April Fools: Apple Announces iPhone 5 Specs To Developers Before WWDC
As WWDC approaches many developers are already getting a first hand experience with the upcoming iPhone 5. It seems as though Apple has made it a crucial point to prevent the mayhem of rumors that plagued the supposed release date of the white iPhone 4. Apple has just given some preliminary specs to the new iPhone 5 which will be available June 26th at 5:00pm. Apparently the new device will be sporting the dual core A5 chip with a few improvements over the version in the iPad 2. The new chip will be able to not only do 3G for both CDMA and GSM but will also include the 1700 band after AT&T finalizes the acquisition of T-Mobile next month. Along with that Samsung (the A5 manufacturer) has accidentally leaked that the iPhone 5 A5 processor will also be able to access Verizon’s and AT&T’s future LTE infrastructure.
Some other interesting specs that came out of Cupertino was that the new iPhone 5 will no longer be susceptible to scratches that were so prevalent with previous iPhone designs, specifically the back-glass of the iPhone 4. The physical design is similar to the iPad 2, a very thin device with a curved backing. The new materials Apple has developed that are still patent pending are a tungsten-coated titanium, which will be used for the back of the iPhone 5. This tungsten-coated titanium will not only add a nearly impervious scratch-resistant casing but will also be strong and lightweight. Apple has also made it clear to developers that the screen of the iPhone 5 will be larger at 4 inches and also covered with a super hard silicon carbide that is nearly as hard as natural diamonds.
The new iPhone 5 is also said to have eliminated the iDevice connection port that has been synonymous with the iPod, iPad, and iPhone brand for about 10 years now. The iPhone 5 will no longer need to be plugged into such devices to play music or sync. Apple is calling the new wireless charging/syncing peripheral the “iDapter” which will be available to consumers as a separate product.
Stay tuned for more breaking news about the iPhone 5 as the WWDC 2011 date nears.