Just a day after the tech world was amazed by purported leaked photos of the motherboard of Apple’s next generation iPhone, aka “iPhone 5,” a new report surfaced Monday, suggesting that the release date of the highly anticipated smartphone of 2012 is just over a month away, with Apple to start taking pre-orders from the second week of September.
The news was reported by Rene Ritchie of iMore, who said, citing “sources that have provided iMore with accurate iPhone related launch dates in the past,” that the Cupertino tech giant planned to start taking pre-orders of the iPhone 5, “at least in the US,” from Sept. 12, with the actual release still tipped for the following Friday, Sept. 21.
In terms of the international release of the handset, the report said that “the second wave of iPhone launches, the ones in international markets, will begin in the first week of October,” most probably Oct. 5. The information regarding the international rollout of the iPhone 5 came from sources that had provided iMore with accurate information in the past, according to the report.
with iPhone 5, Apple seems to have the intention of hitting the market with a bang.
Likely Features Of iPhone 5:
Rumors are rife that the iPhone 5 will feature a smaller doc connector, replacing the current 30-pin port. According to latest reports, the new connector would be a 9-pin dock connector as a possible reference to this has been discovered in the iOS 6 beta 4.
Rumors also suggest that the handset would run on iOS 6, which would be completely scalable to a larger 640 x 1136 display. The device is also likely to feature a much-improved processor, a larger 4-inch Retina display, 4G LTE technology, Near Field Communication (NFC), 1GB RAM, iOS 6, improved Siri, liquidmetal casing, an 8 megapixel (or even higher) rear camera, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting and a much-improved battery life.