The development of the iPhone 5 is already underway according to industry insiders, with the likelihood being that it will be launching in early 2011 on Verizon in the US.
The iPhone 5 is being developed with all new hardware and some exciting new software, a source told Dvice. It will apparently differ significantly from the iPhone 4 and will thus be launched under a totally new name, possibly as early as January next year.
According to the unnamed insider the new smartphone will also sport a 1.2GHz processor, a 3.7-inch screen and an antenna that is housed within the phone to avoid the issues currently plaguing the iPhone 4.
These specifications could, of course, describe any number of smartphones being developed by Apple's rivals. At this point it is difficult to separate fact from fiction, but it is safe to assume that Apple is developing the sequel to the iPhone 4 in order to get it to the market at some point in 2011.
Was this article helpful?