The fifth iPhone iteration will be a radical departure from previous versions, reports suggest, as Apple looks to put Antennagate behind it and reaffirm fanboys’ faith in its smartphones.
According to “reliable sources” cited by Engadget, the handset is a “total rethink from a design standpoint”, suggesting we could be in for something that really marks it out from the legions of me-too mobiles that have followed in the iPhone’s wake.
We can apparently also expect the handset to house an ARM Cortex A9 chipset, plus Apple’s proprietary A5 CPU. That ought to mean much improved battery life and a slicker, faster smartphone user experience for us.
The latest rumours about the handset follow speculation that the iPhone 5 will eschew a home button for the first time ever. Users will reportedly employ “new multitouch gestures to navigate to the home screen and also to launch the app switcher.
Apple is believed to be testing fully touchscreen operated versions of the handset and the next iPad on its California campus, ahead of the gadgets' launch dates of March and June respectively.
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