Anxiously Waiting for Apple’s iPhone 5

Even though Steve Jobs has retired, he still has a lot of people in the palm of his hand. After all, the gadgets his company makes remain the “Apple” of the eye for most people. And a lot of people want to take a bite of out a certain Apple product: the iPhone 5.

The iPhone is a multimedia and smart phone device made and marketed by Apple. It is characterized by its simple design, easy user interface and multitouch screen which include a virtual keyboard and runs on Apple’s mobile operating system iOS. The first iPhone was released in June 2007 and has spawned four models to date. The latest iPhone 5 is expected to be released in the third quarter of 2011.

The iPhone has various capabilities:

It functions as a standard mobile smart phone capable of sending and receiving text messages and visual voicemail, as well as make and receive calls. It can also access the internet with its Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity.

A camera phone that can take pictures and videos

A portable music player

Ever since the first iPhone came out, people have been coveting this gadget. The subsequent models that were released sold like hot cakes and people are eagerly waiting for the new iPhone 5. The internet is abuzz with rumors and gossip which fuels the anticipation further.

Release Date

There has been talk that it will be released in September as there were a lot of indicators. Prices of the iPhone 4 have been reduced, Apple has hired more staff and AT&T has imposed a holiday ban for its staff. September came and went and an October release is said to be making rounds of the rumor mill. The release has been pushed back because Apple wants to launch the new iOS 5 and iPhone 5 at the same time.


The new iPhone 5 is said to have the new A6 chip. It will have a faster 1.2 GHz processor, more storage and a bigger memory.


There has been gossip that Apple will also launch a smaller iPhone called the iPhone Nano. This is the company’s answer to the competition that comes out with cheap Android phones. Then there are suggestions that there will be two renderings of the new gadget: a regular version and pro version. This news started because the company is said to have been buying different parts for smartphones but the amount is not enough to use for all phones being manufactured.


The new iPhone will undergo a redesign. It will feature a larger screen compared to the older models and will support HD (1080p) capabilities. The glass back will be removed and replaced by a metal one which will double as the phone’s antenna. It will also be available in two colors: black and white.

Whether you believe the hyped up speculations surrounding the latest must-have gadget, one thing is sure: expect long lines at the Apple Stores around the world when it finally comes out.