2012 has been a superb year for mobile phones with all but one leading manufacturer launching a new flagship device. The one company yet to show their hand is Apple but at a major press event on September 12th we expect to see the new iPhone 5 unveiled. On this date we will learn how the phone will differ from earlier versions of the phone but some changes are already public knowledge.
Apple are renowned for producing well built and designed devices so consumers are quite rightly excited to see what the phone will offer in this area. The launch of the iPhone 4S was somewhat overshadowed by the fact that Apple did not alter the design from the iPhone 4. This means that we will definitely be treated to a new chassis on the phone with numerous reports stating that it will be constructed from a metallic material rather than glass. Apple are also attempting to make the phone the slimmest on the market with leaked images suggesting a depth of around 7.6mm. Consumers are also keen to see the new screen that this model will boast. LG have stated that production of the screens is already underway and it is generally accepted that this panel will measure 4 inches, larger than any other iPhone display ever released.
Apple have also been working hard on the engine room of the new iPhone 5 and it is reported that the model will offer a hefty 1GB of RAM memory, twice the amount present on the 4S model. This will be teamed with a new chipset widely believed to be the new A6 architecture. The official release date will reveal the exact nature of the processor used in this set up but sources reports that Apple will be fitting a quad core chip on this handset. Not only will this deliver exceptional performance but it will also help the company to compete with numerous rivals who are also featuring quad core technology on their models.
These features are likely to be the main changes on the new iPhone 5 but expect Apple to reveal a whole lot more at their press conference on September 12th at 6pm UK time.