What can we expect from the new iPhone?
An Apple employee walk into a bar…yes, it’s that time of the year. The next iPhone is supposedly just a month away and rumors about how it will save the world are starting to block the pipes of the Interweb. Sadly, unlike last year’s iPhone leak that ended up with Gizmodo, there are no pictures of the model that was lost last week. But one can always speculate, so, like last year, I’ve put together info on changes that we will hopefully see in the the new iPhone.
It’s almost a given that the new iPhone will feature a dual core CPU- the same one found in the new iPad. Apple might change the clock speeds depending on the heat generation of the CPU but considering that the current iPhone 4 is no slouch, I doubt you’ll see much difference in day to day operations. Sure, benchmarks and games will run faster but typing an email or switching to twitter won’t be radically faster.
From the leaks by case manufacturers it seems the new iPhone might have a slightly shorter but wider and thinner design that tapers towards the bottom like a tear drop. Here is a render from macrumours on the supposed design and dimensions of the new iPhone.
That design shows an increased screen size on the new iPhone- from 3.5″ to 4.0″ however, considering on how Apple likes to keep their UI perfect to the pixel, I’m not sure if we will see an increased screen size.
On the features side, NFC is slowly being added on a lot of new devices such as the BlackBerry Bold and Curve as well as the Google Nexus S so we just might see that on the upcoming iPhone. Bluetooth 4.0 is also a contender especially considering that it is already equipped in the latest generation of MacBook Air. Apple did a good job with the camera on the iPhone 4 and I expect them to further tweak that- possibly with 1080p video recording.
I doubt Apple will increase the storage- 32GB still feels ample for your mobile device. I do hope battery life is further improved- and a dual core CPU will certainly help in that regard. I also don’t think that an LTE (4G) version will show up just yet but I could be wrong on that. Other than that, we’ll just have to wait and see what Apple reveals to us soon.