iPhone 5 Rumors Start Rolling In!

The iPhone 4 was only just released a few short months ago and many people are still having difficulties getting their hands on the new device. So, with that being said, it is about time that the next iPhone rumors start rolling in.

While the next iPhone may or may not be dubbed “iPhone 5”, for simplicity sake, it’s easier to call the device iPhone 5 as it would mark the fifth iPhone.

The rumors this week come from TechRadar who has compiled a bunch of rumors about features that may debut in the next iPhone. We begin with release dates.

The next iPhone is expected in the June/July 2011 time frame to keep up with the release schedule of the last few years. There are scarce rumors around the web pointing to a January 2011 iPhone device which would simply patch the iPhone 4 hardware issues such as the antenna.

The next rumor points to the new iPhone featuring Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which essentially turns the iPhone 5 into a digital wallet (allowing you to make credit/debit card like payments with the phone).

The next iPhone is also rumored to be more evolutionary and not revolutionary. This would be a similar scenario to what happened with the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS, where the iPhone 3GS stayed virtually the same as the iPhone 3G.

New specification rumors point to a 1.2GHz processor, more RAM, and a 3.7 inch display. The new device is also speculated to be featuring a new type of material such as some kind of alloy.

Lastly, the next iPhone is expected to support LTE or 4G networks, effectively turning the next iPhone into a 4G device.

Keep in mind that it is October 2010 and all of these rumors can change without notice!

[TechRadar]

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  • BC

    “of manufacturing material such as some kind of alloy”

    Gave me a chuckle, but I’ve been waiting for NFC to be implemented, hopefully we see it

  • Anonymous

    Until it gets left in a bar… We can only speculate 😉

  • i was reading rumours about the iphone 5 about the same time the i4 released lol
    i have to admit my mind wonders too, but then i realize im holding an iphone 4 and my time is better spent enjoying it, rather then thinking about next year heh

  • Spooky Lurker

    Some kind of alloy? I’m gonna say liquid metal.

    – Spooky

  • Guest

    Who uses “that being said”? Someones been watching a little too much Curb Your Enthusiasm. Actually my 8 year old nephew could have written a better article.

  • Anonymous

    I think I’ll hold off a model or two… Upgraded two iPhones [one 3G and one 3GS] to iPhone4’s this year. Won’t get that lucky next year.

  • Anonymous

    Quote: “The rumors this week come from TechRadar who has complied a bunch of rumors about features that may debut in the next iPhone.” Not trying to be the grammar police but shouldn’t it read: “The rumors this week come from TechRadar who has [compiled] a bunch of rumors about features that may debut in the next iPhone.”? And hey Gary, why no love for iPhone 3GS owners re: your random free giveaways? I’m sure the number of 3GS owners still outnumber iPhone4 owners by a large margin. Especially considering the associated problems with the latest version: i.e. antennagate & now Gorilla Glass issues. Still tho…I come to this site FIRST if I need to find out the latest on all things Apple & the latest breaking news on jailbreaks etc. Keep up the good work!

  • As LTE would be the way of the future it’s pretty obvious the next iphone or the one after that would support that technology. No surprises in that idea at all.

  • Anonymous

    Then go get your iPhone info from another website if you don’t like what’s presented here.

  • Anonymous

    HaHa….good one

  • Thanks for reading, troll.

  • Anonymous

    Yea I wouldn’t get the next one unless it really is much better than the 4. If all we get is a speed boost then I’ll just get the 2012 model.

    NFC is nice, but this requires that a lot of retailers step up and offer this service. Mastercard already has a lot of retailers and banks with their systems, would be interesting to see if Apple will get their support and others.

    As for LTE support, we wouldn’t see that here until at least 2012, so this would only be useful for Verizon and Sprint right now. Now if it had AWS then T-Mobile, Wind, Mobilicity, Videotron, and Shaw would really love it =) But since there has been zero news about T-Mobile then I doubt AWS support will come.

  • iGuy

    The iPhone 4 already uses an alloy, stainless steel, as it’s antennae. Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon with between 0.2% and 2.1% carbon, the remainder being iron. Stainless steel is similar but has around 11% or more chromium. Most metals used in engineering are already alloys, there is nothing new there.

  • Anonymous

    Just enjoy your iPhone 4 dropping mAssive calls

  • Drewxbarnes

    I agree, this was a useless artical. I call bullshit. They arnt even thinking about the iphone 5 till the iphone 4 gets stale. Why would they make a iphone5 if demand still on 4? Thats just loss profit. Hell it wouldnt surprise me if they made iphone4 3gs with stupid features before they make the 5

  • Anonymous

    Really hope the LTE part is true, I tether a lot and even if I could use HSPA+ speeds it’d be nice.

  • Chabawabba

    I just really hope that with the next Iphone, i will be finally able to wash my cat and cut my grass!

  • iP4Crazy

    Just out of curiosity Ex, what is the second flash in the “iPhone 5” picture? Or am I just seeing double from reading iPhoneinCanada articles for too many hours.

  • SHahabMTL

    64GB would be nice!

  • SHahabMTL

    64GB would be nice!

  • Ex

    I just noticed that myself.

    Conspiracy?

  • guest

    I really REALLY like this blog but I’m disheartened to see that this post is pretty much plagiarized from a TUAW post without any attribution whatsoever.. The original TUAW post follows the exact same paragraph structure and placement of colloquialisms which were simply reworded.

    Original post at http://www.tuaw.com/2010/10/08/iphone-5-in-the-rumor-mill/.

  • The original source was Tech Radar, which was credited. Go compared TUAW to Tech Radar and post this exact same comment on TUAW’s blog. bye

  • Tigger59

    More than 2 months after the release of the iPhone 4, there are a LOT of people who still can’t get one and now they’re talking about the next generation! Sheesh!

    Thankfully, I was able to (finally) get an iPhone 4 on Rogers nearly 8 weeks after the launch. Will the launch of the iPhone 5, 6, 7 etc be just as crazy?

  • Editor

    Technically Nibs, it should read:
    The rumours (U – this is Canada) come from TechRadar, (add a comma here) which (not who, TechRadar is a website, not a person) has made up (let’s face the facts) a bunch of bullshit (see previous) about features that may debut in the next iPhone.”

    Just kidding around. I love this site. Gary and the crew are doing a great job! Keep up the good work.