HedgeFundLIVE — So as usual, rumors are already being spread about a possible iPhone 5, codename: iPhone 4S, coming soon to both Sprint and T-mobile networks. It is rumored to debut in September or October of this year, instead of in July when Apple usually releases its new iPhones.
All rumors agree on the fact that the new iPhone will have minor cosmetic changes and sport improved cameras and faster A5 processors. The improvements will create a phone that will deliver higher video resolutions, better quality “still” pictures, and better multi-tasking abilities.
What they do not agree on is whether the phone will house LTE (Long Term Evolution) support and connectivity.
(For more information about LTE, Read my blog.)
The iPhone is, however, said to sport HSPA+ connectivity, which is why it will be named the iPhone 4S, instead of the iPhone 5.
And just what is, HSPA+ connectivity?!?!
Check out this brief definition from WiKiPedia:
HSPA+, also known as Evolved High-Speed Packet Access is a wireless broadband standard defined in 3GPP release 7 and above.
HSPA+ provides HSPA data rates up to 84 Megabits per second (Mbit/s) on the downlink and 22 Mbit/s on the uplink through the use of a multiple-antenna technique known as MIMO (for “multiple-input and multiple-output”) and higher order modulation (64QAM). MIMO on CDMA based systems acts like virtual sectors to give extra capacity closer to the mast.
uhhhh, yea… so anyway…
For all of you who already have the iPhone 4…or, just don’t care to hear about any iPhone other than the iPhone 5. It is said that when the iPhone 5 finally debuts, added features are said to include:
-a newer, sleeker and thinner body design –with a shiny glass back piece.
-Face recognition security
-”Face Time” (video chat) that can be accessed on both 3G and 4G networks.
-Custom SMS tones
-Custom e-mail alerts with the ability to assign different tones to each email address (a feature that Blackberry already includes on their phones.. Way-to-go RIMM!)
-an improved retna screen that will be scratch and shatter proof
-wireless sync capabilities with iTunes
-Extended battery life (14 hours talk time on 3G; 7 hours talk time on 4G; 600 hours on Stand-by)
-Messaging indicator light (another feature already included with Blackberry…ummm, did I say that already??)
-True built-in GPS
-HTML5 capabilities, with the possibility of including Adobe Flash player for all you video hogs out there). :)
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