Apple iPhone 4S Review– Specs and Release Date - 14th October 2011

Apple iPhone 5 is becoming more and more ‘the most wanted Smartphone of the year 2011’, which is why the internet is filled with rumours and leaked information about iPhone 5. So, now it’s my turn to add something as well, what you may or may not find in iPhone 5. I am not trying to get you all excited over nothing; I am just trying to create a wish list from my personal desires and what I call ‘gadget intuition’!

There is a huge competition in line and for the very first time, there are just so many kids in the party who want to take the biggest piece of the cake they possibly can. I am talking about HTC, which is rolling about Android and Windows Phone 7 based Smartphones with state-of-the-art hardware configurations and top-notch business productivity solutions. Then there is Samsung, which is steaming the market at a rapid rate with the upcoming launch of Galaxy S II (and Tab 2)

Android Market, Amazon App Store and Windows Marketplace are going to present some very hard competition to Apple Appstore as well. Collectively, iPhone 5 (you’ll know the real name at the very end of this article), must present something special in order to win the hearts of Apple fans once again and attract or steal the fans of their competitors.

So, let’s start point by point, starting with Build:

 

Quench Your Thirst with iPhone 4 for Now!

Build or Looks

iPhone 5 may not vary a lot in comparison to iPhone 4. iPhone 4 did bring a form factor with squares in comparison to rounded ones in previous generations of iPhone. However, transitioning from iPhone 4 to 5 would be a great leap forward, because it will have great hardware changes (from processor to display panel).

Right now, holding iPhone 4 feels just right and kind of ‘perfect’, Steve Jobs might want to stick with the current form factor for now. Now, talking about keeping things just the same, Apple will have to deal with the so called ‘death grip’ that affected many users last year (but didn’t slow down sales of iPhone 4). Rather than keeping the antenna close to the gripping part, it could be adjusted horizontally, in top or bottom.

In both cases, the death grip, if any, will only occur if we want to take a snap or something like that. So, when we are holding our phone like that, we wouldn’t be talking anyway, that is why this idea could work. Anyway, I am not a hardware engineer and I would prefer if Apple can come up with some other brilliant way to fix that upcoming issue.

The other solution is to hold the phone with brain waves. However, Steve Jobs can’t possibly come up with that solution. Let’s leave it to Intel to figure this one out. They are the founders of tomorrow after all.  

Display

Resolution: 640X960 with 3.7-inch (diagonal) screen – IPS display

This fact is all over the internet that iPhone 5 might actually be larger than iPhone 4 and with all the new Smartphones (with Tegra 2 inside) coming with large display, Apple can’t back down. However, there are still two possibilities here, iPhone 5 may have a larger screen or it may have a higher resolution.

A higher resolution will already make the phone difficult to operate for people who have trouble reading small things and a higher resolution would not feel natural on a 3.5-inch screen, even if it is some retouched, ultra-sharp, crisp and antiglare version of what we have seen in iPhone 4.

 

Capacity or Disk Size

Disk size is of utter importance. It will be available in variations of 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB and if we are mighty lucky enough, 120 GB (ah! it brings back the sweet memories of iPod Classic 120 GB)! Finally, we will be able to store all of our personal data in just one amazing Smartphone and 120 GB must be more than enough.

In any case, it still depends on how you organize your personal life. You can have millions of megabytes to store your data and still feel like you want more, and you can have just one picture to remember and adore your loved ones (just being a little emotional, that’s all).

So, back to the size, do you think that it is possible for Apple to invent some kind of SSD for iPhone, hm? We’ll see later this year or in first quarter of 2012.

Processor

1 GHz Apple A5 Custom Designed Dual Core processor.

I just heard about this processor being installed in iPad 2 (Apple has revealed it as well) from my friend and thought, hey, if it can power up a 9.7-inch beast (make it, sort of), then it can certainly fill some juice in the latest iPhone.

Multi-tasking would not be a tale to tell anymore, it has long become an old talk and as I said in my iPad 2 article, hyper threading has a nice ring to it. However, what on earth are we going to do with hyper threading in Smartphones? Is Autodesk planning to launch Maya and 3DS Max for iOS as well? Who knows, may be!

You never know actually. One moment you are sitting comfortably on a bench, enjoying a delicious coffee or tea, and the next moment, a guy with iPhone 5 comes and starts to work on a 3D Model!

RAM

A nice boost in RAM would be so-kind-of-Apple as well friends. I am not talking about 1 GB of RAM (well, that wouldn’t be too bad either), but 768 MB of RAM would make the Smartphone even more jazzy.

Extra Features

Gyroscope

ThunderBolt Port

4G

Finger-print scanner for additional security or simply put, biometric security

5 Mega Pixels to 8 Mega Pixels camera with Flash – 1080p video recording and playback on HD televisions via ThunderBolt Port

Real Name

As I promised that I would tell you the real name of upcoming version of iPhone, here we go. You do realise, that there is something missing in iPhone 4 and that is 4G and this is why, iPhone 5 cannot be called iPhone 5 when there is still a room for a lonely G roaming around for a place to stick and what could be a better place than, iPhone 4.

So... how do you feel about iPhone 4G than iPhone 5? Comment section is open for you anytime.

Release Date

iPhone 5 (4G) is set to be released in July 2011.

There is so much more to talk about and I will consider adding some more to it as I get the word from my friends and internet. Till then have fun with iPad 2, which is officially released now.

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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Yeah they did Mona but it was a very long time ago and we still aren't ready for those concept phones!


mona 5 years ago

As for the two projectors, Mozilla unveiled a concept phone Seabird, which double projector, and it was great.

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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi there Javed. The latest iPhone is out and it is not iPhone 5. It is iPhone 4S and it is not absolutely eye-catching or a gadget to die for.

You should check out the link that I have updated at the top of this article.


javed 5 years ago

is this 3D iphone wid bluetooth


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi there friends. The "Let's talk iPhone 4" event went as planned on 4th October 2011 and it went on disappointing us as the time passed.

I am talking about the iPhone 4S only because it was the most anticipated moment of the event.

I have to say that though some of my predictions (and others) were right on the point, many were not.

I am disappointed to say that we are not going to see any iPhone 5 in 2011 and this most anticipated device will be released probably in 2012, only if we are lucky.

I would we glad if you spare some time to comment here about your impressions on iPhone 4S. I want to know what my dear hubbers think about it.

Are you happy or not? :) or :(


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi there Tresh. I have updated the title quite a while ago to show the latest release date of iPhone 5 to give a quick peek.

However, I'll say it again, iPhone 5 will be released on 4th October 2011 worldwide.

Now, in Philippines iPhone 5 will be released on a contract basis with Globe Philippines few weeks after 4th October 2011. You will see it in October 2011 as far as I can see right now.

The price for an unlocked version, if any, will be $899 for a 32-GB version and $799 for a 16-GB version.

On a contract basis of 1 Year - you would be paying $299 for 32-GB and $199 for 16-GB.

This is not a confirmed plan or information as you may already know. This is what that is encircling iPhone 5 news right now.

I'll be updating this post with latest information of iPhone 5 and data plans to keep this article fresh and updated.

You are welcome to check it again. :)


Tresh 5 years ago

What date and month release here in the philippines iphone 5? and how about the Price? Hope its little low..I am waiting for here in the philippines to release iphone 5 please soon this month of october if possible...


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

October is now extended all the way to late 2011. That's why I have updated the title with December 2011. It is also in the crowd that iPhone 5 may not even make it in 2011 and may come out in first quarter of 2012. :(


Saty 5 years ago

Heard from someone that its now moved to October. Grrr. is that true ?!? any idea?


sophieee 5 years ago

its september!! :) so excited. do you have any idea of the date now?


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

u r not alone billie. count me in too. :)


billie 5 years ago

looking forward to have the new I phone 5


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi Saty, I know that last activity was 4 weeks ago but I update the title of the hub as soon as possible. So, as of this moment iPhone 5 is still expected to be released on September 2011. I know that it is not very far but as soon as we hit September, we will know exact date for sure and I'll update this hub with the latest date rather than month.

As far as price is considered, I believe that price of iPhone 4 will be dropped and iPhone 5 will have the same price as of iPhone 4. But right now, there is no clue whatsoever.

I'll keep you posted about it here. :)


Saty 5 years ago

Thanks for the useful info. The last message was about 4 weeks ago. Do you have any updated information about the new iPhone release date? I was very tempted to buy iphone4 4 months ago but ever since I heard the rumour (or facts) that iPh 5 is coming out in September 2011 I dropped my idea of buying iPhone 4 and waiting for its new release. Do you know or guess how much iPhone 5 would cost?


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Iberkenbosch 5 years ago from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Awesome Hub :)

I'm also going to sell my iphone4 and get an iphone5 whenever I can.

I've written some hub about new specifications aswell, check it and tell me what you think:

http://hubpages.com/technology/iPhone-5-Specs-and-...


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

You can sell your iPhone 4 anytime Jones to those who feel iPhone 5 would be expensive. There is nothing to worry about.

Also, there is a lot of wait involved. Current release date is September 2011 and it is still 2 months to go for it.

Enjoy iPhone 4 Jones, till i update this article with another Release Date Update.


Jones 5 years ago

Damn! I wish I didn't buy iphone 4 yet! :( it makes me wanna sell it....


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi, Tamila. Good to hear from you. It's nearly summer in here and Steve Jobs is tightening up his turtle neck to get back on the stage 'secretly'! :)

I guess he will surprise us with some even more amazing news than iPhone 4G (5)!!


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Tamila Roberts 5 years ago from Canada

I'm looking to get a iphone sometimes in the middle of the summer. Thanks for clearing me up about this.


Laura Breganze 5 years ago

This is really nice and productive write.

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http://www.iphonespyware.net/


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hatimyal 5 years ago from India

I only wish they would keep the prize little low and target the samll fishes as well.

Iphone 4 was good but way too costly so was not the worth of money.

nice post though. I am thinking of buying Iphone 4 but will wait for 5 then decide.


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

@Alu, they never released 2GS because iPhone 3G had 3G as a new technology. However, this is not going to be the case with next iPhone bcz it is not going to have 5G!! So bear with it fellas and don't overdream for iPhone.

@Sjr I am pretty sure that Apple is currently doing that. It is the standard procedure, even when we don't notice it, companies take our interests in account and then create the product.

I agree that Steve Jobs is more like 'i will listen to just myself' kind of guy, but he is running a business and he can't let our wishes slip.

However, your wishes are alot Sjr and many of them are right as well. So... we hope that Apple listens your wishes and make them come true. :)


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

@Alu, they never released 2GS because iPhone 3G had 3G as a new technology. However, this is not going to be the case with next iPhone bcz it is not going to have 5G!! So bear with it fellas and don't overdream for iPhone.

@Sjr I am pretty sure that Apple is currently doing that. It is the standard procedure, even when we don't notice it, companies take our interests in account and then create the product.

I agree that Steve Jobs is more like 'i will listen to just myself' kind of guy, but he is running a business and he can't let our wishes slip.

However, your wishes are alot Sjr and many of them are right as well. So... we hope that Apple listens your wishes and make them come true. :)


Sjr 5 years ago

I don't want the new iPhone to be a box, that makes it original and it's too much like all the other phones. I just wish the flash didn't make the pictures look foggy, and I wish u didn't need wifi to FaceTime. I like the home button and I have heard it will be removed in a future phone, but that would be ridiculous because it would be like an android then. I think apple needs to survey the current four and future five owners and see what we want in a phone we will be buying.


alu 5 years ago

Well they never released anything like 2GS AFAIK.


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

@Janellelk Come on Jane, a little rumour never hurts. Also, its not a complete rumour. It is already April 2011 and it is scheduled for summer release which is just around the corner. However, why should you worry abt iPhone 5 when you have iPhone 4? Just chill and play with iPhone 4 for now.

@Jmmajh You have selected two of the most probable names Jmmajh. That ain't fair. Either u go for iPhone 5 or iPhone 4GS.

Mine would be iPhone 4G, because iPhone 4GS points towards another sequel to iPhone 4G version that has not been released just yet.


Jmmajh 5 years ago

I want it to be called iphone 5 or iphone 4gs


janellelk 5 years ago

Ugh! I want a concrete release date. I was at the Apple store the other day and purchased the iPhone 4.. but I was really worried (and convinced) that the next upgrade would be released the next day! lol.


ColmbnQn 5 years ago

great info! i love my iphone 4 and can't wait to see what amazing things come out of the next iphone. i just hate that a new iphone is release way less than a year after the previous one. either way, i want the new iphone!

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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Don't worry about that Kayli. I can keep a secret, you can leave me a fan mail regarding awesome specs. But please, since we are all circling around rumorus, please tell only those facts and figures, which are real. :)

Thanks for dropping by, ciao.


Kayli!  5 years ago

I work at an att store in the upper michigan. I can personally say you have a lot of the facts right:) but i know more. I will tell more if you promise not to tell.


Kuricha 5 years ago

I wait to buy iphone 5...


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

I am not following you phoenix, could you be more specific on what you want to ask?


Pheonix 5 years ago

I can't wait until the iphone 4g comes out so I can buy it. Im 10 years old and im spending my money on Queensland witch I,ve been saving up for agers but hopefully I have enough money by then. Anyway is that kksonakiya girl the answer person if she is can she answer this. they should put them out at the same time.


Kerri 5 years ago

So like the n8, it would be great if u had a photo button to take photos with. Top right hand side when phone is on landscape position. I maybe the only ones who wants and prob considered old school but it would be so much better:)


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Thanks speedbird for reading and rating my hub. I hope these rumours and advance specs do turn out right. However, Zdnet have created their own wishlist, which is more or less the same in comparison to this hub.

Everyone wants a better camera, gyroscope, inbuilt maps, flash (who are getting sick of playing with HTML 5), etc. I hope Apple finds an answer for them in their new iDevice.


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speedbird 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Great hub on Apple iPhone 5 Review and Specifications. Voted Up and rated USEFUL


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

That would be a bit too much Jose. Wireless charging technology is amazing and having it in our iPhone 5 or 4g would be great. As for dual projectors, Mozilla showed off their concept phone Seabird, which dual projector and it was awesome.

If you are telling the truth then I am sure Apple would turn a complete myth into a total reality.


Jose 5 years ago

I work in an apple store, and there is another feature that nobody knows... it will be able to wireless charging and it has dual projectors and it has 128gb of internal memory.


girl in Lørenskog 5 years ago

Love my iphone!!


batzmaru 5 years ago from Malaysia

been thinking about getting an iPhone 4 but since iPhone 4G is gonna be released in a few months, I think I'll just wait a little longer :)


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

not quite noqnix. There is no word for 3D iPhone 4G, however, 2D would be just as awesome.


noqnix 5 years ago

Wow Is it built in with 3d application

It gonna be awesome right


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

what are u talking abt Sainttattoo, why wouldn't your bt headset work with latest iPhone 4G?


Sainttattoo 5 years ago

I don't care if they call it the the iPhone gts super sport deluxe, I want it! Oh, and unlike my iPhone 4, I want my bt headset to work with it.

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