The New iPhone (iPhone 5) To Feature LTE, Mirco-Dock, Similar Sized Screen And Fall 2012 Release Date

A couple days ago we told you that the new iPhone (iPhone 5) would feature a 4.6-inch display. The news came from a seemingly believed source, Reuters, that claimed the news came from the Maeil Business Newspaper. In fact, they went as far to say as Apple was already placing orders of a 4.6-inch Retina display screen.

According to iMore however, this will not be the case. Their sources have concluded that the new iPhone will receive a modest update, but will be nothing as dramatic as a 4.6-inch display (and I have to agree with them). First of all the new iPhone is set to receive a micro-dock to replace the traditional standard 30-pin dock connector. This will free up some space for additional parts that will be featured in the new iPhone.

iPhone 5 Features

The screen of the new iPhone will either stay the same or see a small increase in size as I originally predicted. Let’s think about this for a minute… if the new iPhone received a 4.6-inch screen it would be a dramatic refresh. Why would Apple do such a dramatic refresh so soon when the iPhone 4S has proved to be a major success with just minor updates? In my opinion we will not see a major change in design to the iPhone, like we did when we transitioned from the iPhone 3GS to the iPhone 4, until 2013/2014.

Among other things 4G LTE connectivity will be added to the mix, with a release date scheduled for October 2012. The exact date won’t be determined until closer to launch, but it looks like the iPhone is locked to a fall cycle for the immediate future. To close, the new iPhone (iPhone 5) looks like it is on track to feature for the following:

  • Similar if not same sized screen (currently 3.5-inch but not set in stone)
  • 4G LTE radio
  • New “micro dock” connector
  • Fall/October 2012 release

What do you think Apple will do with the new iPhone? Will we really see such a giant increase in the screen size of the iPhone? Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

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  • Kingsidney1

    The only thing I want is a bigger screen. I’ll be moving to Android if they screw us over again

  • Hfh

    iPhone 6 (its 6th gen!!)

  • SharpndPensel

    Me too.  That’s why I held off on the 4S.  I want a bigger screen. 

  • Otterchaoss

     well that was a waste of a comment.

  • Seb85

    They sold a lot of 4s because its apple … bigger screen would also mean bigger sales if u ask me , i got an iphone 4 and if the 4s was bigger i would have it … so if the iphone5 doesnt have a bigger screen i might switch for a competitor 

  • Newcars99

    it wil be a major change because the iphone 3g and 3gs were the same then the 4 an 4s were the same so every 2 phone there is a change. iphone 6 will be a big change.

  • Xx

    i’ll wait for iPhone 7..will be better….

  • Ryan

    My Wish list for the new iPhone:

    1) 4.0 – 4.3 inch screen (anything else is to small or too large)
    2) LTE network (need the faster speed)
    3) MicroSD card (Yeah like they’ll really add that.)
    4) Built in microHDMI port (no need to add additional dongle)
    5) NFC Charging (similar to the PowerMat)

  • Ryan

     Actually the iPhone 6 would be the 7th Gen.

    Gen – Device
    1 – iPhone
    2 – iPhone 3G
    3 – iPhone 3GS
    4 – iPhone 4
    5 – iPhone 4s
    6 – iPhone 5 ** if naming scheme continues **
    7 – iPhone 6 ** if naming scheme continues **

  • Nigameash Harihar

    You do realize that the iPhone 4 was only called iPhone 4 because it was the 4th generation. It wouldn’t make sense for Apple to call the 6th generation iPhone, the ‘iPhone 5′. Hence you comment is invalid.

  • Eh ill wait

    nothing like spending 650$ out right for a phone that gets 3 to 4 new “upgrades”. Sorry iphoners but ill stick with my android till Apple actually makes a phone that can just get upgrades like android. And a Different interface as well. That thing is UGLY. I had a Iphone 4s when it came out but the lack of customizing made me get rid of it.  I’ll wait.

  • Vic

    6 – iPhone 5 ** if naming scheme continues **
    7 – iPhone 5S ** if naming scheme continues **
    8 – iPhone 6 ** if naming scheme continues **