The iPhone 5 rumor mill has been well and truly set alight this week, following a number of reports that highly privileged individuals have not only been granted a glance at the fabled device, but also been allowed a full hands-on inspection. Of course, with nothing confirmed or refute directly from the proverbial horse’s mouth the reports must be interpreted with the usual pinch of salt, but for those of us with a little optimism, it is all exciting stuff indeed.
Firstly, not to mention unsurprisingly, the unnamed source claims that Apple had indeed planned to release the iPhone 5 during the mid-stages of this year, though Steve Jobs himself intervened as he was unhappy with the way the new, larger screen caused havoc with the iOS 5 ecosystem.
Needless to say, the iPhone 5 the source was allowed to inspect packed some truly biblical specs, including the aforementioned larger sceen size and a whopping 10 megapixel digital camera. A capacitive home button was said to be present in the overall sleeker form, while general processing power was much faster than anything currently available anywhere on the market. Siri was of course present, though did not carry this specific title.
However, the same report also went on to state that the iPhone 5 was not without its glitches, with the most apparent being rather modest battery life.
When and where the iPhone 5 release date finally comes about remains a mystery, though with the likes of the iPhone 4S proving a truly unstoppable success, it is highly unlikely that Apple will feel in any way rushed to usher in the next chapter.
Indeed, the success of the 4S has led many to speculate that an iPad 2S could be on the way during the first quarter of 2012, extracting every possible penny from the market ahead of an all-new iPad 3 release next fall.