There is much anticipation and a storm of swirling rumours as the world waits for Apple to play their next move in the battle of the high-tech smartphones. With the release of Samung’s new and widely acclaimed Galaxy S3 there is still little information about the launch of the new Apple iPhone 5 but one thing we do know, it has a lot to live up to.
The newly released Samsung Galaxy S3 is packed with cutting edge technology and comes with many features as standard making it a real contender for best smartphone and certainly gives iPhone 4S fans reason to reconsider their loyalties. However you might want to delay selling your mobile through a phone recycling company as Apple are set to hit back with the development of their next generation iPhone, rumoured to be a complete remodel and expected to be named the iPhone 5.
Much attention is focused on Apple as the release date of the new Galaxy S3 has come and gone and there is still no official word about the launch of the new iPhone. The trouble is we don’t really know for sure what we can expect from Apple’s new creation or even when we can expect to see it come on the market. There is some speculation that the launch of the new iPhone 5 will take place in June at Apple’s worldwide developer event (WWDC 2012) and there were reports in March this year that production was due to commence very shortly.
Most information available suggests that the iPhone 5 will be unlike other existing iPhones in its appearance, performance and functionality. It is likely that the new iPhone 5 will be powered by quad-core technology to match that of its rival the Samsung S3.
Rumours as to the possible new features of the iPhone 5 are running wild and vary from the idea that this mobile will employ a new type of touchscreen technology employing liquid metal to the possible screen size. It does seem very probable that Apple’s new handset will have a larger screen to bring it in line with the current trend.
It would seem the time has come for Apple to incorporate NFC (Near Field Communication) into their mobiles. There was some talk that the new iPhone 5 could use the Google Wallet payment platform, but it now seems that Apple are working on their own NFC technology, aligning the iPhone 5 with other high-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Nexus S
Apart from developing a top spec Android phone Samsung have also vigorously marketed the Galaxy S3 and timed it perfectly to launch before the London 2012 Olympics. Samsung reported its mobile market share doubled in China following the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and they are obviously looking to repeat this success. Already figures from January to March this year show Samsung with a greater market share in smartphone sales than Apple so big hopes are pinned on the iPhone 5 to turn the tide in Apple’s favour again.