iPhone 5 Will Have Faster Processor, Begin Shipping September

iPhone 5 Will Have Faster Processor, Begin Shipping September

Three people with knowledge of Apple’s supply chain have revealed that the iPhone 5 will feature a faster processor and will begin shipping in September, according to a new Reuters report. The device will look similar to the iPhone 4 and will go into production around July/August.

The rather short report doesn’t really give us any juicy details, and only ties in with previous rumors that have already suggested the next-generation iPhone will feature a faster processor, and will ship before the end of 2011.

Other reports have speculated the device will boast an 8-megapixel camera, increased storage options, a dual-mode wireless chip to support both CDMA and GSM carriers, and will be capable of shooting 1080p video. Some have also claimed the device will feature an aluminum rear casing, similar to that of the iPod touch.

The faster processor will inevitably be Apple’s new dual-core A5 chip which features in the iPad 2.

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  • Sup

    Right…

    We are getting a bit tired of all these rumours about the iPhone 5.

  • dave

    Enough already

  • bored

    ho hum

  • Matthew Murphy

    I am tired of all the rumors but that’s normal for this time of year in regards to iPhone’s. My problem with this rumor is that if all they are doing is upgrading a few features, why wouldn’t it come out at around the same time the others have?

  • KillianBell

    Possibly because of the release of the Verizon iPhone 4. All of those users who signed up to a Verizon contract in February to get an iPhone 4 would be pretty frustrated in the fifth generation device was released just months later.

    You could argue that that’s their fault for buying the device when they should know Apple updates them yearly – I certainly would – but they’d still be unhappy.

  • Dilbert A

    i always love this render. i don’t know why.

    reminds me of a Samsung phone.

  • Dilbert A

    that would suck for the rest of us if your right. i would probably hold off on an upgrade then.

  • Dilbert A

    i’m tired of rumors too, but this is COM, ya know?

  • prof_peabody

    At least we now know (thankfully), that iPhone 5 will look “substantially similar” to the iPhone 4, and not like the picture (above) of the “Android-esque” iPhone you guys keep putting up.

  • KillianBell

    We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t bring you the rumors. You’d only read them elsewhere anyway.

  • Dilbert A

    yeah, that’s the point I was trying to make to “Sup” Killian.

    i come here for that type of info.

    i guess i should used an /s tag, but i didn’t want to detract from my point.

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