Rumour: new Apple iPhone A5 with 8 mega pixel camera
June 24th, 2011 - 05:28 am ET by C. D.
Bloomberg has addressed rumours about a future iPhone model by predicting a launch for September.
Unlike previous year, Apple didn’t unveil a new iPhone during the keynote speech of their WWDC 2011 conference in early June, but the new version iOS5 version of their platform will be available in September, indicating that a new handset (iPhone 5 ?) should be made available at this time.
Bloomberg has now picked up on these rumours and confirmed that the launch of a new iPhone will take place in September, with a faster processor than the iPhone 4.
The iPad 2 is already powered by a dual-core Apple A5 processor, so it’s not surprising that the future iPhone will also be powered by this processor. The same generation of Apple mobile products use similar hardware, which allows for better interoperability and reduced manufacturing costs.
Rumours and more rumours... Bloomberg has also confirmed that the new model will come with an 8 mega pixel camera (with the iPhone 4 only coming with a 5 mega pixel camera), which is something that hasn’t previously been heard.
They also confirm that a new model of the iPad tablet with a higher resolution display and better reactivity than the iPad 1 and iPad 2 will be released. Once again, this isn’t new as such information was already reported a few weeks ago.
Not surprisingly, the new iPhone will come with iOS 5 (code name Telluride) and should closely resemble the iPhone 4 (would it therefore be the iPhone 4S ?). By unifying the mobile platform, Apple may also announce that certain applications won’t be able to work on older models, like the iPhone 3G and 3GS.
The rumour that a low cost iPhone for emerging markets has also once again surfaced, with this first being mentioned in May. Bloomberg is really reporting a range of rumours which were more or less already known, with nothing new having been released by Apple...