Here is a roundup of the Top 5 rumors about iPhone 5.
1. A Bigger, taller and thinner display
The new iPhone will have a 3.9 or 4-inch display larger than the current iPhone screens, as rumored by the Wall Street Journal. Many suspect that it will be about 4 inches diagonally. Moreover, with a thinner screen would also allow the device to be lighter in weight than before.
2. Redesigned Ear buds
The latest and redesigned form of ear buds that Apple intends to introduce with iPhone 5 is something being talked about much. Apple is calling these ear buds ‘vented in-the-ear headphones’ which aim to cut back on echo while making phone calls. The redesigned form will definitely improve sound quality of the phone.
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3. LTE Connectivity
Known as Long Term Evolution and marketed as 4G LTE, it is being rumored that with more antenna connections than the one in iPhone 4S, the new iPhone could have LTE connectivity. LTE is significantly faster than the existing 3G tech. Furthermore, the use of this technology would bring iPhone in line with the most current Android phones.
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4. 9-Pin Dock Connector
It hasn’t been confirmed, but Veister, a China-based USB cable design and manufacturing company has posted images of the new iPhone’s charger with its 30-pins dock connector for one with only 9 pins. The new charger would make existing speakers and chargers useless when used with the new device. However, realizing the havoc it can create it’s likely that Apple will introduce an adapter that will convert it back to its original 30 pins.
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5. No NFC Chip
There has been a lot of back and forth about whether Apple will incorporate near field communications (NFC) chip in iPhone 5, a technology that would allow users to swipe device at checkouts to pay for items. However, rumors like these were also made about the last model, too. Apple may introduce a competing technology or ecosystem to NFC.
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6. New iPhone With Old Price
According to 9to5Mac the new iPhone5 will debut with the same price as the iPhone 4S. The device will initially be offered with the familiar $199 to $399 price tag that is the same as last year’s iPhone. So, if you were worried about paying more for the new device, you can relax….at least for now.
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